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Articles 2015

CMO, Why it’s time to bring mindfulness into marketing leadership, April 2015

Ci2015 moderator Brad Howarth discusses the  importance of mindfulness in leadership. Click here to read the article!

ABC Radio National, Disruption and Growth, April 2015

Ci2015 speakers Dr Peter Diamandis and Scott Anthony address growth and disruption. Click here to listen to the interview!

SmartCompany, How  to hire the next Steve Jobs for your Business, April 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell shares few tips on how to find talented recruits. Click here to read the article!

SmartCompany, Realising innovation: The importance of a vision for radical change, April 2015

Ci2015 speaker Kate Eriksson discusses 5 trends that will disrupt your business. Click here to read the article!

LinkedIn, This is the Dawning of the Age of Disruption, April 2015

Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM discusses the key learnings and takeouts from Ci2015 Click here to read the article!

AFR, We must tolerate failure if we want courageous leaders, March 2015

Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM and Terry Barnes discuss the need to accept failure to foster leadership and innovation Click here to read the article! (PDF Article)

ABC Radio National, Crowdfunding Business, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Danna Hochstein Mann talks about crowdfunding and how to harness its power. Click here to listen to the interview!

ABC Radio National, Motorcycle accident transform gymnast into ‘peaceful warrior’, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Dan Millman talks about his journey into mindfulness. Click here to listen to the interview!

SkyNews, Creativity as a competitive weapon, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell outlines the need for creativity to foster innovation. Click here to watch the interview!

ABC, Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell holds no regret about turning down a third of Apple for $50k, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks about turning down the opportunity of a lifetime. Click here to watch the interview!

Brad Howarth Blog, Do we need a new approach to the social sector?, March 2015

Ci2015 moderator Brad Howarth features Ci2015, Tania de Jong AM and the With One Voice choirs. Click here to read the article!

ABC News Breakfast, The godfather of video games, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks about the invention of video games. Click here to watch the interview!

The Australian Jewish News, Investing in tech to defeat BDS, March 2015

Ourcrowd CEO Jon Medved talks crowdfunding and ReWalk Exoskeleton. Click here to read the article!

The Age, How Atari’s Nolan Bushnell turned down Steve Jobs’ offer of a third of Apple at $50,000, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks about turning down a third of Apple. Click here to read the article!

Australian Financial Review, We must tolerate failure if we want courageous leader, March 2015

Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM address the importance of tolerating failure. Click here to read the article!

Pro Bono Australia, The Dawning of the Age of Disruption, March 2015

Ci2015 founder Tania de Jong AM outlines key learnings from Ci2015. Click here to read the article!

The Australian, Alison Watkins finalises team to return fizz to Coke, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Alison Watkins outlines future plans for Coca-Cola Amatil. Click here to read the article! (PDF)

ABC Radio, PM with Mark Colvin, ‘We’re morphing into a more advanced being’: Nolan Bushnell, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell talks future of gaming and education with Mark Colvin. Click here to listen to the interview!

Smart Company, Pip Marlow: Forget command and control, seven tips for leading in a time of disruption, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Pip Marlow offers key tips on how to deal with disruption. Click here to read the article!

Smart Company, The four reasons this is a magical time for entrepreneurs: Matt Barrie, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Matt Barrie explains why we are living in a “magical time”. Click here to read the article!

Smart Company, Why we’re going from “I’ve got an idea” to “I’ve got a billion-dollar company” quicker than ever before, March 2015

Ci2015 speakers Peter Diamandis and Scott Anthony featured in Smart Company. Click here to read the article!

Developing resilience in the face of disruption, Flying Solo podcast interview with Tania de Jong AM, March 2015

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Sydney Morning Herald, Australian business calendar, March 23-27

Ci2015 featured in the key business events of the week in the Sydney Morning Herald. Click here to read the article!

Herald Sun, Large companies must innovate like start-up, says Telstra director, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Steve Vamos outlines why large companies must believe they can innovate like start-ups . Click here to read the article!

Smart Company, Meet Jon Medved: The serial entrepreneur pushing the boundaries of investment, March 2015

Ci2015 moderator Brad Howarth talks Crowdfunding and new ways to raise capitals with Jon Medved. Click here to read the article!

