My Creative Mornings talk

In late October, I spoke at Creative Mornings Melbourne. For those who aren’t familiar, Creative Mornings started out of New York by Tina Roth Eisenberg aka @swissmiss as a global breakfast lecture series for creative types. It’s sometimes billed as “TED for the rest of us”. The talk’s topic was left open so I kept […]

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Attention Australian startup founders

Edit 7/2/12: Enter madeinoz.org! Someone was recently chatting to me about the lack of awareness of Australian startups by VCs (even local ones), with poor national press coverage doing us no favours. I agree with this to a large extent and as result have been posting more about our startups here and also over on The […]

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Melbourne’s Top 100

Be sure to grab a copy or peek of The Age’s (melbourne) magazine tomorrow as the annual Top 100 list for 2011 is out and a panel of judges deemed me worthy for inclusion! The Top 100 (which is apparently not ordered but for the record, I’m number 66) is a compilation of Melbourne’s most […]

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Melbourne: hot off the event press

Sorry another post! Anyway, I’m due to arrive back in Australia this week and have duly organised some activities to keep us busy before year’s end. :) * Update 13/10 – I’ll also  be at Socialmelb from 8am tomorrow and Hub Melbourne from 5pm. :) To start, there’s the Worldwide Instagram Instameet on 26 October […]

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Social media doer needed

You might have seen my tweet on Sunday in relation to finding someone to work with me on various social media related projects. Emails are hitting my inbox regarding social media and digital communication projects and after six months of working what feels like non-stop, I’d now like to collaborate with an upcoming social media doer. […]

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Talkin’ about my generation

I’m publishing my speech from last night’s International Association of Business Communicators‘ gala dinner. Geoff Kelly (founder, Kelly Strategic Influence), Andrew Maiden (executive director of communications and media relations at Telstra) and I delivered a playful poke at what each generation brings to the communication profession. It was a light-hearted and glam evening with a […]

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Today I launched

Well, yesterday, considering it’s after midnight… You’ll be pleased to know I finally launched The Fetch. The concept has been in slow ideation for just over six months – so, it felt good to hit send! I created The Fetch because I was finding it hard to keep up with all the happenings in Melbourne – […]

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The modern-day Geisha

My housemate Tresna is an absolute foodie. By foodie, I mean, she practically lives, works and plays in the hospitality industry – so much so I hardly see her. I can however, see the faint glow of an avatar on Foursquare as she hops around town checking into various Melbourne institutions. I’m not sure how […]

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Melbourne Silicon Beach Drinks

A couple of us here have decided to revitalise the Melbourne Silicon Beach chapter in 2011. For those who aren’t familiar, Silicon Beach is a community of Australians passionate about the tech and web industries. They are often entrepreneurs – working on startups, and the events are attended by business people and developers alike. We’re […]

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How to organise your own meetup

2010 is certainly turning out to be the year of the meetup – particularly in Australia. If you’re a little unsure of what a ‘meetup’ actually is or involves, taking the literal meaning: a face-to-face encounter/connection from your average dictionary sheds the obvious light. Basically, it’s a gathering of people who come together to connect […]

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‘Online 1984’ mini documentary

Myself and a few others, including Lucio Ribeiro, Jeff Richardson, Alan Isherwood and Ryan Egan, were recently interviewed by a group of Swinburne documentary students about the very timely topic of online privacy. The documentary was directed by Ben Sale and focuses on issues surrounding Facebook, data, users, access and attitudes towards privacy. I appear under the […]

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