The Startup - Part 2: 6 Lessons from Corporate to Startup

The Startup - Part 2: 6 Lessons from Corporate to Startup

My first startup experience continues to intrigue me with what could have been. But it also haunts me as six months later, I am still waiting to tie up some financial lose ends.

Below are some interesting lessons I walked away with from my brief time in the startup space.

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The Startup - Part 1: Corporate to Startup and 6 months later…

The Startup - Part 1: Corporate to Startup and 6 months later…
I’ve spent my entire career working for well-established corporates and when a former Australian colleague asked me to consider joining a tech startup based in Geneva and then be permanently based in Singapore, it was actually an easy decision. I was working in London and starting to look for my...
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Article Watch January - 'Must Reads'

Article Watch January - 'Must Reads'
MediaScope Updates: - Major Media Agencies by Holding Company – showing WPP's 61% takeover of STW - 20 Iconic Australian TV Ads - To celebrate Australia Day we look back at a selection of iconic TV advertisements. Read More - MediaScope’s 2016 Predictions - “I feel more positive about 2016...
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Is your CEO digital ready?

Is your CEO digital ready?

Quite a number of Australian businesses are somewhere along their digital transformation journey with the CEO an essential part of driving the digital strategy. It can be a daunting task for any CEO especially one who is not digitally savvy to understand digital development costs and timelines, ROI and the competitive digital environment.

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5 Challenges for the Digital Leader in 2016

5 Challenges for the Digital Leader in 2016

After a couple of year working overseas, I recently returned to Sydney and started investigating employment opportunities. This entailed numerous cups of coffees with recruiters, former colleagues and vendors and a few potential employers. Out of these discussions I noted a number of interesting challenges facing digital leaders in 2016.

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“The Hustle” is more valuable than ever

“The Hustle” is more valuable than ever

“The hustle” means different things to different people, and the connotations can be both positive and negative. To me it means having that great ability to always find a way. To not accept “no” for an answer, to get shit done under pressure, and to do so with a winning attitude.

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Can Women In Marketing Really Have It All? Yes. Yes They Can.

Can Women In Marketing Really Have It All? Yes. Yes They Can.
By Valentina Borbone, Zuni After reading Jane Huxley's post for the Big Tent, 'How To: Find Balance' , I felt relieved. I am also a mother of two (who aren't yet at school), a small business owner and I work full time. Saying that to others is usually met with...
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How to: Give and receive quality feedback

How to: Give and receive quality feedback

Does the word feedback make you quiver with anxiety, or get ready to learn and change? I think the answer to this depends on your frame of reference – and whether or not you have ever been on the receiving end of helpful and critical feedback, or if you have just been the dish of the day. I've seen both.

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How To: Find balance

How To: Find balance

Like most of you, I wear many hats. From managing director to mate, mentor and mother, my life is full, challenging, frustrating, fast paced, and there is certainly neither a dull nor idle moment. I do get asked from time to time how I achieve a balance, and whether or not it's possible to "have it all". I respond that I have a balance that I am happy with. One that allows me to juggle my roles, and find a sense of fulfillment in each of them. I think that this comes with experience, so the purpose of this blog is to share what I learned along the way.

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How To Work With Ambiguity

How To Work With Ambiguity

Every now and then I get asked what I think are the most important skills or behaviors for people to have in their professional kit bag today. These have evolved in my view over the years, and certainly when I was starting out about 25 years ago, the skills that were essential then are different to today.

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