EXPERIENCE is not something you can GOOGLE
Whether a business is a start-up, well-established, underperforming or in distress, the CEO, business owner and even a formal Board of Directors need access to expertise and independent thinking to thrive or even survive. One way to develop and implement a plan or alternatives is to set up a Board of Advisors appropriate to the challenge. Keith Bailey is an active Board Advisor and a Strategy and Change Specialist and works with Boards of Directors and with specialist Board of Advisors..... Read more
Whether we’re talking about a giant like Google or a start-up that needs a visionary to shape products of the future, innovative companies require access to high-skilled workers to stay ahead of their competition. This infographic breaks down the top 25 countries in attracting high-skilled workers..... Read more
My daughter Tara is a medical research scientist and recently returned from Dresden to re-join the Queensland Brain Institute at UQ. She’s much smarter than me. Here is an article on her current research, together with the way the press reported it. .... Read more .... Read more
Mobile number fraud occurs when someone steals your personal information to transfer your mobile number to them without your consent. Your stolen mobile number can then be used to receive SMS codes, allowing the scammer to gain access to services such as your bank, email and social media accounts and other services..... Read more
Here’s refreshing news for boomers and Gen Xers, especially women considering starting businesses after 50. When it comes to launching a successful business, youth is not the magic elixir. .... Read more
We sent out the call for people to step up to run AIEA in other locations. Peter Diezmann, a long-term Fellow of AIEA, is the first and will establish AIEA on the Sunshine Coast, with others to follow shortly. .... Read more
During an average workday, a single minute might seem negligible. If you’re lucky, a minute might buy you enough time to write a quick email, grab a coffee from the break room, or make small talk with a co-worker. This infographic aggregates the online activity of billions of people globally, to see what an internet minute looks like. .... Read more
What is a neobank and how are they different to a traditional bank? What levers for differentiation can a neobank use to change the way that consumers and businesses see the business of banking? How is technology supporting the increasing appearance of new neobanks? These key questions will be explored and discussed in the context of the journey of Vspry, which is an emerging Brisbane-based neobank with a twist.
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Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg are three of the biggest role models for entrepreneurs. They are all famous for starting their companies in their early 20s and in many ways set the benchmark for what a successful entrepreneur looks like. And yet, there is reason to believe that we’d be better off investing in older entrepreneurs.
You may have brushed elbows with other freelancers offering the same services you offer. Maybe it was exciting and collaborative or maybe it was more than a little awkward. For freelancers, there are two things that will help you stand above the crowd. And these things are your secret to building up a strong referral network in record time.
Of the 28.8 million small businesses in the U.S. 19 percent are family-owned. As that type of business grows and evolves, it begins to benefit from the many generations running the day-to-day operations. Here are five ways a family business can benefit by including veteran and rookie family members alike:
Start-up founders are seldom known for having heaps of free time, often working 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in their quest for growth and success, but one is turning that rhetoric on its head, suggesting founders slash their working hours in half in order to achieve better business results.
In case you missed this last month - AIEA has been established in Brisbane for a while now and has found a prominent place in the commercial marketplace. An increasing number of senior executives are adopting Interim Management as a preferred business lifestyle, and organisations are finding ready use of them. Perhaps you have checked out AIEA and wished it was operating in your location. Well, it can be.
This infographic highlights the seven major flaws of the global financial system, ranging from the lack of basic access to financial services to growing inequality.
One of the of the trickiest thing for a family business to do is to ask for help from an outsider, whether it’s bringing on an expert as a full-time employee, a consultant or a board member. But to take a family business to the next level, tackle thorny challenges and receive no-holds-barred feedback, sometimes you need to do just that.
1. You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
2. I pretend to work as long as they pretend to pay me.
3. Have you ever made fun of someone so much, you think you should thank them for all the good times you’ve had?
4. You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable or get married and wish you were dead.
5. I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
6. Roses are red violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic and so am I.
7. veryone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege!
8. Ham and Eggs: A day’s work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.
9. If the number 2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still number 2?
10. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. Hate me because your boyfriend thinks so.
Join us in Brisbane on Thursday 14th March at the Brisbane Networking Lunch when Julie Mayer FAIEA presents “From Scars to Sustainability – moving people in the change process”
When we talk about the ‘people’ part of change, what does that look like? How can we move people from resistance to engagement in change processes? Are there really some ‘magic wands’ that make a huge difference? These are the key questions to be explored, investigating the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind ‘what’ we need from our people during any change process. Julie Mayer is a highly skilled and experienced executive leader focusing on design and change across multi-national, corporate, government and not for profit sectors.
