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Innovation VW Style

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At #CeBIT2012 one of the more interesting presentations was delivered by Anke Kockler, Managing Director of Volkswagon Australia. The car industry is frequently seen as not particularly innovative given that the car has been in a similar format for well over 50 years, and other industries are considered more innovative – such as IT or […]

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 […]

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Top 100 Web 2.0 apps

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Find the top 100 web apps as per BRW at Ross Dawson’s blog here Thanks to Ross Dawson for compiling the list onto his blog, and great to see so many great ideas out of Perth (which has been described by people such as Christopher Golis who established Nanyang Ventures and wrote “Enterprise and Venture […]

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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 […]

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Cebit – Transaction 2.0 and Techramp

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Techramp is an exciting one day session as part of the Transaction 2.0 day at Cebit. There is a great cast of first class presenters.  The speakers are people have been there and have got both the scars and rewards to prove it. I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to chair the Techramp sessions.So if you are a startup […]

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VC Startups Carnival

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The Startups Carnival runs from March 3 to 17 2008 and is a great opportunity for those people trying to get a new initiative off the ground in the technology space. With an initial focus towards Web 2.0 / Social Networking but also inclusive of other technology environments, initiatives in green technology, it will be […]

Email and social networking schizophrenia

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In receiving another invite from a colleague on Plaxo I wondered if anyone else had the frustration that comes from too many digital persona’s…. In summary, there are too many email addresses (work, home – via blog name, new service provider, old service provider, old company, new mobile phone company, Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail etc etc….). […]

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One Month App

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I was viewing Eric’s blog and came across the reference to the One Month App which was interesting project to determine if an application could be built in a month. They have used the Ruby on Rails framework and developed a nice looking cashflow application for small businesses. Top marks for a clever marketing idea […]