productivity hacks

Productivity Hacks

Productivity Hacks As the first quarter comes to a close I wonder how we are going on making this year a bit easier than the year before. Have you had a few more wins, or made a bit more money? As the months pass most of us realise that the year seems tougher than the […]

lessons from top ceos

What can Small Business learn from Big Business CEOs

Lessons from top CEOs What can Small Business learn from Big Business CEOs? We buy from them, we sell to them, and we can learn from them. We have a symbiotic relationship with big business – we are all part of the same eco-system and we need each other. But is life in big business […]

CHOICE Australia makes a choice to be a best employer

Employer of Choice CHOICE has been advising consumers since last century about the efficacy of the broadest range of products. As a child, my father would receive his monthly subscription to the magazine – each month opening it with glee and reading (often out loud) to us the reviews on household products. I always wondered […]

increase productivity at work

Let’s talk it through

Increase Productivity At Work Small Business success is about selling ideas, selling products, selling opportunity, selling vision…but you need to do it productively. We are always selling in small business and ultimately selling is about having conversations – because in my belief you cannot sell anything, customers must choose to want to buy. One could […]

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Coworking Space Sydney I have just been appointed ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at Gravity co-working space in Sydney – which is a very new experience for me. Since leaving the daily operations of RedBalloon some three years ago I have been very busy in the start-up community, not just with the businesses that I invest in […]

Employee Feedback

Employee Feedback

Employee Feedback can be confronting What I didn’t know…. One of the greatest challenges faced by us as individuals, team players, employees or leaders is that it is very difficult for us to get perspective. That is ‘we don’t know what we don’t know’ and we don’t even know how to see what we need […]