Carla Zampatti Tribute

Carla Zampatti Tribute

Carla Zampatti – Tribute The vivid conversation I had with Carla about colour as part of the judging process for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year will always stay with me. It was 2011, I was 10 years into my RedBalloon entrepreneurial journey and whilst the other...

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Economic uplift for rural Australia

Economic uplift for rural Australia

It is time for an economic uplift for rural Australia I read with interest that ‘Post-COVID, Australians go back to grassroots’; ‘The regions offer brighter post-COVID futures, predicts demographer Bernard Salt’. Salt’s article goes to great lengths to speak of the...

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Will you mentor me?

Will you mentor me?

Why I am participating in the Lenovo Mentor program “Help I need a mentor!” I hear. “But how best can I do this” I respond. This is a common conversation that I have, whether it is via my email, LinkedIn and other social inboxes. If you are in this situation then...

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Lenovo ThinkBook mentoring program

Lenovo ThinkBook mentoring program

Ambassador of 2020 Lenovo ThinkBook mentoring program Update as of 13 Jan 2020. I felt compelled to update this post as the situation in rural Australia has materially changed. Whilst the bushfires continue to rage I am regrouping with Lenovo to work out how best we...

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Ecto Handplanes: Too good to swim past

Ecto Handplanes: Too good to swim past

Buy an Ecto Handplane When Chris came into the Tank and said ‘In this case Sharks and Surfers are a perfect match’, or something like that, I think he is probably right. Chris from Ecto Handplanes is all about design. As he hands each of us our very own sample, whilst...

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Shark Tank S3 Episode 7 on TEN

Shark Tank S3 Episode 7 on TEN

Shark Tank Season Three Episode 7 Up this week in the Tank we have… Cardly Patrick and Tom from Cardly have created a business of personalised cards printed on demand around the world by simulating hand writing and curating artists designs. The model is scalable...

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What I’ve Learned – 22 June 2017

What I’ve Learned – 22 June 2017

Celebration time Things have been non-stop in my camp this past week as I’ve been on the press trail in the lead up to the premiere of Shark Tank last Tuesday night — and what a night it was. It is always so exciting to watch the brave people who come and pitch...

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