Archive | August, 2013

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Augmenting humans with technology

Gartner has just released it’s 2013 “Hype Cycle” in which the over-riding theme is “the evolving relationship between humans and machines”. Gartner believes that there are three main trends which will enable enterprises to improve productivity, transform the citizen and customer experience, and underpin competitive advantage. These are: augmenting humans with technology — we are […]

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Rufus Pollock

The “open” rhetoric … are we hearing more of the same?

On Monday evening I went to a talk given by Rufus Pollock of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) at the University of Sydney. Pollock had, quite literally, just got off the plane for a whistle-stop “down-under tour” of Australia, and he did well to respond to questions and give an overview of the OKF to what […]

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Zagging

In a world of “zigging” I’m seeking the “zaggers”…

Last week I went to an information session on Sydney Leadership, an eight month “leadership development programme” offered by Social Leadership Australia (SLA). As I arrived I had the chance to chat to the Director, Geoff Aigner, who is co-author of “The Australian Leadership Paradox”, and a former alumni of the programme. Geoff told me […]

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Please Sir, I want some more!

Yesterday I attended a focus group hosted by Creative Partnerships Australia, a new entity which is “building on the work done by its predecessors, the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) and Artsupport Australia to encourage and facilitate private sector support for the arts”. There were three focus groups held at the Australia Council with the […]

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Paradox

The Australian Leadership Paradox

Last week I attended the launch of a new book “The Australian Leadership Paradox:  What it takes to lead in the lucky country” by Geoff Aigner and Liz Skelton. The launch was jointly hosted by The Benevolent Society and Social Leadership Australia and held at one of my favourite venues, the Wharf on Sydney Harbour. […]

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