Practise Being a Possibility Thinker


When I show a picture of a self-driving car to a child, their first reaction is usually, “Cute!” or “Cool”. But when I show the same picture to adults in my conference presentations, their first reaction is usually “Scary!” Of course, that’s partly because adults anticipate some of t...

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Your #1 Threat: Your Own Brain


Obviously we all use our brains, and one thing we do especially well is pattern matching. We’re great at seeing, recognising and acting on patterns in the world – and that gives us valuable insights, judgement, and wisdom. A lot of what we call intuition comes from pattern matching – even if i...

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Property Managers: How Smart Are You, Really?


Experience is useful, but it can also get in the way – especially in a fast-changing world where the old solutions don’t necessarily work anymore. Think about situations in your business where you might be acting on auto-pilot because you’re just responding to familiar patterns. For e...

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Think Sharp: Great Minds Don’t Think Alike


Every month, I host a “business book club” at my house for a group of 15 people. Each month, we choose a business book – the most recent was Daniel Coyle’s book “The Talent Code” – and discuss it, accompanied by catered food and a few bottles of red wine. I...

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Future Brain


Staying ahead of the game is not about inventing something new. The most successful people will be those who can see the potential in picking pieces from different areas, and combining them in clever ways. This needs a new kind of thinking – one that’s nimble and flexible, and ready to ...

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Great Minds Don’t Think Alike


Einstein said we can’t solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. I’m no Einstein, but it’s obvious that is a key insight into becoming fit for the future. Many organisations, leaders, and teams are still stuck in old ways of thinking – sometimes B...

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Are You a Possibility Thinker?


If you know any children 10 years old or younger, there’s a good chance they will never get a driver’s licence. Why? Because in 10 years from now, we will probably all have driverless cars. It will probably be illegal to drive on regular roads, and car driving will be as rare as horse ri...

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The Future of Private Hospital Healthcare in our Fast, Flat and Free World


Private hospitals in Australia face increasing pressure and challenges, and need to constantly change, grow and innovate to remain viable. This presentation shows some of the biggest challenges private hospitals face, what’s happening elsewhere in the world, and what they can do to stay ahead....

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The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, by Chris Brogan


Chris Brogan’s latest book is a call to action for people who want to turn their back on the idea of working in a traditional job and launch their own business. It addresses one of the biggest challenges of the new business owner: suddenly having all this freedom and flexibility, and not knowi...

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Get Smart – Immerse Yourself in Online Courses


There’s been a huge growth in online learning in the last few years, fuelled by faster broadband, better Web technology, and ease of publishing. If you want to brush up your skills in your area of expertise – or want to learn something new – take an online course or two. This is es...

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