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Vision is strength

“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.” Li Ka Shing Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa, East Asia’s richest philanthropist

Vision for the North

“My father’s vision was to see the Pilbara developed in a way that would benefit his beloved north, and West Australia and he wanted to see Australia become a stronger economy benefiting from the development of our north. His life was spent pursuing that vision. ” Gina Rinehart Controversial Australian mining tycoon, and possibly the […]

Viral marketing

“Google actually relies on our users to help with our marketing. We have a very high percentage of our users who often tell others about our search engine.” Sergey Brin Co-Founder with Larry Page of Google

Victims of experience

“We’re all victims of our own experience – even if we’re innovation consultants. Doblin consultants list 10 types of innovation. But they are at least 5 types shy. What have they missed?” Doblin Ten Types of Innovation

Value for money

“At a time when all the other builders were selling homes with basements but without carports, we would sell homes without basements and with carports. This allowed us to provide a more appealing product at a lower price. In other words, we felt we would be giving customers greater value.” Eli Broad Business Leader and […]

Use existing ideas

“Grab an existing idea and apply it somewhere else… It’s simple maths: 99% of new ideas fail. The alternative is taking an idea that has already been proven and plugging it into a new environment. The success ratio of that is a lot higher.” Jack Cowin Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia, one of our […]

Unlocking opportunities

“Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that.” Li Ka Shing East Asia’s richest business man and philanthropist


“One essence of innovation is its uniqueness.” Neville Christie Australian venture banker and chair of innovation armsfor mid-tier firms


“Let’s be honest, if I didn’t have my own business, then I would never have been chief executive of an enterprise of this size… I would not even get an interview!” Janine Allis Australia Founder of the highly successful Boost Juice storesnow with over 400 bars in 13 countries