Sky News, Switzer, March 2015

Peter Switzer interviews the Founder and Executive Producer of Ci Global Tania de Jong  AM. Click here watch the interview! (Starts from  8’42)

Business Spectator, KGB Interview: CSIRO’s Larry Marshall, March 2015

Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz interview Ci2015 speaker Larry Marshall about his vision for the future of CSIRO. Click here watch the interview!

CMO, Companies are failing to realise creativity across the organisation, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nicole Velik outlines why Creativity shouldn’t be the domain of one group of individuals.Click here to read the article!

Smart Company, The pain and joy of being a social entrepreneur, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Dr Elaine Saunders talks about her career as a successful social entrepreneur. Click here to read the article!

BRW, The creative power of saying no: why focus is the key to innovation, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Scott Anthony outlines why focus is key to innovation. Click here to read the article!

Australian Financial Review, The four biggest myths about women in business, March 2015

Ci2015 speaker Pip Marlow addresses gender diversity. Click here to read the article!

Australian Financial Review, What’s the future of crowdfunding?, March 2015

OurCrowd CEO encourages Australia to embrace crowdsourcing. Click here to read the article!

BOSS Magazine, Peter Diamandis is Focused on Building a Bigger Brain, February 2015

Ci2015 Speaker Dr Peter Diamandis interviewed by Joanne Gray. Click here to read the article!

774 ABC Melbourne Radio, Interview with Jon Faine, Steve Vamos talks disruption and growth, February 2015

Featuring Ci2015 speakers Steve Vamos. Click here to listen to the interview!

ABC Radio National, Late night with Phillip Adams, Redesigning the Australian Economy, February 2015

Featuring Ci2015 speakers Dr Rufus Black. Click here to listen to the interview!

Australian Financial Review, OurCrowd’s Jon Medved warns Australia to crowdsource or risk losing tech talent, February 2015

OurCrowd CEO warns Australia about the risk of loosing tech talents. Click here to read the article!

The Australian, Freelancer Chief warns governments must embrace economic reforms, February 2015

Ci2015 speaker Matt Barrie encourages Australian government to create strong economic reforms. Click here to read the article!

Herald Sun, Innovators from education, health and business to share their stories, February 2015

Featuring Ci2015 speakers Dr Elaine Saunders, Pip Marlow, Prof Linda Kristjanson & Nolan Bushnell. Click here to read the article!

The Australian, Tania de Jong tunes up business, February 2015

Ci2015 Founder Tania de Jong AM discusses Ci2015. Click here to read the article! (PDF Version)

Australian Financial Review, Lack of women in IT prompts calls for education reform, February 2015

Ci2015 speaker Pip Marlow shares some insight about Australia’s ICT sector. Click here to read the article!

AFR Smart Investor, How to make money betting on disruption , February 2015

When change comes, it can come in a flash. Click here to read the article!

The Age, Five Ways to Boost your memory , February 2015

Ci2015 speaker Tansel Ali offers tips and advices on how to improve your memory. Click here to read the article!

The Australian, Put Disruption to Good Use, January 2015

Ci2015 Founder Tania de Jong AM offers powerful insights about disruption. Click here to read the article! ( PDF Version 140KB)

612 ABC Brisbane, Afternoons with Kelly Higgins-Devine , January 2015

Tania de Jong AM and Ci2015 speaker Scott Anthony interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine about disruptive technologies. Click here to listen to the interview!

Australian Financial Review,  Atari founder Nolan Bushnell talks Steve Jobs and virtual reality, January 2015

Ci2015 speaker Nolan Bushnell discuss the future of technology and gaming ahead of his keynote at Ci2015Click here to read the article!

CIO Magazine, How the human brains stands up against freaky, super smart machines featuring Dr Alan Finkel, January 2015

Remember: The human brain is the most complex machine in the known universes. Click here to read the article!

Articles 2014

BOSS Magazine, Change the World, One Voice at a Time, December 2014

Ci2015 Founder Tania de Jong AM & Peter Hunt AM discuss how they are changing the world one voice at a time. Click here to read the article!

BOSS Magazine, Are you curious?, December 2014

Ci2015 speaker Scott Anthony outlines why curiosity is a key component of innovation. Click here to read the article!

BOSS Magazine, Innovation Army, September 2014

Ci2015 speaker Jon Medved talks the israeli military culture and how it fosters innovation. Click here to read the article!

