12 Commandments of Innovation for Australian Business

Like many brands, InnoFuture, Future Powered by Innovation, started with a Leader’s Vision. This Vision was to create a world-class business innovation conference that would transform the future of Australian businesses through best knowledge, inspiration and connecting people with ideas and resources. Success of this vision can be measure on three levels: it created a[…]

Cloud Security

Cloud Security Made Cool and Still an Exclusive Club

When a company is able to provide unlimited and awesome technical support 24/7 at no cost, so that their customers can safely open any email in the inbox, and give their team peace of mind and a shot at productivity, it only means one thing. Passion for deploying rock-solid technology! One quiet Australian achiever, MailGuard,[…]

What is Business Platform Innovation

How often do we see a case of Business Platform Innovation, the most powerful way of driving competitive growth, unfold before our eyes! Nearly three years ago I wrote an article “10 Ways to Innovate in Business”. It highlighted the fact that R&D-based product innovation is only one the toughest of at least ten ways of[…]

CEO In The Age of Social. Don’t Manage the Media – Manage the Message.

Today, every CEO needs to get amplified and personally turn up the volume of the Business Brand to claim market leadership. We live in the “different” times when it comes to Brand Leadership. Just as we discovered that innovation is not the domain of one person or department, or even a business on its own;[…]

The Difference that RODE to Global Market Leadership

In the quest to inspire and encourage global leadership ambition by Australian businesses, InnoFuture is getting inside the heads of successful small business leaders, who have taken on the world and cracked it. In the digital age we often get starstruck by the meteoric success of some online platforms and ‘celebrity geeks’. While digital innovation[…]

Why Innovation is a Matter of Culture.

LinkedIn and other social  media can be a goldmine of information, when it’s not being a time thief. This article by Adam Rogers, about why innovation is a really bad word whets an appetite for innovation with some practical tips lightly camouflaged by a fun-approach. There has been too much heavy handed pontificating of ‘innovation’[…]

The Quagmire of Employee Engagement

Ah, Change Management. Change management experts, as the name indicates, focus on Management. The employee part of the process is usually dumbed down to mindless training and rigid processes which, the experts tell Management – will become routine (I call it ‘rottine’). Not my favourite industry. Like the fad-diet and self-help industries it does more[…]

Federal Government Vision For The Future of Australian Manufacturing

Earlier this week I had another meeting with the Federal Government. The Ministry for Industry contacted me in response to my submission on “saving Australian manufacturing”. In January the Minister for Industry invited broad input on the subject. Yes, seven months later the Department was following up on the submission. What did I propose? In[…]

The Question of Australian Food Security

While our Government if busy cutting red and green tape, labouring over ‘policies’, and funding repetitive and redundant ‘reports’ that never see the daylight or action, Australia is entering a quiet crisis that is not quite visible yet to the general public. Yes, it’s about the looming food security crisis.   According to a story[…]

WANTED: One Fresh Vision for Australia Instead of Soup Kitchen

Recently, Richard Goyder, Chief of Wesfarmers, one of the Olympic gods at G20 to those who care and Mr Puzzled to the rest of us,  cried “In January I left Davos feeling really good about the world, having been there for a week and people were talking up the US economy, being pretty satisfied where[…]

Websites and Business Culture

Company’s website is it’s face and, today, it reflects the Culture of an organisation. What and how you communicate to your employees and customers shows through your website.  I call ‘confident personality’. Good looks give advantage to people and websites, but it’s the ‘personality’ that wins in the long term. And, the above checklist is[…]