When it comes to digital tools, there are many things that remain better done in-person. As a consultant, my professional advice to clients is to keep creative activities like strategy development, ideation and journey mapping as in-person as possible.
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With the pandemonium of 2020, distancing requirements meant option 1 was no longer an option (nor, thankfully, was #3).
There are a lot of digital tools that can be used to bring people together to collaborate on ideas. Your organisation may have a subscription to Microsoft Office365 or Google’s Gsuite, both of which contain tools…
A ‘fiscal cliff’ occurs when there is a major drop in government spending, such as through the removal or ending of a spending programme.
In broad strokes, there are two main instruments for governments to stimulate their economies. These are monetary policy and fiscal policy.
If you live in a developed democratic country, fiscal policy is the way your elected government levies taxes and spends on programmes. During an economic crisis, your government may implement temporary or short run programmes to help stimulate economic activity to compensate for the lack of spending by people and businesess.
In response to the…
Choosing the right accounting software to support your startup or small business is hard. Switching if you make the wrong choice is costly. In this match up we pit Quickbooks vs Xero to see which accounting tool will let you stop worrying about accounting tools and get back to running your business.
Cloud-based accounting tools allow you to have a real time view on how your business is performing, collaborate with your accountant or bookkeeper and stay up to date with your tax obligations. …
New Year’s Resolutions don’t stick. Make a New Year’s Regret instead.
While we often start our year’s with well intentioned hopeful ambitions, those good intentions are quickly consumed by every day life. Various estimates put our new year’s resolutions failure rate at >80%.
A better approach may be to name your regrets from the past year. Humans are pain avoidant creatures and regrets are psychologically painful for us.
Consider what actions/inactions you regret from the last year. Use these regrets to motivate your choices going forward. What might you do to avoid furthering these regrets?
Just in time for Christmas, Apple has launched AirPods Max. Max joins its AirPods brethren as the over-ear member of Apple’s wireless headphone family.
2020 was a juggernaut year for digital transformation. Pandemic driven work from home orders pushed companies all over the world to rapidly adapt to remote work. There is an old saying that a rising tide raises all ships. To an extent this has been true for B2B digital players. Most ships have risen but the rise of the tide has not been evenly distributed.
This disparity of success in a fleeting moment of uncharacteristic corporate agility has highlighted which competitive factors make for strong hulls in the enterprise tech market and which ships are set to sink without serious reinforcement.
Neobanks are a group of startups that provide banking or banking-like services comparable to those services provided by established banks, with the difference being that neobanks largely deliver their services through an app on your phone. This is in contrast to ‘traditional’ banks which provide their services through a range of channels from physical bank branches, to telephone banking and apps.
Neobanks are a sub-category of fintech (financial technology) startups. Neobanks generally focus in the first instance on on providing services equivalent to a transaction account and/or savings account that you might find offered at a bank.
The name combines…
After an influx of complaints, the Inspector General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman has investigated the eligibility criteria of the JobKeeper and Cash Flow Boost stimulus measures. Long story short, the Ombudsman thinks the Tax Office may be wrong.
The conflict has arisen due to the ATO’s hard line interpretation of the laws in defining eligibility for the two programmes. This has seen the ATO rely heavily on the Business Activity Statement (BAS) periods of respective businesses to define or decline their eligibility. In practice, this has meant two identical businesses with different BAS reporting periods receive different outcomes.
Can an NBN50 plan for $35/month be the real deal? That is the starting price for an NBN50 plan with Tangerine when you use a promotional code (see below).
With the rise of the work from home in 2020, your home internet connection has never had to work harder. Whether you are living alone or have a house full of bandwidth devouring workers, learners, gamers and streamers, your monthly internet bill doesn’t have to break the budget.
Thanks in part to wholesale discounts offered by NBN Co and passed through by some Internet Service Providers (ISPs), it is possible to…