21 Jan

Say No to No

When you’re at work meetings, have you ever noticed how many people will just find all the reasons why something won’t work?Have you ever worked with someone who, rather than doing this, moves towards the outcome whilst working around the challenges. “yes, we...
24 Nov

Leadership development for technical professionals

For people who work in a technical profession it’s vital to continually learn and grow our skills to keep up with the pace of change.  However, one area that’s too often neglected by technical staff is that of leadership.  For the past few months I have been participating in...
25 Oct

3 Startup Culture Hacks

Cale and Shaw, FairDealFX
Last week Cale and myself both took a week of leave from our full-time jobs in a large company and we worked on our startup (FairDealFX) at Fishburners, a co-working space in the Brisbane CBD. Neither of us are strangers to the startup community, both having been involved in...
28 May

Thinking differently about hiring

Every business these days is working in a fast moving, disrupted, technology-driven world. In order to survive we need to be constantly thinking outside the box, and potentially contrary to the ways we’ve been working for years. If we continue to hire people who think the same way...
26 Dec

Kiva Loans

Just a quick follow-up to my previous post regarding Kiva loans. I have now loaned to borrowers, given 3 credits as gift cards (happy Christmas family 🙂 !) and the remainder as a donation to the running costs of Kiva.The Kiva website is pretty...