With the start of Game of Thrones Season Three only hours away it is a good time to revisit and update one of my old blog posts 4 Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones.
When I originally read the five available books in George R.R Martin’s ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ I found myself thinking about the leadership and life lessons that could be extracted from the series. Quotes like ‘Kill the boy’ haunted some of my more boy-like decisions, and Ygritte’s ‘You know nothing Jon Snow’ played through my head whenever I took issue with a management decision. I would reflect on the possibility that many more factors were at play than I could see, and that I still had some distance to travel in my journey to be a more effective person (and leader).
So here is my list of seven leadership lessons from Game of Thrones, expanded from my original list of 4: Continue reading →
I’ve been following the rise and rise of 3D printing over the last year and a bit. The idea of of every home having its own 3d Printer to make all kinds of objects compelling. Imagine being able to make your own things – toys, utensils, car parts, iPhone cases, anything, with similar ease to how we print out a document now. That’s what the hype is promising and much more.
Recently I read about a 3D printed dress, a 3D printed skull implant, and even a 3D printed house. I figured it was about time I went to find out what all the fuss was about.
3D Printers at Innovation Lab Adelaide
3D Printer At Adelaide City Councils Innovation Lab
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MVP. Minimum Viable Product.
Terminology from the startup world is finding its way into the language of Business. Managers are latching onto the key words such as pivot, disrupt and the idea of the minimum viable product.
Unfortunately, few managers fully understand what each means to the startup world. The idea of the minimum viable product is widely misunderstood. It’s pretty easy to get most of its meaning, but unfortunately the point gets missed.
About the Minimum Viable Product, Eric Ries in his book ‘The Lean Startup‘, says: Continue reading →
Social Media Marketing
This is the second in a series of posts from Adelaide University’s MBA Entrepreneurship Intensive program. Professor Becky Ruber has kindly allowed me to sit in on the guest speakers arranged for students in her course.
On Friday the 1st of March, the guest speaker was Mal Chia from NoQ:
Mal Chia – Digital Marketing Manager@ NoQ (noq.com.au)
Mal Chia is working as the Digital Marketing Manager at the Adelaide startup NoQ. He has a Masters in Commerce (Marketing) from Adelaide University and is one of South Australia’s most respected digital marketers. Continue reading →
MBA Reading List 2013
From a studying perspective, the more widely read you are, the more possible sources of information and references you will have. But the reason to read is bigger than just better marks or an easier time finding references-
Reading is one of the ways you can level-up
By level-up, I mean, improve yourself, to be and contribute more. Think and grow.
Are you reading something currently? There are so many books that finding the right one to start reading can be hard. So if you’re currently without a read, don’t worry here’s my reading list. I’m sure you’ll find something worth your time.
The MBA Reading List
1. The Startup Owners Manual – Steve Blank and Bob Dorf Continue reading →