Core guiding principles you cannot afford to miss if your goal is ultimate success

My current book is Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen. I am consistently impressed by their data driven and empirically sound findings on why particular companies succeed, excel and why some simply perish. The book is based on rigorous research of 10X companies and their counterparts. 10X companies are companies that have… Continue reading Core guiding principles you cannot afford to miss if your goal is ultimate success

The 4 kinds of people you need for breakthrough success

So for those of you who read my last blog post on creativity, it might have seemed somewhat superficial. Some of you might be asking so what if there are assumptions about creativity and the lone genius, how is that going to help me to get more creative? Well the good news is that now… Continue reading The 4 kinds of people you need for breakthrough success

How climate adaptation is moving forward

This week it has been upheaval one after another. Australian politics at the moment seems to be in full disarray with climate change again being at the centre of controversy as a policy issue.  Yet, the good news is that climate adaptation is still moving forward in many ways. Yesterday we organised as part of… Continue reading How climate adaptation is moving forward

Time for a new paradigm in capacity building? 

This week a news item caught my attention, an interview piece with Saleem Huq, the director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development. The commentary focused on the issue of capacity building, climate finance and how this is being dealt with in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This is often a… Continue reading Time for a new paradigm in capacity building? 

Why finding a bouncing-ideas-buddy will pay off: the secrets of collaboration

In science and in many related fields, the lone genius assumption persists: that individuals act and think alone, pour themselves over data in solitude and emerge with a solution that is revolutionary and inspirational. Many do buy into this story. Yet, the stories we actually hear are often those of insights that have emerged through… Continue reading Why finding a bouncing-ideas-buddy will pay off: the secrets of collaboration