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Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Five on TEN

Here are my notes that I took on set during the filming of Episode Five. If there is a word to describe this episode, it would be #Courage. All entrepreneurs by nature must be courageous – but may show it in different ways. All the businesses we see tonight have grand plans for growth – […]

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Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Four on TEN

This episode of Shark Tank is a wonderful overview of the entrepreneurs journey – we often read in the press or hear all the positive stories, but there is real human cost and the toil behind them. There is no such thing as an overnight success story. Some ideas we see on Shark Tank will […]

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Three on TEN

From experiences, to innovations, to the ‘out there’ and wonderful tonight brings us a fresh plate of Australian Shark Tank companies vying for investment…here are my notes from Shark Tank on set Episode Three – remembering that we don’t know anything about the businesses before they arrive on set: The Cave Commando Experience – Sirens, […]

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Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode TWO on TEN

With a mix of disruptive businesses, innovators and some rich discussions on valuation Episode Two has many lessons, great insights and a few laughs as well…Our entrepreneurs are prepared, their pitches entertaining and expressive – all the founders in this episode happen to be relatively young (well compared to us) – some have been battling […]

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Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode One on TEN

Well we are back – the five sharks (all self made entrepreneurs) listening, learning and delighted to see what we have coming in to Shark Tank for Series 2. All of these pitches were completely new to us. We have no briefing, we literally only have our ability to ask questions and find the answers […]

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The power of crowds vs the power of many.

The power of ‘crowds’ has taken hold over recent years. Crowdfunding, crowd reviews, crowd sourcing – though we are seeing a little less crowd ‘surfing’ than we used to. But rather than crowd – the real question is the power of many. When I look at businesses that come into Shark Tank  – or anybody […]

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A gift for you or a gift for a loved one

It is all hands on deck at RedBalloon now – Christmas is fast approaching and there are hundreds of thousands of red envelopes to make it  under the tree in the next few weeks. Christmas for me is always a time for reflection and review – before I get on with next year and run […]

The Power of Positive

ISIL is Weak Waleed talks about how we can stop ISIL #TheProjectTV Written by Waleed Aly and Tom Whitty (@twhittyer) posted by The Project on Monday, November 16, 2015 Waleed Aly – made a powerful statement on Monday following the events last weekend in Paris. His message had 100 million views in the subsequent days. […]

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Getting ready for Shark Tank Season 2

In the lead up to heading back into the Shark Tank for another period of filming for this inspirational Australian made business reality show, I thought I would share a few thoughts on how to prepare for your day in the Tank (or for everyone else, pitching your idea to anyone in your network). There […]