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“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” Mahatma Gandhi

Thriving in uncertainty

Many centuries ago a powerful king asked his wise men for a sentence to make him happy when he was sad. They returned with...

Get off the couch, Adelaide

I was pleased to have my opinions shared in the February 2016 SA Life Magazine. "There are about 7,400,000,000 people across the globe. Only 0.02...

Introspection kills innovation

Business and government facing challenging and uncertain times, can risk slipping into rumination — “The economy is struggling.” “Consumer confidence is down.” “It is beyond...

5 quotes from 1980’s movies that say a great deal about...

I was a child of the 1970s and 1980s. A seemingly simple time. This was a time pre the Internet, Facebook and even mobile...

Embracing design thinking to unlock the ideas boom

Pretty pleased to have my thoughts shared in the July 2016 Australian Market and Social Research Society Research News. With permission it is shared...

Overcoming ordinary

We've been head down ever honing our skills helping clients to be extraordinary. This got me thinking, that we live in a world in which...

12 lessons from 12 years

Way back in 2004, Square Holes hit the ground running. So many great stories over 12 years. Has Square Holes been a success? We’re up...

A brand is a relationship, NOT a story

Marketeers often use the line ‘a brand is a story.’ It is almost never true, and such self-indulgence is too often a distraction. Average, and not so average,...

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