Thought Pieces

Switch on to the Electric Planet!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

By Dr Alan Finkel AM

It is clear we cannot continue as we are, burning coal to generate most of our electricity, and using petrol to run most of our vehicles. Nor does the false hope of a hydrogen economy hold the answer. Extracting hydrogen from methane, the cheapest source, generates lots of carbon dioxide as a by-product, which rather defeats the purpose. Using electricity to split water molecules to obtain hydrogen is perfectly clean, but inefficient. The only way to meet the energy demands of the future without sacrificing standards of living or undermining the economy is to supply the vast majority of energy requirements by electricity, a vision I like to call the “Electric Planet”.

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Alan Finkel will be presenting a keynote speech The Electric Planet: Seeing the possibilities of an electron economy over an oil economy(November 29, 9.00am) and a Deep Conversation ‘Education: Learning to embrace the future’ (November 27, 12.00-2.00pm) at Ci2013. Click here to Register

Applying the Disruptive Israeli Innovation Model to re-inventing Corporate Education

Monday, 19 August 2013

By Janet Lea Sernack

Hailed as the “worlds laboratory”, Israel has an enviable reputation as the Start-Up Nation, providing evidence of economic success through authentic entrepreneurship, cutting edge inventiveness and ”out of the box” thinking. The ability to understand and identify the generative challenge, plus the ability to zoom in and zoom out through audacious leap goals and generative inquiry and debate delivers astonishingly creative and innovative results! The secret ingredients behind this tiny nation’s global success and leadership in disruptive high tech innovation through its”provocative competence” will be revealed. How can it be emulated, enacted and embodied within an innovative corporate culture development and learning context will be illustrated. By The Start-Up Game™; a business simulation that integrates adult and experiential principles with gamification processes that builds innovative leadership and start-up entrepreneurship within a business eco-system context. By the Coach for Innovators Certified Program™; an e-learning program that utilizes Theory U to teach leaders how to teach others to Be Innovative. Our presentation will be non academic and embody a pragmatic business context.

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Janet Sernack is presenting a Master Class at Ci2013 entitled “Innovate like an Israeli” on Wednesday 27th November. Register Here


Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?

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Creativity in education will fuel economies; but new research reveals current education system stifles creativity

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

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Creating Shared Value – How to reinvent capitalism and unleash a wave of innovation and growth

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

 by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer, Harvard Business Review Read more

7 Entrepreneurship Lessons From ‘Man Of Steel’

Friday, 21 June 2013


Nobody actually starts a business in Man of Steel, but the movie is as much about leadership, integrity, and gathering teams to achieve a worthy goal as it is about action and explosions. Read more

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