Observations and thoughts at the intersection of Design, IT, Psychology, and Business.

Think big

Think big to most businesses mean: more staff, bigger premises, higher production, more sales, larger market share... BUT Think big can ALSO mean pulling back and seeing the big picture, and planning in longer timeframes. Short-term thinking and focused thinking is...

Insights from Year 11s

Here are a couple of GREAT quotes that came out of a workshop with high schol students: "You'll never know if you don’t give it a go." Amanda Jurcevic "If you don’t rock the boat, things will never change." Theresa Fedele This is the sort of entrepreneurial thinking...

Your future competition

If you are in Sydney, go look at the Art Express 2005 exhibition in the Art Gallery of NSW. If and when these talent turn their creative thinking to business, you'd better watch out! Your "optimised processes", "entrenched position", "established market presence" and...

How big are you?

Find out at www.myfootprint.org. In this case, bigger is NOT better. But seriously, this is a great use of technology to bring the sustainability message straight home to each and every one of us. PERSONALLY. No more hiding behind faceless statistics. Are you aware of...

Just like dating

Building genuine connections with customers is just like trying to impress a date. You've got to BE yourself! If your business says one thing and does another, is it any surprise customers take a cynical attitude to your messages?

Directorial distractions

One of the most time consuming activities of directors and managers is administrivia - all the paperwork, record keeping, compliance monitoring, and so on. Now we all know that these are merely the necessary means, and not the ultimate goal of any business. But… I...

Fostering creativity

Richard Florida in a recent article in AFR BOSS magazine (thanks Will!) on Creativity as a key factor in the new way of economic growth, and how to facilitate the rise of the Creative Class: "creativity resides in everyone everywhere, so building a community of ideas...

And the answer is: creativity!

In a speech broadcasted on the ABC (19/1), Dr Edward De Bono told a good story about chefs in a competition (paraphrased here): If all the chefs have the same raw materials, level of competency and experience, what would set the winner apart? The answer is obviously...

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