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  • Toby Jenkins, Jim Collins & Adam Franklin

    What I shipped in 2012

    Inspired by Seth Godin,  I am pleased to document my 2012 list of what I’ve shipped (and also what I didn’t). Business: Ran my first Social Media Down Under event in Sydney (72 registrations and it broke even). Ran my first Web Strategy Summit in Brisbane (101 registrations […]

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    13 brilliant business tips from Aussie John Symond

    You’d know the voice, you’d know the face and I’m sure you’d all know the name “Aussie” John Symond.  He has a huge profile in Australia thanks to the distinctive “at Aussie, we’ll save you!” adverts. He was the draw card speaker on Day 1 […]

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  • Adam Franklin Sean Bowes Melbourne

    What’s harder – running a business or a marathon?

    I just finished my fourth marathon on Sunday and I’ve nearly completed eight years in business. Are the similar? You bet. But they are both as hard and rewarding as each other. Here are 5 things I’ve learned that are the same in business as marathons. […]

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  • Adam Franklin Keynote Speaker

    My 10 Point Checklist for Keynote Speaking

    Having done over 60 social media keynote presentations, I swear by this 10 point checklist to avoid embarrassment and ensure that I’m properly prepared. 1. Use your own pointer & laptop If you don’t use your own gear, stuff breaks. Nearly always.  I don’t know […]

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  • Jim Collins at Leadership Summit

    What I learnt from Jim Collins at the Leadership Summit

    The Leadership Summit in Atlanta, was billed as Jim Collins‘ last public keynote before he went into the public or military sector, and since I had a speaking engagement in Hawaii two days beforehand, it was perfect timing to attend. Here’s what I learned from […]

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  • Adam & Toby at Twitter

    What I learnt from Twitter’s CTO

    One of the highlights of the Multipliers Leadership Summit in San Fransisco was hearing from Twitter‘s new CTO Chris Fry.  Chris was formerly at Salesforce.com and oversaw tremendous growth there. Given Chris has seen huge growth at Salesforce.com and it is going the same way […]

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  • Matt McCauley

    Impossible goals – Gymbaree’s CEO Matt McCauley

    At Liz Wismean’s Multipliers Summit in San Francisco, we finished the day with a trip to the office of kids’ retailer Gymbaree. We had the privilege to meet  their CEO Matt McCauley who at 33 became the youngest CEO in the company’s history and is one […]

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  • Adam-Franklin-and-Toby-Jenkins

    Why I changed my title from (barely) Managing Director to Marketing Manager

    For the first four years my business partner Toby and I shared the same title. We were both the (barely) Managing Directors. We were barely managing because we had no obvious division of duties.   It was confusing us internally and didn’t differentiate us publicly. […]

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    Tribal Leadership

    Two books are mandatory reading reading at Tony Hsieh’s phenomenal company Zappos.com. 1. Good to Great 2. Tribal Leadership Most business owners have read Jim Collins’ classic Good to Great but I hadn’t heard of Dave Logan’s Tribal Leadership until recently. Tribal Leadership overview The authors describes tribes as comprising […]

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  • Death by Meeting

    How to Avoid Death by Meeting

    Patrick Lencioni is an author that Verne Harnish recommends so I started with the book Death by Meeting – a leadership fable about solving the most painful problem in the world. The book is about providing business owners, managers and CEOs the tools they need to perform in their most important […]

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