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Information Diets

You might need to go on an information diet…let me explain. Just like how the food we eat affects our general health and energy levels each week, the information and content we consume influence our thoughts, mindset, and behaviour. This effect is more significant than ever in the attention

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Opinionated Software

Software is made for its users (or at least it should be). And different users will have different use cases, workflows and approaches to how they use your software. It's up to you to decide how much flexibility the user will have. Do you define one simple usage pathway and

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The real competition

Let's say you're building a project management software. Your competitors can be grouped into "the solutions that fill the same buyer need you do in a similar way" (i.e. another project management software) Potential substitutes can be defined as "the solutions that fill the same buyer need you do,

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Career Experiments

I've been thinking a lot about career lately. Particularly, how we come up with options for ourselves. This job, that vertical, this industry, that location. So many options; billions of possibilities. How do we narrow it down? Career Experiments is a term I heard on a great podcast recently. I

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Don't get too fancy

If you think about something you are currently trying to achieve, there'd be a certain task or step that's really important work. I like thinking about this as the Valuable Valley. The space where good work happens. Where you find the signal amidst the noise. And there is plenty of

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Audio is the New Black

I love podcasts. I’ve produced them, I listen to them (although not as much as I’d like), I advise people on making their own podcasts. They are a genuinely special medium. Have You Seen George’s Podcast is a prime (and award-winning) exemplar of podcasts stretched to their

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TEDxYouth@Perth 2021

Yesterday, I had the privilege of hosting Perth’s first TEDxYouth event. It was a big day. 400 people filled the State Theatre Centre of WA to hear from 9 speakers, watch 3 films and take in 3 live performances. It was originally planned for a year ago. But, alas,

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#seeya

Social media. An interesting term with interesting meanings. Social is literally defined as: “needing companionship and thus best suited to living in communities.”And media, well: “the main means of mass communication”“Communication” and “Communities” sound quite similar, don’t they? That’s because they come from the same word,

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Starting something, joining something, working for something

I’m definitely at a cross roads. I can see I have options, and choices. There are opportunity costs to consider, and also sunk costs to ignore. Currently, I’m working casually 4 days a week at a med-tech startup, and I’ve just started a business degree at Curtin.

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Push / Pull. Mindfulness

Carrying on from the last piece on Creativity. Mindfulness exists in a similar space to creating. When we create, we add stuff into an empty brain to fill it up. When we choose to be mindful, we take a busy brain and choose to empty it and keep it empty