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TP 11: Jessica Watson – Adventurer & Collaborative Entrepreneur

By | January 18th, 2017|Change, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

Jessica Watson is an entrepreneur and an adventurer. Best known for her solo sailing journey, circumnavigating the globe at the age of 16. She shares with us what she learned from her experience, how she got so much support and sponsorship, and how she dealt with the naysayers. We learn about what kind of leaders she really is and the start up she’s involved in now, that’s like Trip Advisor for Sailing, bringing disruptive innovation to the marine industry. Deckee fulfils on her dream to get more people sailing, by making it easier for people to enjoy it and just give it a go.   Back to Tall [...]

TP 08: Backstory – Activist to Entrepreneur

By | December 28th, 2016|Change, Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

Tall Poppy host Tathra Street shares her backstory. Born in Australia, raised in Canada, a young activist who was willing to risk arrest for causes she believed in, inspired by a wide range of influencers from Joanna Macy, to Paul Hawken, from Deepak Chopra to Otto Scharma and Peter Senge. A personal journey of change, internal and external, from moving across the planet to changing careers and starting her own business. In this episode you'll get a snapshot of what it took to become the person she is today, the activist groups she was part of,  the books she [...]

TP 07: Tom Morkes, Collaborate Author

By | December 22nd, 2016|Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

Tom Morkes shares his entrepreneurial wisdom to increase our chances of success, looking at the realities of uncertainty, failure and attributes that enable us to be anti-fragile. Plus practical advice for those of us with an idea, a book, a business concept. With his military background, he has first-hand knowledge about the power of the insurgent, bringing relevant experience from the battlefield to our creatives endeavours. His most recent book Collaborate, was successfully crowd-funded, and his next collaboration, the Freedom Journal broke records on Kickstarter. Links to Resources Tom’s website Tom’s podcast Insurgent Publishing Collaborate by Tom Morkes The Freedom Journal  [...]

TP 05: Future Assembly Special Report

By | December 8th, 2016|Future, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

A special report from Future Assembly in Melbourne, where three young women with very different roles and experiences in the tech world share what they're working on and what's important to them. Grace Wearn Communications Specialist for Vichyper, part of the Space X Hyperloop Pod competition, an initiative of Elon Musk. Casey Thomas CEO of Dark Shadow Studios - A tech start-up enabling risk-free drone racing using VR. Sally Kellaway on diversity in the VR industry with some key advice for employers. Finishing up with a powerful minute from the MiVote presentation with some bold declarations on the subject of digital democracy. Grace's Links Org: [...]

The Ultimate Disrupter – originally posted in Smallville.com.au

By | July 11th, 2016|Leadership, Small Business|

You may be aware of some of my articles on Smallville.com.au, here is the first article originally published May 23,2016. Smallville is a community resource for Small Business owners that think big. Small Business is an underestimated force to be reckoned with. Yet the identity attached to Small Business is one of virtual insignificance. The vast majority of all businesses are in the Small and Medium Business category, they make up half of Australia’s employment and account for a third of its production. What if Small Businesses started to realise that there are more of them than Big Businesses? What [...]