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The Death of Your Local Bookshop – Crucial Lessons For Your Business

We’ve been hit by a barrage from the media of late about how tough retail is doing it. About how consumers are switching to online in droves, about high profile retailers closing their doors, and the demise of bricks-and-mortar bookstores – most notably Borders in Australia. Like many of my generation, and older generations, I […]

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The Real Reason for Creating Systems in Your Business

The conventional wisdom on systems in business, popularly articulated in books like The E-Myth, pushes the idea of systematising your business, creating an asset, and then selling that asset. A smart strategy. And at some stage in the future you will enjoy the benefits of this work. But the reason to implement systems in your […]

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How To Transcend the Starving Artist Cliche

There’s a shift in consumer culture that is starting to value experiences over possessions. A desire for authentic experiences amidst a reality that is increasingly manufactured and contrived. And a desperate yearning for human experiences within a digital world. Or is it just me? This scenario places artists and creative types with an opportunity to […]

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Injecting Art, Play and Irreverence Into Your Creative Business

Injecting Art, Play and Irreverence Into Your Creative Business

There’s a new type of entrepreneur plying his art on the streets of Melbourne. When cars stop at a busy intersection he turns it into his stage, performing a short show with a crystal ball. He balances the ball on his head and then skilfully moves it around his body in a performance that appears […]

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What makes a great entrepreneur?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a successful entrepreneur. I’m currently producing a web video series about people who’ve…

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