As chief executive officer, Charlie manages the strategy and day-to-day operations at Business News. He has three decades of management experience, including 15 years of running e-businesses (his own start-up aussiehome.com and then reiwa.com). Charlie is a cofounder of eGroup, holds an MBA from UWA (where he graduated top of the Business School), and is a past 40under40 winner.
I am sure many of us attend many awards shows these days, many functions, and I bet they can tend to rather blend into each other. Not the one I attended last Friday, the annual Wanneroo Business Association Awards.
Fieldmagic is a job management, maintenance, quoting and CRM platform designed from the ground up with field services in mind. Built on a leading CRM platform, it comes with an ecosystem of add-ons and integrations.
Formalytics enables soccer players with a smartphone to film their kicks and become better players through the feedback received. The technology allows users to master a knuckleball, dip ball, curl ball and penalty strike.
WA Local Government Association chief executive and former WA businesswoman of the year, Ricky Burges, joined Business News at Julio's in West Perth to discuss her professional journey and what lies ahead.
Immersia has been developing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) products and services since 2014, particularly in the safety training, mining and property development sectors, as well as for concerts and marketing.
Now in its sixth year, the annual OzApp Awards concluded last night announcing the 2016 winner as Townsville-based Safety Culture, selected from five grand finalists which included Perth-based Formalytics, Melbourne's Law Advisor and Reword, and Shippit (Sydney).
Educated in Rockingham, Vancouver and at UWA, and with a corporate career stretching between San Francisco and WA, Tracey Horton has some interesting perspectives on business and academia, as Business News discovered over lunch at Julio's in West Perth.
PayNow for Stripe is a minimalist point-of-sales app, allowing users to accept credit card payments quickly on any mobile device. NFC is used to enable PayPass payments without any need for a swipe card reader.
CONTAGIOUS by Jonah Berger (also available as an audio book on audible.com). I recommend it highly. Why do some things catch on (like iPhone 6) and others don't (Microsoft tried tablets in the 1980s and gave up)? If it sounds similar to Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point (another must read) and Made to Stick (also very good) then it is, Berger tips his hat to these 2 publications, but goes further adding his extensive research findings to explain WHY things catch on and are spoken about. It's all about STEPPS (a pneomonic for the 6 characteristics of things that are shared). Read the book to find out what 'STEPPS' are...
Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.
It really doesn't matter that there's absolutely no evidence that Einstein actually made this statement; it's still a great quotation.
If you want a different result, mix it up, try something new. Don't keep doing the same old, same old. And ban the answer "... 'Cos we've always done it like that!" in response to the question "Why do we do this?"
Two local entrepreneurs have had contrasting experiences appearing on Channel 10's recently concluded Shark Tank, a reality TV show in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors.
At yesterday's WA Innovation Summit, put together for new Innovation Minister Bill Marmion, 250 invited guests came up with plans on how best to spend the newly allocated $20 million of innovation funds.