Insights

Original business ideas are overrated

- April 23, 2014 5 MIN READ

I constantly meet people who have had the same idea for an original business in their head for years and are yet to even begin making it a reality. More often than not, these people will tell me that I am smart enough to come up with a great product and I shouldn’t be in a “me too” business like an Online Marketing Agency.

Profiles

1200 Young Entrepreneurs take over Sydney Town Hall

- March 1, 2014 2 MIN READ

Looking at the size of the 1200 strong crowd above I am taken back to three years ago when I attended my first ever Unconvention with 350 other like minded people – the growth of the movement is something that Jack Delosa and his team should be extremely proud of.

Profiles

Technologies we need in the First World to facilitate further laziness

- November 29, 2013 3 MIN READ

Technology has been sewn into the fabric of our culture. In fact, society and technology is co-evolving in such a way that we cannot understand one without the other. But before we design the next genius phone, let’s consider some technologies we actually do need. And by ‘need’ I mean so we can actively become less active.

Insights

When knowledge counts for naught

- August 1, 2013 4 MIN READ

One day early on in my career as a coach I remember picking up from the ground a program I had written for an athlete, a program I had spent a lot of time and effort on. Hours of research and practice it seemed counted for little if the program was neglected.

Profiles

UNSW Startup Games to take place this Saturday

- May 23, 2013 2 MIN READ

A program that has seen New South Innovations (NSi) at the University of New South Wales align with Australian start-up luminary Bart Jellema’s to create the UNSW Startup Games, to support students in bringing their idea to life.

Other

Bringing Ideas to Life

- November 14, 2012 3 MIN READ

EVERYONE comes up with great ideas. The success that is achieved from the idea varies dramatically based upon what you choose to do with it. Ask yourself, “If I die tomorrow, will I be happy with how I lived today?” If you answered ‘no’, I wrote this for you.

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Startups are about to become ‘Trendy’

- October 3, 2012 2 MIN READ

Some might argue that the Startup Space and Tech have been trendy for a while – most of those people are actually from the startup world though – and in our own world’s don’t we all think we are a little bit cool? When I say trendy, I mean mainstream trendy and when I say mainstream trendy I mean everybody will soon “want” to be an entrepreneur. Because people want to be what they see on TV.

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Valuable Ideas are Worthless

- July 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

I don’t know how many times I hear people talking about their top secret “valuable idea”. They get paranoid about sharing it, they worry about people discovering it, they want people to buy it off them and they think that it’s worth millions.