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Disruptive Trends: The Death of Coal Power Stations

November 12, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

The rise of battery storage might see the decline of coal power for electricity.

Forget all the arguments and debates about the need to crank up coal production. That’s about as useful as arguing that we need to crank up the number of courses on offer for typewriter technicians. The energy industry has shifted dramatically in the past few years, and it is all because of the not so […]

Disruptive Trends: The Uberisation of Everything

October 13, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

Uber and other disruptive technology are increasing the sharing economy.

We have all heard of Uber – the radical platform that turns potentially every car into a taxi, and every car driver into a taxi driver. It is turning a highly regulated industry on its ear and causing massive disruption and civil unrest wherever it lands. Where are we now? Uber is the poster child […]

Disruptive Trends: Businesses Going Visual

September 14, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

Live streaming video on your phone

In the era before the internet, people only interacted with a business one-on-one. They would walk through the doors and talk directly to the business owner or call them on the phone. Then the internet arrived, and people began to communicate with businesses via email. If they had a question or a concern, they would […]

Disruptive Trends: Robot Eldercare

August 13, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

Get prepared - The hand that cares for  Australia's ageing will be robotic.

By 2050, it is estimated that over 1.5 billion people will be over 65. One of the sad facts of life is that as we age we need greater assistance with the essentials such as standing up, going to the bathroom and getting out of bed. Most people prefer to remain in their homes for […]

LinkedIn – How Can You Attract and Retain Talent and Suppliers?

August 3, 2015 | Robyn Henderson

LinkedIn Connections and Referrals

Currently, according to LinkedIn one of the most in demand employers in Australia for the second year is Rio Tinto. With Google, BHP Billiton, Microsoft and Leighton Contractors rounded out the top five. LinkedIn talent brand strategist Tim Grogan says a company’s talent brand can directly affect its ability to attract and retain talent. Reading this […]

Disruptive Trends – Biometrics

July 13, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

Get paid to get healthy

Hands up how many of you use the same password on different websites (even though you know you shouldn’t?) How many of you have lists of passwords scribbled in a book, on an Excel spreadsheet, or have resorted to password keepers trying to keep on top of controlling access to all your online identities. The […]

How Letting Go Means You Get More (Part 2)

June 24, 2015 | David Solomon

Revitalise your business: Surrender the old and allow the new to flow into your business and life.

Please read Part 1 first if you haven’t read it yet! …So my 2015 word of the year had become quite apparent. It needed to be one of the many synonyms that indicate letting go. Eventually I decided on the word “SURRENDER”. I chose SURRENDER as it is a passive process of just letting go, […]

Disruptive Trends – The Internet of Things (IoT)

June 12, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

LinkedIn Summary Update

Have you heard of the Internet of Things or IoT? This is another trend that is really kicking into gear and which has massive potential to transform how we do things. At its simplest level, IoT is just devices and machines with chips and microsensors in them talking to other devices and machines with chips […]

How Letting Go Means You Get More (Part 1)

May 20, 2015 | David Solomon

Inner peace and happiness

Last year my word of the year was “FLOW”. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, a word of the year is designed to guide you and to give you a steady focus and reminder throughout the year as to what is most important for you thematically. Some people don’t even set resolutions or […]

Disruptive Trends – 3D Printing

May 12, 2015 | Ingrid Cliff

3D printing turns a design on your computer into a real object.

One of the biggest trends to hit since computers first exploded on the market is 3D printing. 3D manufacturing was first invented in the mid 1980’s by Chuck Hall, and in recent years there have been massive innovations and breakthroughs in terms of what is possible to be printed, how it is printed and the […]