Now we’re in the second decade of the Twenty-First Century, business is accelerating as a combination of changes in technology and society come together.
Some of these changes are global, such as the continued rise of China and the Western world’s aging. Others affect us on a personal level. All of them will have a big impact on our businesses and the way we work.
Many of these trends have been predicted for some time. It’s the availability of the cheap (almost free!) computing power that’s delivering many of the promises made by technology over the last thirty years. These are worth examining more closely.
Here are the top twenty...READ MORE
Congrats to Lena Dubojski (REA Group), Karen Sales (Concept Event Management) , Belinda Peuser (Sanitarium), Nikki Abercrombie Smith (Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth) and Ann McCormack, the winners of our Big Book Giveaway!
Fortunately, if you're a book lover, we've got another giveaway this month and this time everyone's a winner!
We're giving away eBook versions of Kamal Sarma's the Leadership Leap!
Actually I borrowed these questions from reFocus.org, a web site dedicated to helping former cultists recover.
While many of the most exciting new speakers for 2013 have been in the public eye for quite some time, they haven't necessarily been available or known as speakers.
We've curated an exciting list of the most exceptional new voices to hit the speaking arena for 2013...READ MORE
If you missed out on last month's incredible Sydney Speaker Showcase, don't worry, all is not lost!READ MORE
Once again, Ovations brings you some of the most bookable international names in the speaking world! Coming soon to our shores we have two men who represent some of the greatest success stories of our time, true heroes to millions, a woman who has turned the conventional wisdom of CEOs on its head and a storyteller whose tale inspired millions.READ MORE
I first heard the term "throwing the problem over the fence" from a telco project manager a few years ago, it describes how modern organisations shift risk to others.
Throwing the problem over the fence usually involves contracting out a task, the philosophy is once the contract is signed delivery is no longer management's problem, it's now the responsibility of the contractor. Once the job is over the fence it's out of sight and out of mind.
Governments, financial institutions and most corporations have become very good at throwing their problems over the fence.
It's great to be back on team Ovations after 6 months travelling and writing.
I know the one thing that won't have changed while I have been gone... the length of everyone's to-do lists! As a busy professional you can save yourself precious hours by delivering your brief for us to research.
Armed with your details we recommend and present you with the very best short list of speakers and talent. So here are 10 tips to delivering a top brief in 10 minutes:READ MORE
David Thomas recently headed up the Australasian Mission to the 2013 Asian Financial Forum. Asian business interests in Australia are frequently overlooked, however David provides a compelling argument for why our business leaders need to recognise the sheer market force of the coming Asian century and act now to take a place in it.
Watch as David interviews heads of major financial instutions, underscoring the seriousness with which the banking sector approaches Asia's financial rise.READ MORE
What happens that makes people from ordinary backgrounds turn into amazing, great individuals with inspirational lives and careers?
In last week's Voice America webcast, famed business adviser and marketer Bob Pritchard interviews Telstra's Australian Business Woman of the Year award recipient Liesl Capper about the rise of her incredible entreprenurial career.
We've embedded the interview for you to find out!READ MORE