The technology revolutionising GPS voice navigation
Voice technology has come a long way. Besides telling Alexa to turn off the oven and play our favourite music in our homes, now with the right car model we can have our own personal in-car voice assistant. 90 percent of new cars will have some type of speech-recognition capability by 2022, according to recent research.
The Virtual Work Skills You Need — Even If You Never Work Remotely
Maintaining strong, productive relationships with clients and co-workers can be challenging when you never see the person you’re working with. Yet, it is common to have ongoing work relationships – sometimes lasting years — with people you’ve never met in person.
The new LinkedIn feature that could spell the end of the business card
There is little doubt the business card is no longer as prevalent as it once was — most people’s details are but a Google search away — but chances are someone, somewhere will still ask you, ‘do you have a card?’ This 2-minute video shows how.
101 Side Business Ideas and How to Start Without Quitting Your Job
Starting a business requires a lot of time and effort — especially if you plan on keeping your full-time job while running the business. Starting your own business doesn’t mean you have to retire early from your full-time gig. In fact, it could mean the opposite — your business idea might need some time to prove itself before you can afford to leave your job.
Is AIEA your Side Hustle?
AIEA has been established in Brisbane for a while now and has found a prominent place in the commercial marketplace. An increasing number of senior executives are adopting Interim Management as a preferred business lifestyle, and organisations are finding ready use of them. Perhaps you have checked out AIEA and wished it was operating in your location. Well, it can be.
What can YOU make into a gig?
Many of us are aware the world of work is changing due to technology and automation. And there's evidence it's affecting all workers in entry-level, intermediate and senior roles. For many, the gig economy offers a solution. These types of arrangements can include freelancing, temp agency work, subcontracting and self-employment.
Silicon Valley is not the right model for most cities or regions
Today’s world is very different to the world of 20 or 30 years ago, we are experiencing a massive transformation from the industrial era to the information or knowledge era and beyond. Technology is a key driver of change and opening up new opportunities for businesses of all sizes to access global markets.
100 Common Spam Trigger Words
One of the major barriers to an email being successful is the possibility of it being marked as spam. To the email marketers’ horror, 69% of recipients mark an email as spam before they even open your email.
Ten One-Liners from the Internet:
1. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a flat tire.
2. Constipated people don’t give a crap.
3. Why is a bra singular and panties plural?
4. Be safety conscious. 80% of people are caused by accidents.
5. Without ME, it’s just AWESO.
6. If you do not say it, they can’t repeat it.
7. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me… they were cramming for their finals.
8. Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment.
9. If you don’t care where you are, then you’re not lost.
10. Your gene pool could use a little chlorine.
Join us in Brisbane on Monday 11th February when Sigrid de Kaste FAIEA will present "What is Branding and Why do Consultants need it?"
Being a consultant can be like a popularity contest at times! What makes you the popular, sought after consultant or company is the degree to which you are followed, cited, invited, and therefore become trusted. The recipe for Branding, expanding Reach and building a Reputation for Consultants and Professional Services is employing diligent, strategic marketing strategies, visually branded, validated with content and distributed through multiple on-line, off-line and social media channels on a consistent basis.
Google’s Psychological Safety Strategies are Actually Pretty Simple
Depending on how you measure it, Google—or Alphabet, if you prefer—is more or less the world’s most valuable brand, synonymous with creativity and innovation. According to the company’s own research, a lot of this comes down to “psychological safety,” or whether or not people can take risks without feeling insecure, embarrassed, or worse.
Creative block? These million-dollar companies explain how they generate new ideas
No matter how much success you encounter on your path to growing a million-dollar company, the ability to generate fresh perspectives and approaches will never lose its importance.
Common challenges faced by small and medium businesses
Developing a business finance strategy can be daunting. Even hitting the jackpot of rapid growth can cause stress. This eBook will help you tailor the right plan for your SME and, more importantly, roll with whatever comes your way.
Six warning signs your company may be on the verge of collapse
Voluntary administration will only save around 10% of companies. It is far more common for the company’s assets to be liquidated.
When I became an entrepreneur
In this 11-minute video, Steve Dotto gives his personal experience on becoming an entrepreneur. It’s a story I hear from many of my AIEA members.
How to Take the First Steps in Scaling Your Business
This Infographic will show you how to scale up, to overcome roadblocks and play to your strengths.
The Emotional Side of Freelancing
It’s a roller-coaster ride, but it can also help you become your best self.
1. Why is it that in the US: If you take off all your clothes and walk down the street waving a machete and firing an Uzi, terrified citizens will phone the police and report: “There’s a naked person outside!”
2. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
3. I tried to hang myself with a bungee chord. I kept almost dying
4. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
5. I must exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.
6. Some of us learn from the mistakes of others; the rest of us are the others.
7. You are depriving some poor village of its idiot.
8. Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
9. Every so often, I like to go to the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture.
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