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Quality innovation

“We started our Foundation because we believe we have a real opportunity to help advance equity around the world… to help make sure that, no matter where a person is born, he or she has the chance to live a healthy, productive life.” Melinda Gates Co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – aimed […]

Pushing the self-destruct button

“The human race is environmentally suicidal. Driven by greed and out of touch with the natural world, we are oblivious to the path of self-destruction we are taking.” Dr Jim Frazier Australian inventor, naturalist and cinematographer

Push and pull

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” Steve Jobs Mantras of Innovation and Success

Profit flows from Purpose

“Steve Jobs and Apple taught us that profit is not the ultimate goal, but rather a consequence of something greater.” Clayton M. Christensen Businessman and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma

Problems to opportunities

“The divide between managers and entrepreneurs is clear: managers solve problems; entrepreneurs create opportunities.” Neville Christie Australian serial entrepreneur and chair of innovation arms for mid-tier firms

Private sector investment in start-ups

“In the US and Israel, more than 10% of GDP derives from venture-capital backed companies. In Australia it is 0.2%. “If we could increase the contribution to the economy by these companies from 0.2% to, say, 2%, then the benefits would be significant. Ross Garnaut The role of science and innovation in a 21st century […]

Pretty basic

“Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.” Bill Gates Co-Founder of Microsoft […]

Pressure to build

“By 2050, the Australian population is expected to grow from 22 million to 36 million. That increase alone will put huge pressure on our towns and our cities. We will need more homes, more roads, more rail lines, more hospitals, more schools, just to accommodate so many Australians.” Kevin Rudd When Prime Minister of Australia