Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific continues to present unprecedented challenge and opportunity for Australia: The Asian century offers a wealth of opportunity for business, but there is more work to do. The opportunities are enormous. This calls for new relationships, nimble innovation and a pragmatic approach to cross-cultural understanding. More can be done, by all of us. The work of … Continue reading Asia Pacific

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New strategies for a changed world

Save time, gain influence and build important relationships for your success. Social Alchemy can provide you with the business intelligence and analysis to help solve your business problems and open the door to opportunity. New strategies for a changed world. The last five years have shown an increasing trend towards active citizenship, or civil society, including … Continue reading New strategies for a changed world

Some Reflections On Alchemy

Alchemy is a process of transformational change. Image via WikipediaThings don’t remain static. We chose either to invest in a restorative way forward or to degrade existing structures further.  Alchemy creates a situation where the reach exceeds the grasp.  Steps beyond the normal paradigms of direct transactions, and instead requires thinking, feeling, sensate, intuition. Whether … Continue reading Some Reflections On Alchemy

A Decade of Disruption

This last decade might be bookmarked by the rise and death of Osama bin Laden as a household name. From the 9/11 attacks, leading to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the countless ethical dilemma those created through to his death at the hands of a US Navy SEAL team, it would seem to have … Continue reading A Decade of Disruption

Low awareness is the problem

Reflections from notes I wrote in 2013 on state of the relationship Australia enjoys with Korea. Your thoughts? The 2013 Australian Government Issues Paper Towards  2025, Republic of Korea Strategy in the Asian Century alludes to the problematic nature of this relationship: low awareness of Korea poses a challenge in terms of building demand.: How do we want our relationship with the ROK to look in … Continue reading Low awareness is the problem

There’s no such thing as business as usual

"Nobody pays for a product... What is paid for is satisfaction." Peter Drucker’s writing is timeless for business, testament to his visionary articulation of system innovation. These words penned decades ago remain fresh today. Maybe you too upon reading Drucker’s words recognised the illumination of an archetypal light-bulb flashing an 'a-hah' moment across your mind … Continue reading There’s no such thing as business as usual

A creative economy

Park Geun-hye pledged economic revival through creative economy during her inauguration address. “A creative economy is defined by the convergence of science and technology with industry, the fusion of culture with industry, and the blossoming of creativity in the very borders that were once permeated by barriers.” Introducing the Australia Korea Emerging Leaders Dialogue. Working … Continue reading A creative economy