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What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You – Disruption in the Mortgage Broking Industry

 21st April 2017 by gihan

The release this week of the Sedgwick Report brings yet another major change to this fast-changing industry. If you’re a broker, you might despair because it places even tighter controls over your business, while at the same time you’re

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Future Proof – Align Your Business Strategy with Future Trends

 13th April 2017 by gihan

Disruption has become a bit of a buzzword now – and it’s become so hyped up it’s lost a lot of its meaning. You hear that you’re being disrupted, you know you need to do something about it, but you don’t exactly know WHAT disruption

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The Future of Medicine is the Patient … err, Customer

 31st March 2017 by gihan

Last year, my parents moved house after 40 years. When searching for a new local GP, my 80-year-old father’s first source of information was online reviews he found on Google. Although he’s intelligent and computer-savvy, he’s

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The New Skills for the Legal Profession (and the Rest of Us, Too)

 21st March 2017 by gihan

Last week, I presented the closing keynote presentation for the Queensland Law Society’s Annual Symposium.

Their theme was “Framing the Future”, and the previous speaker was Professor Nick James, the Executive Dean of the

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Are You Ready to Lead in a VUCA World?

 14th March 2017 by gihan

I heard somebody say recently that you don’t know what real pain is until you step on a piece of Lego on the floor when walking barefoot from your bedroom to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

OK, it’s a First World problem, I

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The Six Disruptive Forces That Will Turn Your Business Upside Down

 8th March 2017 by gihan

If I asked you to name a disruptive company – quick! – I reckon there’s a pretty good chance you would name Uber. And that’s fair enough. There’s no doubt Uber has disrupted the taxi industry – a long-established

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Test Your Future-Proof IQ: You’d Be Surprised What Most Leaders Get Wrong

 9th February 2017 by gihan

When it comes to iPads, video production, and Apple technology, my technology consultant is my eleven-year-old niece Abbey. And yet, when Abbey was born, there was no YouTube, no social media, no smartphones, we didn’t have a street directory

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The Next Step in Nanotechnology

 27th January 2017 by gihan

George Tulevski researches the use nanomaterials for the next generation of computers. In this TED Talk, he talks more broadly about the power and potential of nanotechnology. If you don’t know much about nanotechnology, it’s a good introduction

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Futurist Spotlight on Virtual Reality

 29th November 2016 by gihan

Spotlight On Virtual Reality

Last year, when speaking at a real estate conference in Brisbane, I had the chance to test out a virtual reality headset from RealEstate.com. This technology allows property buyers and tenants to view and inspect a property even if they are on

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Book Review: The Future of the Professions

 25th November 2016 by gihan

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This book is a fascinating glimpse into the future of expertise. It looks at the traditional professions (such as law, accounting, and medicine) and widens the field by adding others such as divinity, journalism, and management consulting.

The

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