Strategy + Business, The Entrepreneurship Coach featuring Ernesto Sirolli, August 2014

Working with startups showed Ernesto Sirolli how anyone can have more impact: Shut up and listen. Click here to read the article!

Eureka Report, Freelancer: One Year on, August 2014

Alan Kohler interviews Ci2015 speaker and Founder of Freelancer.com Matt Barrie. Click here to watch the interview! Read the transcript (PDF 240KB)

AFR, Juggler with a Social Conscience, June 2014

Ci2015 Founder Tania de Jong AM talks about her ventures and Ci2015. Click here to read the article!

Convention and Incentive Marketing Magazine, Australasia’s leading business events magazine, May 2014

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Tania de Jong’s interview with WakeUp On TEN – February 5, 2014

Why Australia needs to encourage innovation and celebrate failure. Click here to watch!

Articles 2013

Dalmau Consulting – December 16, 2013

If we dare! The possibilities of sustainable leadership

The Australian – November – December 30, 2013

Business Pulse of the nation

Smartplanet – December 4, 2013

Is Australia’s gender gap threatening economic progress?

The Sydney Morning Herald – November 27, 2013

Creative leadership in the race to the future

BRW – November 26, 2013

Hit the high notes: Lesson on business innovation from Tania de Jong

Smarter Business Ideas – 20 November 2013

A soprano’s tips for unlocking creativity

My Career, The Saturday Age – 16 November 2013

Widening the creative mix with Tania de Jong AM

A New Domain – November 2013

China Dream: How the US Will Help Make China Richer, Greener

ABC The World Today – November 13, 2013

Direct Action no better than carbon tax, says Bjorn Lomborg

The Weekend Australia – 9-12 November, 2013

Let’s talk about our future by Bjorn Lomborg

Australia Unlimited – November 6, 2013

Tania de Jong inspiring people to find their voice

Australian Jewish News – November 1, 2013

Top thinkers to feature in Ci2013

Cosmos Magazine – 28 October, 2013

The resilient environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg

The Australian – October 21, 2013

Since 1990, everything is better, even the climate, says Bjorn Lomborg

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Expect the unexpected at Creative Innovation 2013

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Sweet taste of invention

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Sustainability revolution has just begun, says Jason Drew

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

How broadband is turning education upside down, learn with Rufus Black

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Innosight’s Scott Anthony has a message of change

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Necessity has been the mother of invention for Israel, says Janet Sernack

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Why electricity will save the world, learn with Dr Alan Finkel AM

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Philanthropist Jon Duschinsky on the power of conversation

Australian Financial Review – October 21, 2013

Ideas that are changing the way we manufacture

New Land Magazine – October 2013

Ci2013: Meeting of the Minds Tania de Jong AM, Executive Producer Peter Kronborg, Director & Leadership Advisor Scott Anthony, Guest Speaker

The Australian Jewish News – October 11, 2013

A chat with Dr Alan Finkel AM

Smart Company – September 27, 2013

Six ways to develop an innovative new idea for your business

Women’s Agenda – September 25, 2013

Why it is easier for women to succeed in China explains Peggy Liu

The Australian Jewish News – September 23, 2013

The lost art of singing by Tania de Jong AM

Women’s Agenda – September 20, 2013

Why creativity is a strategic business tool by Tania de Jong AM

Start-up Smart – September 25, 2013

Start-up scholarship winners announced for major innovation conference

Leading Company – September 16, 2013

What leading a business he didn’t understand taught former ninemsn chief Steve Vamos

Smart Planet – September 4, 2013

In Melbourne, storytelling becomes big business

The Australian – September 4, 2013

Climate challenge requires new approach

Start up Smart – July 2, 2013

Scholarships available for leading innovation event

The Sydney Morning Herald – May 23, 2013

Story featuring Tania de Jong AM “From ballerina to boardroom”

African News – May 7, 2013

Ci2012 Speaker Jason Drew and Agriprotein won the UN Innovation Prize for Africa! Jason is back at Ci2013 by popular demand.

