Meeting Ram Charan

Meeting Ram Charan

At the launch of Telstra’s Next IP, I had the privilege of meeting Ram Charan. Now I have quoted him many times, in fact in the little book of answers. Ram’s quote heads up one of the chapters. “The motto of successful CEOs: People first, strategy...

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This Business Life – Up and Away

This Business Life – Up and Away

This appeared in today’s Australian newspaper. – I thought that some of my answers might give more background on where we came from. What was your first business venture and how did it perform? Apart from trying to start a circus at eight years old, my...

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Clean Sweep.

Clean Sweep.

Britt, one of my colleagues gave me a copy of Time Magazine Style and Design Supplement Autumn 2007. There is an article called ‘Clean Sweep – Goodbye to all that gaudy stuff. The growing trend among consumers and designers is about an attitude that is...

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Why must we put petrol in the car.

Why must we put petrol in the car.

Now Rod Beckstrom had many interesting ideas, way more than those presented in his book The Starfish and the Spider. He is committed to the impact that we as individuals can have on the planet. If we want to do something about it, it is up to us. Ok so I met Rod at...

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Starfish and Spiders in Tokyo

Starfish and Spiders in Tokyo

Rod Beckstrom has founded, grown and successfully exited several businesses. But he is a curious sort of a guy…he wanted to know about the unstoppable power of leaderless organisations. So together with Ori Brafman, he set about researching those organisations...

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