Articles on the past, present… and possible futures of strategy, design, tech, and social innovation
Celebrating two years as a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence as part of the multi-award winning CSI/UNSW Business School teaching team on the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum – a capstone project as part of a Master of Commerce.
Purpose and happiness. A couple of simple words that seem to have taken on the burden of so many connotations… At Dynamic4, the core of our purpose is to help create the conditions for happier people and communities. I guess I better explain myself.
I often talk about what running a good business means now. Operating ethically and sustainably is the minimum baseline and increasingly the expectation is that businesses include a clear social and environmental purpose – and ideally embed impact in their business model. Why?
A couple of weeks ago it was 25 years since I started my first office job at 17. Reflecting on the journey so far… Part 1 of this series covered the Westpac Years (1993-1998). Part 2 covers the AMP Years (1998-2001).
25 years ago today at the fresh age of 17, I started my first office job at Westpac. The beginning of my non-linear career in strategy, design, and tech. Now seems like a good time to reflect on the journey so far…
In Jetpack Step 6, the goal is to clarify what the end-to-end lifecycle and the interactions between customers and other key people who receive value from your solution look like.
Your goal in Jetpack Step 5 is to gain clarity on your legal structure and funding options. You’ll also aim to tell a comprehensive story about your idea and impact – to attract supporters, investors, and collaborators.
We’ve worked with hundreds of startups. We’re often asked, ‘what advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about starting a social enterprise or a purpose-driven business?’ Over the years we have distilled what we have learnt from our personal experience into six steps guided by three principles. We call it Jetpack for Changemakers.
Milestones are funny and relatively arbitrary things but they do provide a good trigger for moments of reflection. Today our Sydney Design Thinking (#SydDT) meetup reached and passed 2,000 members… a moment to pause and look back on the 15 months since we started the meetup.
I was invited to be a guest speaker at General Assembly’s User Experience (UX) Design immersive course. I decided to collect and share some wisdom from a few friends who are some of the most experienced designers and design leaders in Australia.
I was invited to present a thought leader webinar as part of the The Big Idea competition coordinated by The Big Issue. In this 40 minute webinar I introduce the Business Model Canvas and provide some guidance on how it can be used in a social enterprise context.
We spend a lot of time talking with our clients and potential clients about designing and building websites, shopping websites and other digital solutions. For some, it can seem a complex process and be a bit daunting. We want to help make the process simpler. Here are four simple points to help get you started.
We’re into the end of the Aussie financial year… time to finish it off well and start the new year right! To help, we’ve got a special offer running. Introduce us to your friends and they’ll get 10% off their first project if they start before 31 July 2015… and we’ll give you $100 for every friend’s first project.
Dynamic4 is proud to be the digital partner for Smart Locale. Smart Locale is a collective impact program, initially focusing on the Ultimo Pyrmont precinct in Sydney. The mission is “Accelerate the transformation of the Ultimo Pyrmont local economy into an internationally recognised showplace for smart, safe, sustainable living by 2020.”
Dynamic4 is proud to be the design and technology partner for EventMojo – the online marketplace and community where you can find and book everything for your event. This is an email interview I was approached to do about EventMojo’s website strategy. Some thoughts on the approach we’ve taken and things we’ve learned on the journey.
Good Local will be a community and marketplace enabled by a digital platform to promote and map sharing services, making them easier to find and access.
BanterMob published the Mobile Banking Applications Report 2013 today. I was involved as a contributor to the report and was contacted by News.com.au BizTech “for some industry comment” for their Australian banks need to embrace mobile application users: Study article.
Last month (September 2012) Anthony Quinn, Yummii Ong-Tran, Stephen Cox & I started a little co-op project we’re calling Design for Meaning. Here are my ponderings…