ABC News – April 23, 2013

Tania de Jong AM helping business hit the high notes

The Australian – April 8, 2013

We must tackle global warming — but not at any cost

Adam Kahane Launched his book at Ci2012

‘Transformative Scenario Planning: Working Together to Change the Future’

ABC News – February 08, 2013

One Plus One: Michael T. Jones

Spice News – January 29, 2013

Creative Innovation conference inspires Melbourne

ABC News – January 15, 2013

One Plus One featuring American scientist Professor Nadia Rosenthal

Articles 2012

Forbes – December 14, 2012

Accelerating Innovation In The New Corporate Garage with Innosight’s Scott Anthony

Lucacept – December 06, 2012

Creative Innovation 2012 organised by Tania de Jong – A conference that got me thinking

CBA Women in Focus – December 05, 2012

Ruslan Kogan – Start-Up Reality

Smart Company – December 03, 2012

Never ask a customer what they want, says Scott Anthony 

Business Spectator – November 30, 2012

Australian cure for a Dutch disease, Learn with CSIRO’s Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark

CBA Women in Focus – November 29, 2012

Tim Reid : A Killer Innovations Approach from The Ideas Guy

ABC News – November 29, 2012

Is crowd-sourcing the answer to restoring trust in government? Learn with Geoff Mulgan

ABC News – November 29, 2012

What the future holds for Google, Learn with Michael T Jones

ABC News – November 29, 2012

Interview with Google Technology Advocate Michael Jones

Melbourne Leader – November 28, 2012

Melbourne’s IQ to jump as leading minds gather for forum

The Australian – November 27, 2012

Get out of your comfort zone to advance: Vamos

Genesys Australia – November 2012

Baroness Susan Greenfield, Creative Innovation 2012, Mind, Consciousness, Working Life and is 100 the New 70?

The Age – November 24, 2012

Dr Thomas Frey says technology will change the face of art forever

Nine msn – November 24, 2012

Futurist Thomas Frey looks into the future and gives us a hint

ABC News – November 24, 2012

Walking backwards into the future with Dr Thomas Frey

Channel 10 Breakfast Show – November 23, 2012

Interview with the futurist, Dr Thomas Frey

ABC News – November 23, 2012

Rapid progress of the science of aging, Learn with Professor Nadia Rosenthal

BRW – November 23, 2012

The worst job in the world is one that’s pointless, says McKinsey & Company’s Michael Rennie

ABC News – November 22, 2012

Interview with the futurist Thomas Frey, who says 2 billion jobs will be gone from the global workforce by 2030

The Australian – November 17, 2012

10 Questions: Baroness Susan Greenfield, brain scientist

The New Zealand Herald – November 15, 2012

DaVinci Institute founder, Thomas Frey says action needed as 2 billion roles will go in digitised world

Commonwealth Bank Blog – November 14, 2012

An innovation journey by Michael Harte

Technology Spectator – November 12, 2012

Tania de Jong, a world class soprano brings a creative fix to the innovation disconnect

The Australian Jewish News – November 09, 2012

A chat with Tania de Jong AM

Momentum – UQ Business School – Issue II, 2012

Innovation – the Google way, Michael T Jones, Chief Technology Advocate, Google

Arts Hub – October 29, 2012

Are you a creative leader? By Tania de Jong AM

Creation Road Interview – October 27, 2012

Creativity and Innovation psychologist Dr Amantha Imber

Financial Review – October 24, 2012

Business beware: technology shortcuts brain power, Learn with Baroness Susan Greenfield

Financial Review – October 24, 2012

Industrial Age mindset must go: Steve Vamos

BRW – October 22, 2012

How the Internet has hijacked our brains, Learn with Baroness Susan Greenfield

Sydney Morning Herald – October 20, 2012

Council uses phone apps to give power to the people, Learn more with Geoff Mulgan

Time Out Melbourne – October 14, 2012

Engineers Without Borders: Julian O’Shea

The Mogul Post – October 14, 2012

Creative Innovation by Tania de Jong AM

Sydney Morning Herald – October 13, 2012

Unis to face high degree of change in mobile era, says Google’s CTO Michael T Jones

BRW – October 10, 2012

The Rise of the Robot Worker, learn with Thomas Frey 

Smart Company – October 09, 2012

Seven future trends you need to be aware of by famous futurist Thomas Frey

Arts Hub – October 03, 2012

Why business must value creative people by Tania de Jong AM

The Age – October 01, 2012

Nadia Rosenthal’s work could one day lead us all to the fountain of youth

Smart Company – September 25, 2012

10 ways to make your business Google friendly: Tips from Google’s chief technology advocate

