Tag Archives: TV Program

What is the best business idea?

This month we have been on set shooting “Shark Tank” Australia – for Channel Ten. The team of ‘sharks’ (pictured) is reviewing people pitching his or her business ideas – as we celebrate entrepreneurship and invention there are other things I will be looking for in the business ideas that — with nurturing and investment — will become great businesses. We will see hundreds of business ideas. Not all will make it to TV. Some will paint themselves as a…

Thank you to the 800,000 people reading my LinkedIn posts

At the Channel Ten 2015 Launch event with fellow 'shark' Andrew Banks and the MasterChef team

I thought it might be interesting to share what it is like to have a “public profile” – not as a celebrity of course – merely someone that people might look at in the street and have a sense of familiarity with. I was in the LinkedIn office in Paris in February – far away from home – and several of the team there were staring at me. Only one offered this comment, “I’m sure I know you – are…

Shark Tank “Sharks” Announced. Coming To TEN In 2015

Here is the official Chanel Ten announcement from last nights launch event. “They are five of the most successful business people in Australia and they are bringing their talent, wisdom, expertise – and money – to Network Ten’s exciting new series for the whole family, Shark Tank. A massive hit around the world, Shark Tank has just entered its sixth season in the US – where it has won new fans every time it has gone to air. Hosted by…

NSW Opposition Leader announces ‘Economic Growth Plan’ at RedBalloon

The NSW Opposition Leader – Barry O’Farrell visited RedBalloon this morning to make an announcement on his ‘Economic Growth Plan’. They were very deliberate in chosing a fast growth business with a strong employee engagement record as a venue for the announcement. It was an interesting experience having eight or so party people and three politicians visit, however it was the 20 media people with all their equipment which took over RedBalloon. Barry chatted with the team, I got to…

Coming up this week – 7 Feb 2011.

Verne Harnish raised an interesting question this week in his Insights Newsletter… the notion that there are no such people as ‘internal customers’. This week I had such a variety of customer conversations. I am very clear that our customers are those people who spend money with us…. However I also believe that the idea of customer extends to those people that allow you to be profitable – and to that end I include my experience suppliers in my ‘customer’…

Coming up this week 24 January 2011

I have had a few weeks off with the family.  A complete break it is important to recharge. I’m back and ready for another big year at RedBalloon… I have had  a quick look at the diary and I see that I will be quite busy…. This Week Monday: Interview with The Age  – and reconnecting with everyone in our one on ones Tuesday: Speaking engagements for Dell and another for Deloitte… then a photo shoot with Pete for Latte…

In memory of Steve Pickering

The late Steve Pickering

It was with sadness that I read this email… Hi Naomi It’s my sad, sad duty to inform you that last Thursday night Steve Pickering passed away at home following what is believed to be a heart attack. We had our Gold Coast event on Sunday event, held in Steve’s memory, and following the event we cast some flowers in to the waves to honor him. A full paddle-out in his honor is going to be held soon and at…

Coming Up Week of 22 Nov 2010

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The launch of this Trimesters theme was last Monday morning. It is all about growth. – We will celebrate when we achieve 54 by 24 –that is every RedBallooner will celebrate with an extra day of summer holidays with 250 points to have a fabulous experience on the day. Fun! I had three speaking engagements last week – which meant lots of travel, from the Yarra Valley to Lorne in Victoria. (Lorne was looking spectacular – I have not been…

Coming up this week- 8 Nov 2010

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What a week of experiences this has been. Monday I watched racehorses at David Hayes stables at Flemington – work out on a treadmill. Tuesday I had breakfast with past Melbourne Cup champions, Rogan Josh and Brew in the mounting yard at Flemington and I held the 18 carrot gold Melbourne cup (with white gloves on). Later in the afternoon I met and held a bunch of reptiles, quite the experience. Wednesday I’d lost my voice – so for our…

73% say ‘I dream of being somewhere else’

This morning  participated in the ‘Dream Employers’ launch event – near the Opera House in Sydney. The comments from panelists – and the general observations from the panelists and the attendees was interesting. (much content for many blogs.) In August, InSync together with RedBalloon and Talent2 asked the public to comment on who is Australia and also New Zealand’s dream employer. There are quite a number of ‘Best Employer’ and ‘Employer of Choice’ surveys – which are voted by the…