Leadership – Allowing innovation to thrive is not difficult, but it takes guts!

The word innovation is probably used today more than ever in the history of human kind and in most cases it’s used incorrectly. Scott Berkin famously said that people in business don’t even understand what the word innovation means and that we should replace it with terms with more everyday direct meaning like “We want [...]

Me, Entrepreneurs and a Roomful of Ideas!

Recently I was part of a panel at this year’s Creative³ conference talking about “Kindness In Design”. My fellow panelists were Rowan Lamont, an amazing industrial designer from Designworks. Rachel Burke an artist and designer creating specialty, wearable art pieces and communal art projects. Rachel documents her creative journey and daily art practice on her [...]

To the Misfits!

  “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you [...]

Finding Your Bell!

As I’ve written before in my blogs, and adapting some wise words from Arnold Palmer, “business is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” If your revenue is higher than your costs then you make money, simple. But how do you continue to do this in a world that’s full of competition, whilst improving what you do, [...]