The Australian – September 25, 2012

Geek mentality ‘needs support’, learn from Google’s Michael Jones

CIO – September 25, 2012

Don’t fear failure in innovation: says Google’s Michael Jones

BRW – September 24, 2012

The brain divided: An uncivil war, learn with Iain McGilchrist

PR Web – September 21, 2012

Ninefold Extends Cloud To The Creative Universe

BRW Financial Review – September 21, 2012

Doodlers are no doodlers at work, learn with Tania de Jong at Ci2012

ABC Radio – September 19, 2012

Learning how to optimise business with Prof Richard Rumelt

Boss Financial Review – September 14, 2012

Where my ideas come from by Michael T. Jones

Leading Company – September 12, 2012

Why your strategy isn’t working? Ideas from Ci2012 speaker Prof Richard Rumelt

Chinese Magazine – September 2012

Interview with Tania de Jong AM

Creation Road Blog – September 2012

Interview with Environmental Capitalist and Entrepreneur Jason Drew

IdN Singapore – September 2012

Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2012

Herald Sun -September 05, 2012

Mindfulness the key to understanding your brain, says Prof Ian McGilchrist

News Limited Network – September 04, 2012

Teacherless classrooms the way of the future, Learn from Dr Frey

News Limited Network – September 03, 2012

First generation of computer programmers to die and skills shortage leaves software vulnerable, Learn from Professor Frey

Creation Road Blog – August 2012

Interview with Baroness Susan Greenfield

Spark Magazine – August 2012

Read the interview of Mao’s Last Dancer’s Li Cunxin about his pathway to success from page 8 to 11

Herald Sun – August 23, 2012

Flying TVs, driverless pizza delivery drones ‘just 10 years away’, the futurologist Thomas Frey predicts

News Limited Network – August 23, 2012

Flying TVs, driverless pizza delivery drones ‘just 10 years away’, the futurologist Thomas Frey predicts

The Australian – August 20, 2012

Career pathways could let us ‘lead world’ in science by Nadia Rosenthal

The Age – August 17, 2012

Harness information to reinvigorate your thinking with Nicholas Gruen

The Conversation – August 8, 2012

Your brain on the internet: A response to Susan Greenfield

The Sydney Morning Herald – August 7, 2012

How digital culture is rewiring our brains by Susan Greenfield

Creation Road Blog – August 3, 2012

Creativity and the mind by Baroness Susan Greenfield

Dynamic Business – July 27, 2012

Seeing employees as a source of innovation by Tania de Jong AM

Australian Anthill – July 25, 2012

CI Conference is back this year to solve ‘wicked problems’

Creation Road Blog – June 26, 2012

Creative Innovation 2012

Small Business Big Marketing – May 29, 2012

Talking business building & creativity with Tania de Jong AM

Creation Road Blog – April 26, 2012

Creation Road Interview featuring Tania de Jong AM

Australian Business Solutions – 2012

Creativity: The Strategic Tool Of The Twenty-first Century by Tania de Jong AM

Australian Business Solutions – 2012

Adapt For Gen Y, Or Die by Victor Finkel

Spark Magazine – February/March 2012

Hitting the high notes

The Age – Business Day, January 19, 2012

Australia lagging in innovation

ABC Radio National – Big Ideas, January 30, 2012

Ray Kurzweil’s keynote speech and Q &A hosted by Michael Pope at Creative Innovation 2011

Imagination at Work, January 2012

We are delighted to present some special highlights of key speakers at Ci2011 courtesy of GE click here to view

People & the Planet, January 11 2012

Food security a looming crisis click here to view

Articles 2011

One Thousand and One, December 2011

Gen Y’s have the perfect attributes for innovation click here to view

Australian Policy Online, December 12 2011

Wicked Problems: do they exist and does it matter? Click here to view

Public Sector Innovation, December 13 2011

Ways to implement creative thinking – by Alana Smith click here to view

Australian Anthill, December 8 2011

How to process information exponentially without your head exploding – by Ben Flavel I have a crush on Ray Kurzweil’s brain. He was just one of an impressive line-up of speakers at Creative Innovation 2011 but he was the main reason I was there… click here to view The Australian, November 28 2011 Raymond Kurzweil solves problems in his sleep – by Brad Howarth click here to view

One Thousand & One, December 5 2011

3 desires that drive us to connect – by Yamini Naidu click here to view The Why’s of Gen Y – by Gabrielle Dolan click here to view

