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Leveraging the Law of Least Effort

Leveraging the Law of Least Effort

Political and social groups have experienced a significant decline in membership over the past decade. It seems that more people are choosing to disengage these days.  The results of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics general social...

Divide and Conquer or Unity in Diversity?

Divide and Conquer or Unity in Diversity?

From politics to industry splinter groups, we could easily wonder if polarized views and institutions are the norm today. It is certainly more visible. The business sector reaps the benefits of valuing diversity at scale. Companies that begin with...

It’s All About the Science, Right?

It’s All About the Science, Right?

A welcome recent development has been governments paying more heed to science and evidence with important decisions. Long may it continue. Regardless, political leaders will reserve their own versions of the truth.  Like you, I’m watching the...

Knowing What to Focus On

Knowing What to Focus On

One of the most common questions I get from people is how to sort through the overwhelm of choices they face about what to do next. There is a constant flow of new ideas, including from people like me, which is all very useful in its place....

Do Generational Groups Actually Exist?

Do Generational Groups Actually Exist?

Some years ago, I attended a presentation by a prominent social researcher who spoke about segmentation of consumers by age groups – Baby Boomers, Gen Z, Millennials and so on. I left the event thinking it was intriguing, but it didn’t quite gel...

Farming the Fields of Possibility

Farming the Fields of Possibility

As businesses and organisations adapt to adversity, one behaviour is associated with success. Instead of retreating and looking inwards in defense, they become bolder and more assertive about innovating.  Remember that massive companies such...

Stop Producing Outputs of No Use to Businesses

Stop Producing Outputs of No Use to Businesses

Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to introduce a new idea to an organisation, become a new service provider or be appointed to an industry or training board? One reason you’ve failed is that the institution has become a closed shop. New thinking...