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Colette the BlueChilli CIO and Andrea Culligan and Rolf Webber
Almost every conversation about innovation and growth I have with corporate execs and startup founders alike, eventually circles back to Customer Experience – because it’s a game changer that sets standout successful companies apart from their competitors. On May 9th, I had the pleasure of interviewing two superpowers (and Xcelerate advisors) on the topic of customer...
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BlueChilli Panel
“An entrepreneur is someone who is willing to work 80 hours a week in order to not work 40 hours a week. But how do we manage burnout?” – Megan Flamer, Program Director of Xcelerate at BlueChilli If there’s one certainty of running a startup or new business, it’s that you’ll find yourself staring down...
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With advances of technology, it’s easy to “connect” with many people while never actually meeting them or spending time together in the flesh. It can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to update swathes of people at once, but hard to cut through the babble and clutter. We have found this plethora...
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PauseFest 2018 Header
PauseFest 2018 is done and dusted for another year!! Over three action packed days based at popular meeting place, Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD, speakers converged from all over the world. Presenting panels, workshops and networking opportunities all about Creative, Tech & Business topics. The calibre of the attendees meant for the first time, the...
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I’m at TEDxSydney today with 4,199 other people in the spanking-new ICCC in Sydney. And I’m thinking about how nearly every senior corporate executive I meet tells me they want to meet and learn about innovation from the successful founders of high-growth tech startups. TEDxSydney audiences are fascinating for people-watchers like me – thousands of...
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Build something you care about. There will be good times, but there will also be challenging times, and some very hard times too. If what you’re building is more than just a business opportunity to you, it will help motivate you to keep going through those difficult times. You’ll want to see it launch. You’ll want to...
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In session three we’ll talk about how to pitch your startup to people you need help from — investors, grant bodies, advisors, etc. If you’ve got questions arising from the session you can ask them in the Disqus comments area at the end of this blog post. Here’s the slide deck and I’ll post the video recording...
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In session two we explored different business models and channels for growth for a new media startup. Here’s the slide deck: Walkley Foundation – Business models Here’s the video of the talk. If you’ve got questions arising from the session you can ask them in the Disqus comments area at the end of this blog post. – Alan
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Coffee and newspaper
This morning, the number one ‘news moment’ in my Twitter headlines was the news that old media publisher Fairfax is cutting its annual operating budget by a further $30M, sacking more editorial staff and focusing on stories which will increase its online audience. Watching the ancient print mastheads of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald turn into a...
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“The future of immersive media is the future of computation” – Monika Bielskyte, Creative Director and Strategist at Kenzo Digital Media on Virtual Reality. Monika’s keynote was equal parts visionary and cautionary, leaving the audience both excited and fearful for the future of immersive media. There were a few calls at PauseFest for the VR...
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