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Forever Young – Life Extension Science

 21st December 2017 by gihan

In 2015, then-Treasurer Joe Hockey was ridiculed for suggesting that some children alive right now could live to 150. But experts in anti-ageing – or “life extension science”, as it’s known – support his claim. It’s More ...

Fan the Flames of Innovation

 18th December 2017 by gihan
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What do these three things have in common?

  1. Amazon Prime – Amazon’s $99/year membership service, with an estimated 80 million members
  2. Gmail – Google’s free e-mail platform, with more than 1 billion active users
  3. McCafe – McDonalds’ highly successful café offering

The answer: All three ideas came from employees, not from management.

In a fast-changing world, innovation is everybody’s business. The businesses that survive and thrive in this disruptive world are those More ...

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Disrupted!

 14th December 2017 by gihan

(by Gihan Perera, with a nod and a wink to Clement Clarke Moore)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings were hung by the chimney, in time
For last-minute More ...

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They Are Smarter Than You Think They Are

 5th December 2017 by gihan

If you asked a random group of people for their general impression of a brilliant scientist, many of them would give you a stereotypical description: the lone genius working long hours in a private laboratory, labouring over his instruments until More ...

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The Best Ideas Might Be Outside Your Industry

 21st November 2017 by gihan

Even if you believe it makes sense to tap into your team and customers for innovative ideas, you might not be convinced to look further afield. After all, your team members work actively in the business every day, and customers already know a More ...

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Muscle Into the Top 4%

 7th November 2017 by gihan

We hear a lot of talk about disruption, but not much about what you can do about it.

Yes, it’s true that many businesses and industries will be “disrupted”, but it’s not necessarily bad news for everybody. In fact, for the More ...

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The #1 Daily Habit That Makes You More Productive

 31st October 2017 by gihan

There’s a story (possibly apocryphal) about Charles Schwab, the head of Bethlehem Steel in the 1930s, seeking help to become more effective. Management consultant I. V. Lee gave him a simple piece of advice, with a request that Schwab try More ...

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Shadowing: Your Surprise Secret Weapon for Leadership Success

 17th October 2017 by gihan

Help your team members step up by letting them “shadow” you in your job. This shows them how you spend your day, what you do, how you do it, what problems you face, and how you manage difficult situations. It also gives them the chance More ...

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Is YOUR Business Safe from Disruption?

 12th October 2017 by gihan

Did you see the recent report from Seek and the NAB about which industries are growing the fastest in Australia? According to the report, four industries are leading the pack when it comes to increased employment and higher salaries:

  • Building and construction
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Education and training
  • Accommodation and food services

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The Busy Leader’s Guide to Building Skills Fast: Break Down the Walls

 19th September 2017 by gihan

In a research study reported in the Harvard Business Review, chefs in a restaurant made tastier food when they could see their customers. This wasn’t because the chefs felt like they were being watched (because the same result More ...

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