Weekly Times, November 30 2011

Farmers key to food security – by Genevieve Barlow click here to view

My Business, November 24 2011

Reprogramming DNA: Raymond Kurzweil on technological leaps without boundaries click here to view

Technology Spectator, November 29 2011

Futureproofing your CIO – bySupratim Adhikari click here to view

Blog: Genesis Psychometric Assessment

Creative Innovation 2011: Creativity, Innovation and Business – by Lynette Jensen click here to view

The Australia, November 29 2011

The 11-year-old centenarian, with chip – by Stephen Lunn click here to view

Technology Spectator, November 21 2011

Kurzweil’s Singular Vision – by Supratim Adhilkari click here to view

My Business, November 21 2011

Edward de Bono says systematic creativity needed for business success – by Nicola Card click here to view

Blueboat Blog, November 22 2011

A Master Class with Brendan Boyle click here to view

The Weekend Australian, November 19-20 2011

Business Pulse of the Nation – Teresa Ooi click here to view

720 ABC Perth, November 19 2011

‘The Big Interview’ with Stephen Heppell. click here to view

3AW with Denis Walter, November 15 2011

Interview with Edward de Bono

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Melbourne Talk Radio, November 15 2011

Edward de Bono speaks to Melbourne Talk Radio in the lead-up to his role in Ci2011.

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Melbourne Talk Radio, November 15 2011

Daniel Dennett speaks to Melbourne Talk Radio in the lead-up to his role in Ci2011.

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ABC News, November 15 2011

AI: Kurzweil on the next stage. American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses his predictions for human-computer interaction and augmented reality applications. click here to view

ABC 774, The Conversation Hour, November 15 2011

Ray Kurzweil is a scientist and inventor who argues that computers will be sentient very soon. He’s also researched nutrition and longevity, with startling results. click here to view

ABC Radio National, Life Matters, November 15 2011

Ray Kurzweil predicts humans and robots merging into humanoids in less than a 100 years. click here to view

BOSS Magazine, November 2011

‘The Web within us’ by Narelle Hooper Inventor Ray Kurzweil tells Narelle Hooper whywe have to catch up to the speed of technology. THINK ABOUT that smartphone in your hand.Imagine all that processing power and muchmore – only smaller and more functional. Tinyreally. Inside your body perhaps. It’s maybeenough to make you shift uncomfortably… click here to view

The Age, November 14 2011

‘National curriculum means lack of state competition’ by Jewel Topsfield AUSTRALIA is in danger of killing innovation with its centralist education reforms such as the national curriculum and NAPLAN tests, according to a leading British educator. Stephen Heppell said the autonomy of the states meant they were able to develop their own educational programs, with Western Australia, for example, becoming a world leader in multimedia in the 1980s. click here to view

The Age, November 12 2011

‘Bright ideas need nurturing’ by Ruth Williams PADDY Miller has been tracking corporate leaders for 20 years – watching them, writing down their thoughts, following them from job to job, country to country – in some cases, throughout their careers. At companies including Abbott Laboratories, Bacardi, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Ericsson, Nike and Goodyear, he’s tried to crack the elusive concept of innovation – who is good at it, how do you foster it, and once an idea has germinated, how it becomes reality. click here to view

The Age, November 9 2011

‘Profile: Steve Vamos’ by Lucinda Schmidt This industry leader believes a company’s best assets are its happy staff… click here to view

SPARK Magazine, October / November 2011

‘Creativity is the key to your business future’ click here to view

The Age, November 6 2011

‘Androids and angels’ by Nick Miller Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil believes humans will soon be able to live forever with the help of computers. Barmy or brilliant? click here to view

Education Review, November 2011

‘The man who put a second ‘e’ in Learning’ The stretched budgets of governments across the world could lead to the dawn of thelearning revolution, says Stephen Heppell – leading educator from the UK. click here to view

servantofchaos.com

‘The Creative Innovation Conference You Don’t Want to Miss’ by Gavin Heaton In almost every presentation I give, there is some reference to Ray Kurzweil, a nod to Edward de Bono and a smattering of the design thinking process that came from IDEO. And I am sure I am not alone…. click here to view

Brisbane Times, November 2 2011

‘Profile: Alison Watkins’ by Lucinda Schmidt AlisonWatkins is passionate about making sure Australia is producing as much food as possible. She will speak on the topic of food security at Creative Innovation 2011. click here to view

