Thought Pieces

Cyber criminals exploiting human nature

Monday, 16 May 2016

Inside Small Business

Alarmingly, 30% of phishing messages were opened – up from 23% in the 2015 report – and 13% of those clicked to open the malicious attachment or nefarious link, causing malware to drop and a foothold gained by cyber criminals.

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The future of work: How can we adapt to survive and thrive?

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Deloitte

This thought leadership from Chartered Accountants and Deloitte Access Economics shows that the workforce will change significantly in coming years. Using an extensive survey, it considers what this means for careers, skills, education and workplaces.

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Are Conferences The Future Of Work?

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

By Tim Leberecht

Medium

In this digital age, attending real-world conferences is a welcome deviation from hours in the office and an opportunity both for networking and professional growth. While conferences seem to be stimulating us in a way the daily workplace doesn’t, in many ways they are also vibrant large co-working spaces.

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How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

By Maxwell Wessel

Harvard Business Review

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive innovations are:

  1. Cheaper (from a customer perspective)
  2. More accessible (from a usability or distribution perspective)
  3. And use a business model with structural cost advantages (relative to existing solutions)

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Australia, Being Lucky Is No Longer Enough

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

By Tania de Jong AM

Huffington Post Blog

Australia has traditionally been a highly successful and prosperous nation. However, we have ridden on our luck for too long, especially in relying on our natural resources to get us through. In this uncertain, disrupted and highly complex environment being lucky isn’t enough. We lag well behind many other nations on innovation and need to nurture our entrepreneurs and inventiveness.
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Accelerating Australia’s innovation ecosystem

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Microsoft

See Microsoft’s latest Joined-Up Innovation report, this time focusing on what Australia can learn from the city of Boston and its success in building an innovation-based economy. Read the report

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