For quick ideas, conversation starters and Seth Godin-inspired character limits.
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,
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
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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
It’s a question I’ve asked myself plenty of times before. And it came up again this week, during an altMBA prompt, ‘Am I creative?’ When I started to reflect on this more than I have before, it came down to that deeper question, ‘What is creativity?’ I always
Today, I start. I chose to write daily on Wednesday 10 Mar 21 (yesterday), as part of my final prompt in the 4-week altMBA program. This is me following through. Last night I didn’t get to bed early. But I still chose to wake up. Because if I didn’