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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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


How do you know when an idea is actually a good one?

- May 10, 2013 3 MIN READ

Market research is particularly good at analysing past performance to predict the future. If we were researching teapots for example, there might be reports out there on how many teapots there are in the world, how quickly they were being produced, in what colour and of what materials. No doubt the numbers could also be segmented into those with round stout bodies versus those coming in octagonal shapes. You could then conceivably predict how many round stout, red teapots will be produced over the next 3 to 5 years.


FailCon returns in conjunction with Vivid Sydney: Superstar list of Speakers

- May 9, 2013 2 MIN READ

After a hugely successful launch at the Vivid Sydney Ideas Exchange in 2012, the one-day event consisting of presentations and panel discussions is back on Thursday 30 May 2013at the Vivid Ideas Exchange Forum, Level 6, MCA, 9am – 5pm. Adding an exciting element this year, the event’s activities will be illustrated live, by renowned scribe Steve Keast from BOOM! Creative Communications.


5 Free Tickets to AngelHack!

- May 8, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Then jump start your startup ideas at AngelHack’s global hackathon competition, where you can win $100,000’s in prizes, hack your way into our accelerator program, get flown out to Silicon Valley, pitch the Valley’s top investors, and ALL that for just winning the hackathon! Boo-Ya!