Finish Your F*!&CKING Business Plan!

Finish Your F*!&CKING Business Plan!

The business plan is dead. Long live the business plan! A few years ago I wrote an article about the death of the business plan – the traditional business plan, that is. That long, weighty document usually designed to convince a bank manager that your business is...
You, The Expert

You, The Expert

Smart creative people have lots of options when it comes to marketing themselves and finding ways of making money, but using expert strategy is a neat way of combining both. Becoming the go-to person about a specific topic or a niche area of your practice can help you...
F*ck Luck

F*ck Luck

My daughter is a talented writer. She’s been writing obsessively since she was small, and at the age of 14 some of her satirical writing was published by the State Library of Victoria. She was so pleased, and rightly so (I almost burst with pride). When her first...
Backwards into the Future

Backwards into the Future

  Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua “I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past” I fell in love with this Māori whakataukī or ‘proverb’ when I first heard it at a conference. It refers to time as a kind of endless river, where the...
Creative Innovation in the Regions

Creative Innovation in the Regions

  In September, Irene Lemon presented her monograph, Innovation Has A Creative Mother, at the Australian Regional Development Conference, with thanks to Regional Arts NSW and a QUICKS grant. Commonwealth Bank’s Unlocking Everyday Innovation report estimates $44...