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Ci2015 Media Release – 2015: The Year of Disruption (December 2014) (PDF, 519KB)

Ci2015 Media Release – Scholarships: Chance of a Lifetime (November 2014) (PDF, 569KB)

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!

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!

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

OurCrowd CEO encourages Australia to embrace crowdsourcing. 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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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Tania’s interview with WakeUpOnTEN – February 5, 2014

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

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

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
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People & the Planet, January 11 2012

Food security a looming crisis
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One Thousand and One, December 2011

Gen Y’s have the perfect attributes for innovation
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Australian Policy Online, December 12 2011

Wicked Problems: do they exist and does it matter?
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Public Sector Innovation, December 13 2011

Ways to implement creative thinking – by Alana Smith
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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…
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The Australian, November 28 2011

Raymond Kurzweil solves problems in his sleep – by Brad Howarth
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One Thousand & One, December 5 2011

3 desires that drive us to connect – by Yamini Naidu
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The Why’s of Gen Y – by Gabrielle Dolan
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Weekly Times, November 30 2011

Farmers key to food security – by Genevieve Barlow
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My Business, November 24 2011

Reprogramming DNA: Raymond Kurzweil on technological leaps without boundaries
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Technology Spectator, November 29 2011

Futureproofing your CIO – bySupratim Adhikari
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Blog: Genesis Psychometric Assessment

Creative Innovation 2011: Creativity, Innovation and Business – by Lynette Jensen
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The Australia, November 29 2011

The 11-year-old centenarian, with chip – by Stephen Lunn
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Technology Spectator, November 21 2011

Kurzweil’s Singular Vision – by Supratim Adhilkari
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My Business, November 21 2011

Edward de Bono says systematic creativity needed for business success – by Nicola Card
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Blueboat Blog, November 22 2011

A Master Class with Brendan Boyle
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The Weekend Australian, November 19-20 2011

Business Pulse of the Nation – Teresa Ooi
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720 ABC Perth, November 19 2011

‘The Big Interview’ with Stephen Heppell.
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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.
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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.
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ABC Radio National, Life Matters, November 15 2011

Ray Kurzweil predicts humans and robots merging into humanoids in less than a 100 years.
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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…
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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.
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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.
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The Age, November 9 2011

‘Profile: Steve Vamos’ by Lucinda Schmidt

This industry leader believes a company’s best assets are its happy staff…
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SPARK Magazine, October / November 2011

‘Creativity is the key to your business future’
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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?
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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.
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‘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….
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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.
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Australian Anthill

Think clever. Think big.

That’s the motto of the Creative Innovation 2011’s two day conference in Melbourne.
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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.
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Sydney Morning Herald, October 15 2011

‘Ballooning Prospects’
Creative play builds corporate possibilities, argues Australia-bound designer, innovator and optimist Brendan Boyle.
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Fast Thinking, August 2011

‘Simon McKeon to present at Creative Innovation 2011′
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Business Review Weekly Online, 30 September 2011

‘Palace for our thoughts downunder’ D’Angelo Fisher
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Convention & Incentive Marketing, September 2011

‘High note set for innovation event’
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Business Review Weekly, September 2011

‘De Bono’s Palace’ by Leo’ D’Angelo Fisher
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Micenet Australia Magazine, September 2011

‘Microsoft Innovation’ – Ci2011 presenter &  Microsoft Australia General Manager Pip Marlow talks about Ci2011, creativity & innovation.
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VECCI Business Excellence magazine, Spring 2011

‘Shaping the Future – Ci2011′
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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
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Business Review Weekly – 11 August 2011

‘Thinking for our times’
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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.
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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.
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MICE Magazine – October 2010

‘Best Conference EVER’
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Business21C – May 19 2010

‘A management consultant, an economist and a banker walk into a bar… ‘
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Australian Financial Review – August 10 2010

The Key to Competitiveness? It’s all in our imagination
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The Age – August 14 2010

Encounter with Austin Williams – A contrarian with a big idea for mankind
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The Age – August 17 2010

Forget shares: why not invest in your own creative capital?
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The Age Business – August 24 2010

Engaging heart and mind helps worker cognition – Steve Vamos
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The Australian – August 27 2010

The Red Dragon gets a free ride – Edward Luttwak
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Qantas Magazine – September 2010

Talking Business with Alan Kohler. Interview with Tania de Jong begins on p13
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It’s business as unusual in Federal Parliament
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The Australian – September 6 2010

Think out of the box, stay in the game
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Edward de Bono
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The Age – September 6 2010

Man of many talents – A story on Stefan Cassomenos
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Australian Anthill – May 28 2010

Tania de Jong talks about how her grandmother patented the foldable umbrella (then lost it)
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National Times – September 8 2010

Office buzz cuts deep into deep thinking
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"Best Conference EVER" - Micenet Australia Magazine