Australian Anthill

Think clever. Think big. That’s the motto of the Creative Innovation 2011’s two day conference in Melbourne. click here to view

Star newspaper, Werribee 20 October 2011

As some of the biggest names in business innovation descend upon Melbourne, one well-known Werribee resident will be among them. click here to view

Sydney Morning Herald, October 15 2011

‘Ballooning Prospects’ Creative play builds corporate possibilities, argues Australia-bound designer, innovator and optimist Brendan Boyle. click here to view

Fast Thinking, August 2011

‘Simon McKeon to present at Creative Innovation 2011′ click here to view

Business Review Weekly Online, 30 September 2011

‘Palace for our thoughts downunder’ D’Angelo Fisher click here to view

Convention & Incentive Marketing, September 2011

‘High note set for innovation event’ click here to view

Business Review Weekly, September 2011

‘De Bono’s Palace’ by Leo’ D’Angelo Fisher click here to view

Micenet Australia Magazine, September 2011

‘Microsoft Innovation’ – Ci2011 presenter &  Microsoft Australia General Manager Pip Marlow talks about Ci2011, creativity & innovation. click here to view

VECCI Business Excellence magazine, Spring 2011

‘Shaping the Future – Ci2011′ click here to view

Business Spectator’s CEO Hub – September 2011

Alan Kohler interviewed Charles Kovess on Business Spectator’s CEO Hub, part of the Leadership section of that excellent online news magazine You can see the 10 minute interview here. Alan asked Charles some interesting questions, and got some interesting answers:

  • What is the most important capability of an effective leader?
  • What is passion, and why is it relevant for a leader?
  • What is the important link between passion and the most important leadership capability?
  • How do you gain this most important leadership capability?
  • Why do CEO’s regard ‘soft’ issues as not sufficiently important?
  • Isn’t it problematic to show any weakness as a leader?
  • What are your views on physical health and effective leadership?
  • How is your sex life related to your leadership effectiveness?
  • How can leaders increase the productivity of their people?
  • How can leaders improve their ability to handle the significant stresses and strains of their positions?

Take a look at the interview: you will get some interesting ideas and perhaps even some provocative ones!

Qantas Magazine – September 2011

‘Introducing, on lead vocals…’ Soprano Tania de Jong unleashes individual potential by tapping the power of song within – Deborah Tarrant click here to view

Business Review Weekly – 11 August 2011

‘Thinking for our times’ click here to view

Third Sector (Cover Story) – August 2011

How can leaders and organisations from all sectors manage change and stay ahead? Creative Innovation 2011 will provide the answers. click here to view

The Weekly Review – May 13 2011

‘Creative Innovation launch 2011′ Sofitel Melbourne on Collins hosted the launch of Creative Innovation 2011. Attended by the Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells, the event revealed the Ci2011 program and also included some inspirational thoughts, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a performance by Melbourne Sings Choir. click here to view

Articles 2010

MICE Magazine – October 2010

‘Best Conference EVER’ click here to view

Business21C – May 19 2010

‘A management consultant, an economist and a banker walk into a bar… ‘ click here to view

Australian Financial Review – August 10 2010

The Key to Competitiveness? It’s all in our imagination click here to view

The Age – August 14 2010

Encounter with Austin Williams – A contrarian with a big idea for mankind click here to view

The Age – August 17 2010

Forget shares: why not invest in your own creative capital? click here to view

The Age Business – August 24 2010

Engaging heart and mind helps worker cognition – Steve Vamos click here to view

The Australian – August 27 2010

The Red Dragon gets a free ride – Edward Luttwak click here to view

Qantas Magazine – September 2010

Talking Business with Alan Kohler. Interview with Tania de Jong begins on p13 click here to view

SMH.com.au – September 1 2010

It’s business as unusual in Federal Parliament click here to view

The Australian – September 6 2010

Think out of the box, stay in the game click here to view

smartcompany.com.au – September 1 2010

Edward de Bono click here to view

The Age – September 6 2010

Man of many talents – A story on Stefan Cassomenos click here to view

Australian Anthill – May 28 2010

Tania de Jong talks about how her grandmother patented the foldable umbrella (then lost it) click here to view

National Times – September 8 2010

Office buzz cuts deep into deep thinking click here to view

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