Business, MBA, Productivity, R&D

Compromising to produce Excellence

I’m working at the moment with another cohort of MBA students on their capstone projects. Its a quite a challenge as the term is short and by necessity there is a strict word limit (thank God). Their ideas are often BIG as they want to hone their newly developed MBA skills and solve something they… Continue reading Compromising to produce Excellence

Dans' Rants, Politics

Triple bottom line Politics.

There is a real nice idea in accounting called the triple bottom line. The idea here is that you measure in three areas financial, social and environmental and try to achieve a good outcome for all three. Its a really nice idea and gets back to what ‘accounting’ is all about, that is to account… Continue reading Triple bottom line Politics.

Productivity, R&D, Strategy

An Accidental MBA

A few years back I finished an MBA. I didn’t set out to do one but thats where I ended up. There are wild MBA evangelists out there (‘it will change your life’) and the detractors (‘over hyped, you can learn this stuff from a book’) so this is my story. Establishing an intrapreneurial enterprise… Continue reading An Accidental MBA

R&D, Strategy

Academic idea to entreprise

I still do quite a bit of work in the university sector. (I guess you get that when you come from a research background). Universities are full of amazing and very capable people with great ideas. These ideas are often well tested in the laboratory too! The real challenge is getting them out to the… Continue reading Academic idea to entreprise

Brisbane website, Marketing, Strategy, Website

Consumer decision making process

It takes a long time for a prospect to actually make the decision to buy a product or service. There are several processes they go through, and at each step there is a funnelling, or more correctly a loss, of prospects. This is called the consumer decision making process. If you understand your customer you… Continue reading Consumer decision making process

data, NAS backup

Data Security is in the news…again

Mark Zuckerberg has recently fronted a senate comitee in the US to explain the use of personalised data by a third party organisation. While probably this is more of a direct concern to personal users than businesses, it certainly highlights the important of data security and who your sharing it with. Users of dropbox, google drive… Continue reading Data Security is in the news…again