Thought Pieces

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

Monday, 23 September 2013

Steve Vamos has had an uncommonly successful career. But he’ll freely admit: he performed at his best when he had no idea what he was doing. Read more

Truck Riddle: Solving problems in creative ways

Monday, 9 September 2013


A truck is stuck under a bridge and won’t budge. But you need to get it out in 5 minutes.

You have 15 men, 45 metres of cable and a Southerly breeze at your disposal.

What would you do?
Simply take the air out of the tyres!!!

We must tackle global warming — but not at any cost

Thursday, 29 August 2013

By Bjorn Lomborg

Global warming is a problem for the future but a benefit now. Lots of people like to point out that global warming means more deaths from heat waves, but they forget that fewer die from cold. In Britain and almost everywhere, more people die from cold than from heat. Likewise, higher temperatures mean higher costs for air-conditioning but lower costs for heating. Temperature rises will push some crops beyond their optimal range and reduce yields, but CO2 in the atmosphere acts as a fertiliser and has increased global yields significantly.

Click here to read the full article!

Bjorn Lomborg is one of the speakers at Ci2013. Click here to learn more about him.

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

Monday, 26 August 2013

By Scott Barry Kaufman

So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, colorful, vivid, and poetic? Read more

Left Brain, Right Brain – Creativity And Innovation

Monday, 26 August 2013

By Douglas Eby

Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am. Read more

Ci2013 Deep Conversations Competition

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

We are giving away two tickets to Ci2013 Deep Conversations. All you need to do is answer the question below.

We will pick two winners on Friday 30 August and winners will receive a Deep Conversation ticket valued at $125-145 each. Click here to learn more about the Deep Conversations starting from $125.

Deep Conversation 1 over Lunch: Education: Learning to Embrace the Future

Professor Stephen Heppell (UK), Bunker Roy (India), Meagan Carnahan (India), Richard Bolt (Australia), Dr Alan Finkel, Rufus Black

Deep Conversation 2 over Supper: Are you Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?

Bjorn Lomborg (Czech Republic), Jon Duschinsky (Canada), Scott Anthony (Singapore), Peggy Liu (China), Jason Drew (South Africa)

The Question is “What are you doing to build a culture of innovation in your organisation?”

Post your comments below to be the winners for one of the amazing Deep Conversations of your own choice!

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