Charlie Gunningham is the former chief executive of Business News. Originally an Economics teacher from the UK, Charlie taught in Singapore prior to landing in Perth in 1997, whereupon he did an MBA at UWA Business School, graduating as top student in 1999. Later that same year he set up aussiehome.com, an online real estate business, which was sold to REIWA in 2010. He ran reiwa.com for 3 years before joining Business News as GM of Digital in 2013. Charlie is a cofounder of eGroup and a past 40under40 winner (2003).
The announcement of a $1.1 billion ‘ideas boom’ innovation package yesterday was well timed for Western Australia’s startup sector, representatives from which had gathered at the Perth Town Hall for the annual West Tech conference and OzAPP Awards.
An app that allows users to set up personalised feeds for ASX news, delivering real-time and searchable company announcements, price and volume alerts, and market information to any recent Android or Apple mobile device in a timeline-based context.
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?"
An innovative project involving government agencies and private players has the potential to streamline and coordinate public works projects, reducing traffic congestion and saving costs, according to its proponents.
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.