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.

Dans' Rants, Media

Science and Creativity

One of the great joys of being a researcher is taking on doctoral candidates.  These are our brightest minds of the future who go on a 3yr (or more) journey into the unknown. Armed with years of technical training it's their opportunity to apply it creatively to further advance knowledge and society. One of the… Continue reading Science and Creativity

Dans' Rants

Validate or get it to market ?

At the most  recent wearable technology conference in Melbourne we had speakers from industry and industry all weighing in on the latest developments of wearables.  I had as conference chair the at times challenging task of facilitating an emerging debate on wether 'product' should be rushed to market, or first scientifically validated and then released to market.… Continue reading Validate or get it to market ?

Dans' Rants

Intrapreneur, entrepreneur, startup, accelerator, incubator…?

There is a lot of focus in the Sports Technology world given to being a startup or making it as an entrepreneur. The Australian Sports Technologies network has been at the van guard of much of this in Australia where we have had training from notables such as Jerry Engel and Steve Blank. One of… Continue reading Intrapreneur, entrepreneur, startup, accelerator, incubator…?

Dans' Rants

A Rant on Research funding

Its well known that research funding in Australia is at an all time low. The reduction in staff at places like CSIRO and reduced funding in competitive grants scheme are also in decline. Gone too are the larger scheme like the Cooperative research centres too. But a somewhat  hidden cut has crept into universities.  As… Continue reading A Rant on Research funding

Dans' Rants

Mayday, mayday computer down

I spend the better part of the last month without a computer to call my own - its a knowledge workers worst nightmare..or at least it was a decade or so ago. Turns out I managed to survive the slow demise into reboot hell of my old machine, the tracking of my new machine through… Continue reading Mayday, mayday computer down

Dans' Rants

Wearables are here and big brother likes it!

In case you were wondering about the potential for your fitness tracker and big brother…its already arrived! The idea of quantification of an athletes movement is something we have been using at the elite end of the spectrum for over a decade to help improve performance and reduce injury. With the popularisation of the technology… Continue reading Wearables are here and big brother likes it!