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  • Team Key teaches lessons on democracy to Team Australia ,
  • The TED talk is amazing ... Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand, via ,
  • a must read for all PR folk... ,
  • Back in Rotorua. Man is it cold here...,
  • So true "Today’s “best practices” lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried." ,
  • So true "Today’s “best practices” lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried." ,
  • Says everything you need to know about the internet in NZ - why isn't this an election issue ,
  • Hansen is right. Re-write the rules or its game over for Rugby.... ,
  • Greenwald in New Zealand: Grandstanding doesn’t get more condescending or counter-productive | PandoDaily ,
  • “We the people want our money safer than our selfies.” PayPal goes after Apple in a full page NYT ad | PandoDaily ,
  • A disgraceful abuse of monopoly power and example of blatant collusion to rig global payments. Why not make it open? ,
  • OK - so you collude with the schemes and SMBs and consumers are just meant to be OK paying Apple for a feature ,
  • Finally someone speaks out on how Oracle won... they did it by doing what they'd been proven to be doing before ,
  • "Hello Apple Watch, Goodbye Paper Boarding Passes?" ...umm.. Do it already on my phone. Yawn ,
  • “Thirty Things I’ve Learned” by ,

Posts in Indulgences

  • Learned

Going for a Guinness World Record

Commonwealth Bank are supporting the ProstateCancer foundation by attempting the Guinness record for longest BBQ! Hungry Sydney-siders can visit the stand, donate and then choose from an incredible feast. Of course, OzHarvest will be on hand to collect any excess food to deliver to Sydney’s needy.

More here: Sydney BBQ-fest aims for Guinness World Record – Food.

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Three Simple Steps to Free Movie Tickets

We launched new Facebook deals today. Should be fun.

Facebook Check In Deals, which launched in Australia today offers people special discounts, simply by checking in when they use Facebook on their mobile. We are excited to announce that we are the first Australian Bank to launch this type of campaign leveraging Facebook.

We are offering free movie vouchers for an entire year to the first 2200 customers who check in to any Commonwealth Bank Branch via Facebook Places and open an Everyday Account. Customers must make a purchase on their new Keycard or Debit MasterCard within 30 days of account origination and make at least one purchase each month to enjoy the full years worth of voucher. You can get more details here and on our Facebook page.

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You Versus Sleep

Was reading these amazing stats that compare the average rider with a TDF rider. What was really staggering was the work to sleep ratio. Clear message that we all ignore too much – Performance requires sleep.

During the Tour, the pros average about 2 hours of sleep for every hour of racing.

  • Loved

elBulli: a creative organization Management Innovation eXchange

Really liked this case study over at the MIX. It’s this kind of stuff that makes it part of my weekly reads:

Lessons

ElBullis experience in building the creative organization brings to the fore the importance of having a model of organization aligned towards creativity.

5 determinants of the creative organization at elBulli are presented:

1-Creation and Creativity-Focus on creativity rather than customers-Exploring new path rather than leveraging activities already carried out

2-Diversity-In team composition-Broad, diverse cognitive base-Incorporation of new ideas-Greater ability to interpret reality, crafting innovative options

3-Strong Organizational Identity-Based on strong long lasting values -Generosity to share knowledge in and outside the organization-Teamwork:individual talent to enhance organizational talent-Extreme creativity

4-Low macroculture embeddedness-No comparison or benchmark with competitors-Viewed by the market as an artistic experience: elBulli=art-elBullis gastronomy spans across arts, psychology, science and technology-Breaking new ground: avant-garde cooking

5-Open business model-Knowledge is created in and outside the organization-Partnership that enable knowledge acquisition i.e.,Harvard-Sharing knowledge with others

via elBulli: a creative organization Management Innovation eXchange.

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