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May 1, 2017

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May 1, 2017

I was heading towards Alice Springs (as part of 'Ingenious Oz Project') with about 300kms to go and saw someone up ahead who was riding a pushbike.

I stopped to grab a photo and we ended up chatting for quite a while. Dennis and his mate Bob (who's not in the shot) were...

July 25, 2016

In 2013 a young University student walked into an op shop and noticed a 2nd hand hockey stick for sale for just $5. Like most people he couldn’t resist the bargain and along with a mate who also bought one, started playing ice hockey on rollers blades on any vacant bas...

March 31, 2016

Very excited that the new book is almost here and so I couldn't resist sending a short excerpt.

"Back in the late 1700s a revolution happened in the science of the mind. It was known as phrenology and was concerned with determining a person’s psychological attributes...

March 29, 2016

an interview with Nigel Collin and Clinton Maynard on Radio 2UE


February 19, 2016


Imagine you lived in ancient Rome at the height of the Roman Empire.


One of the most exciting times in history. A time everything was changing at an enormous pace. Where such inventions as paved roads meant you could travel further and faster than ever before. The Rom...

January 20, 2016


When you sit down and ponder all things business you discover that when working on a long-term project or towards a distant goal process is everything. Your ultimate goal is important of course but it’s loving the process itself that gets you there.


When you have a da...

December 21, 2015

So the Christmas break is once again upon us and through the halls and boardrooms of organisations everywhere there’s a sense the joy as people start thinking about time off at home or away with family and love ones. And accompanying that same sense of joy comes the th...

November 19, 2015


Right now your competitors are coming up with ideas. And they're coming up with ideas to improve every part of their business so it becomes better than yours. 


Think about it. As you read this they are probably brainstorming how to better connect with their clients, h...

September 30, 2015

There's a old zen koan (story) of a wealthy man who wanted to build a new house. He wanted a three story dwelling so he could look out over his land and marvel at the  beautiful landscape for many miles around and, more importantly, because the higher one lived the hig...

August 21, 2015

Business success is a game of inches because it comes from constantly and consistently looking for fresh ideas that improve every part of your business. It comes from finding gaps and solving them better than anyone else. And it's about empowering your people to take o...

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