Author Archive | anni

Observations from FutureGov 2011

Observations from FutureGov 2011

In her latest contribution to “The Drum” journalist Annabel Crabb confronts what she describes as the “rootless and shallow” nature of current Australian politics. I’ve been covering politics since 1999 and I’ve never, until this year, ever sat in the press gallery, looked down and thought, “I actually don’t think I can bear another second […]

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Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9/11

As a brief thought I was quite literally just catching a taxi to the airport from my hotel directly under the Sears Tower in Chicago when the first plane hit the World Trade Centre.  I was on my way to Toronto to meet up with friends that morning and what followed during the course of […]

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Analogue versus Digital – It’s the people stupid!

Analogue versus Digital – It’s the people stupid!

The conversation which I find increasingly common at the minute is that of the interplay between the digital and analogue worlds.  The Intersticia logo represents this and, for me, this is one of the most pressing challenges facing us all as we struggle to deal with the pervasiveness of technologies in the early twenty first […]

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communicators

Communicators as catalysts for social business

Last week I participated in two educational settings which relate to both public relations and social media, and which have caused me to reflect on the evolving role of communications in the twenty first century. The first was the IBRC “Web 3.0:  Public Relations and Social Media” Conference which sought to explore how the emerging […]

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renaissance 2011

renaissance 2011

After a three year haitus Intersticia is back, with a newly designed livery, a revived energy and commitment. The reasons for both?  The last three years have been full of challenges and insights, frenetic activity, and the privilege of working with a few incredibly inspiring people.  As always it is people from whom we learn […]

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The Opera uproar

The Opera uproar

You may (or may not!) be aware of the rumblings occurring about Opera Australia at the moment … My friend Fiona Janes has written to the Board of the company highlighting a number of issues to do with the engagement and casting of singers, particularly highlighting the discrepancy between the number of ‘older’ and more […]

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Zero growth, perhaps time for a rethink!

Zero growth, perhaps time for a rethink!

We are facing a time of “zero growth” we are told!  The Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan fronted the TV audience from New York and announced that growth in the major western markets was stalling.  Aha!  I thought!  Could it be that the world financial crisis might lead to even a modest return to the ‘basics’, […]

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Chronicles foretold

Chronicles foretold

Today I saw a very dear friend who’s making his ‘bucket list’.  Having been given a year to live he is approaching the task with humour, realism, courage and grace.  He has asked me to MC his funeral and I don’t think I have ever felt so humbled in my life. Many of us are […]

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Progress and Growth

Progress and Growth

Last year I participated in a World Café workshop held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on Innovation.  As an initial exercise we worked to define exactly what the term meant and almost everyone had a different perspective resulting in different metaphors and viewpoints.  One thing that struck me throughout the session, and has […]

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View from the Boatshed

View from the Boatshed

This is my very first post, and my debut into the world of blogging. I have long watched from the sidelines, read posts of people whose opinions I value, and thought I should contribute in some way, shape or form.  But … actually doing it has been the challenge!  Both in terms of time and, […]

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