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Will individuals ever own their data?

- February 24, 2016 6 MIN READ

Imagine a future, perhaps one like this, where your data is a genuine asset. It is owned and controlled by you. You provision your data to the people and organisations you choose in ways that have value to you. In fact, when calculating your net worth, data is a key consideration.

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Digital assets and the evolution of value

- October 21, 2015 4 MIN READ

Ever since I’ve had any meaningful purchasing power, I’ve completed transactions electronically. I simply viewed a number in my bank account, and after a given transaction occurred, my account displayed the transaction itself as well as the remaining balance available to me. I received my goods or service and was on my way, often giving little thought to the implication of the value exchange.

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Known truths: A startup’s worst enemy

- July 10, 2015 4 MIN READ

The core purpose of a startup is to define a new and unique value proposition, as well as validate the potential for a truly scalable business model. Steve Blank captured this well in what is now one of the most widely used definitions of a startup, “a temporary organisation designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.”

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Solving high-value, underserved problems is the only thing that matters for Australian startups

- May 27, 2015 4 MIN READ

There has been a lot of recent discussion surrounding the role of startups, venture capital, Government, STEM education and various other elements that factor into Australia’s ability to be an effective creator of new economic and societal value. However, a large portion of the content has been fixated on certain inadequacies that currently inhibit our ability to execute innovation regularly at meaningful scale.