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The Future of Directorship

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On the 14th of March 2012 David Gonski made a presentation at the Australian Institute of Company Directors luncheon on the future of directorship. His speech was thought provoking and whilst I didn’t agree with his position on all of the topics, the consensus on our table was that his views were thoughtfully developed and […]

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Is the Executive Remuneration debate clouding all judgement on director liability?

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I attended a briefing held by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) called Directing Tomorrow Today: The Essential Director’s Update. For me this is a must attend event, as there is a wealth of quality information provided on current issues relating to the essential process of quality company directorship. There is an enormous amount […]

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Excessive Executive Remuneration

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There has been a lot of comment in recent times about the levels of executive remuneration particularly in relation to companies that are underperforming.  Taking a step back, we should understand the origins of the nature of directorship and ask a good simple clean and hard question: is this in line with the original intent? […]

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Social Notworking

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“Enough social notworking, time to do some work…” – which interestingly enough was some blogging for a client…. Wikipedia defines social notworking as….. well wikipedia hasn’t defined this yet. There are many social networking tools that companies have endeavoured to ban, then eventually seen some benefit in the manner that they work. Facebook is one, […]

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Card Sorting your way to Information Architecture

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When you are faced with a major intranet or internet site development project, information architecture is a critical starting point. However, getting started with information architecture isn’t necessarily that easy. There is the enormity of information held in an enterprise. Whether you believe in taxonomy  (a defined classification scheme) or folksonomy  (where users tag their […]

Podcast with Tom Murrell

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I was recently interviewed by Tom Murrell in delightful Subiaco on the topic of marketing strategies that will work in tough times online. In this podcase we talked about new trends in social marketing, blogging for business and other ways of keeping in touch with your audience. We also discussed new disruptive technologies such as […]

How the Apple Macintosh was named…

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I could be wrong here but it seems like an amazing co-incidence to me. I am happy to stand corrected but have not been able to find anything that indicates how the name was created. In November 1965 an episode of Get Smart called “The Two Chiefs featured a Kaos agent who was a master […]

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Non executive directors liability issues

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At our recent “Chatham House” meeting (graduates of the AICD course in Perth) we discussed the issues of: 1. Some of the great practical advice that graduates of the AICD Company Directors course had been able to apply; and 2. The legal issues and risks of being a director, particularly non-executive The course is very […]