Sydney Swans Ambassador

In the Blood: Sydney Swans Ambassador

Sydney Swans Ambassador I was recently invited to be an ambassador of the Sydney Swans which might be one of the easiest roles I have ever had to play. The season is about to commence and I recently shared with the club my thoughts about the game (and a bit of background to my involvement) […]

Where I am – update 20 March 2017

Getting to know each other Thanks to those people who jumped on to my first Private Group Live. This really helps me work out what is of most interest. Clearly growth, marketing and sales are of interest – (for those who didn’t see it, it’s in the group for later viewing). I’ll announce the next […]

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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 […]

Where I am – update 13 March 2017

Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, LinkedIn Influencer & TV personality I am back home to Sydney after a busy week. The first half saw me in Sydney speaking all things #IWD, whilst the second half had me travelling the country sharing my thoughts on leadership, customer experience and entrepreneurship.  I was in Melbourne as part of my role […]

Where I am – Update 6 March 2017

Have you a question? Thanks to those people who inbox me at with questions, requests and offers… but in some ways, as I attempt to answer your questions one-by-one I realise there may be many other people who could benefit from the answer. It’s with that in mind, that I chose to setup a […]

innovation lessons for small business owners

The seven traits of an innovator

Innovation lessons for small business owners I am often engaged to speak about innovation and strategy… not in an academic sort of way, people want to know how I took an idea and turned it into reality. One thing (unfortunately) that we do know is that most start-up businesses never reach the heights that match […]

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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 […]

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Entrepreneur’s Journey; 14 November 2016

With the media full of US politics and election results – one thing I am so aware of is that as business leaders we will keep doing what we can do to make the world a productive place for all. We are doing our bit to keep commerce thriving, to employ people, buy things, sell […]

The entrepreneur’s journey: 7 November 2016

I was a little embarrassed today, when someone I do want to catch up with suggested a bunch of dates to see me in November… and the only time we could find was in the new year – argh! I can feel the year closing quickly. I had such a great week to start November, […]

The entrepreneur’s journey This Week 31 October 2016

Last week was all about resilience, focus and a few laughs – there were plenty of lessons. Monday was all about strategy and planning for  Tuesday was to be a continuation of the ‘design thinking project’ and reviewing numbers… and mostly this got achieved. (Though I missed a media interview) we did manage to […]

It’s a ‘devil’ of a job growing a business

When you start a #business you are full of #positivity and #possibility – you are so driven by #passion that anything seems achievable – you operate on sheer energy. As you grow your business you begin to employ people, and you ‘hope’ that they are as passionate as you… that they truly ‘believe’ in the cause, […]