Sunday, July 26, 2009

Digishow - "a life changing product?"

Every so often a "simple product" is developed that has life changing effects
the wheel
the toilet
the radio
the tv
the car
the computer
the mobile
the ipod
and now............ digishow
Digishow was developed by an Australian based company, Digislide, that we had the opportunity to invest in.
Eventually every mobile device and computer will have a digislide projector embedded into it.

Apparently Digislide is listing soon. see

Would be interested to hear your views

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Interview with Alex Lee of Ark Total Wealth

Ivan Kaye interviewing top financial planner, Alex Lee of Ark Total Wealth

Interview with Rob Judd of BSI Innovations on R&D

Ivan Kaye interviews R&D Tax COncession specialist Rob Judd from BSI Innovations on the R&D Tax Concession and R&D Tax Offsets. for more information see BSI R&D

Ivan Kaye interviewing Harvey Gartrell on EMDG

Ivan Kaye interviewing EMDG Expert Harvey Gartrell on Export Incentives.
For more information see

Ark Facebook Site

Attached are details of Ark Groups Event Site

Ark Group on Facebook

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Clay Shirky: How social media can make history

A major change in communication in the 21st century!! Media is global,social ubiquitous and cheap... the public are full participants communicating to each other.

Wired in a connected world - Gordon Brown

What the UK is doing for the Digital World

Australia - take note!!

A 3 step process to Improving your Well Being

The year to 30 June 2009 has effected many peoples lives. Stocks have crashed, there has been a GFC (Global Financial Crisis) and people have a sense of caution and nervousness.

In my view, the next 12 months to 30 June 2010 has the opportunity for people to improve their welll being in ways that they did not think possible.

How does one start with the road to self improvement?

The following is a 3 step plan to get positive changes in your life happening:-

Step 1

Decide on the three most important things in your life. List them quickly without too much thought, because often your first reaction will be what’s really important. The list are examples that come to mind:-
• Spend more time with your family
• Financial independence
• Health and fitness
• Purposeful work and activity
• Self improvement
• Spiritual growth
• Social connections/expanding and communicating to your network
• Contribution to society

Step 2

Write down a series of actions that you will do to improve in these areas and tell people around you what you plan to do. Put this on your blog/facebook/twitter…. I told everyone that I was going to get fit on my twitter and facebook…. Got heaps of encouragement… I am now on a mission!! This reinforces your commitment and gets your friends and family to help you reach your goal

Step 3

Get a friend/couch/mentor/spouse/financial planner to check your progress. Look over your action list regularly and note any changes — even small ones (they may still be very powerful). For example,
• if you chose ‘Spending more time with your Family’ as an important area you wanted to change, organize a walk along the Northern Beaches on a Sunday.
• If you chose financial independence – read relevant books/articles on financial wealth – find a financial planner that can relate to your financial situation/goals and objectives.
• If you choose health and fitness.. make a commitment to spend an hour 3 times a week, walking/running/gyming/cycling or do what you enjoy doing.

Start now!!
If procrastination is your enemy, make a decision to overcome it and do something different RIGHT NOW. The biggest Disease is FTI – Failure to Implement!!

One small step could mean a massive lleap towards improving the most important aspects of your life.

Leverage in Action!!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Focus Beats Brilliance...

Focus Beats Brilliance - great article by Keith Luscher - found on Linked In

Brilliance, talent, ability, it whatever you like. It’s important, but brilliance alone will not create ongoing growth or success.

A famous coach once said, “If I have to choose between the player who is high on skill, but low on discipline, and the player who is low on skill, but high on discipline, I will take the latter, because I can make him a star.”

Indeed, most successful people will be the first to admit that they are not brilliant, but they are focused, and that focus helps them maintain discipline. (In fact, they often surround themselves with brilliant people to make up the difference!) This is what is meant by the expression, “Focus Beats Brilliance.”

In his classic book, Selling the Invisible, author Harry Beckwith gives several examples—including Sears Roebuck and Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign —of how focus makes the difference. “In everything from campaigns for peanuts to campaigns for presidents,” Beckwith says, “focus wins.”

Author, speaker, and sales guru Jim McCarty tells the story of a furniture store chain that closed their Houston locations. Despite their competitive prices and monthly sales events, business was poor. Consequently, up went the Going Out of Business signs. Windows were soaped with promises of great savings and young people were hired to flag down passing cars at each location and beckon folks to come in and buy.

Thousands of dollars were spent as newspaper, radio and TV ads promoted the big event. People packed the stores! Fascinated, Jim stopped and inquired one of the flaggers, “How is business going?”

She responded, “Great, now that we are finally asking people to buy!”

“So, focus on what?” You may ask.

Focus on one message. Focus on activity that fuels business and not busy-ness (In our office that’s called “gettin’ ready to get ready.” Been there, done that!). Focus on doing one thing that creates definite value for your customers and prospects—one thing that you do better than anyone else.

Rhonda Crowe of Quest For Best Coaching & Consulting, pegs the value of focus this way. She’s a business coach who specializes in preparing nurses for growing responsibilities in health care administration and management. She doesn’t teach sales, nor does she venture outside her industry of expertise. “I’m an RN; I have worked in health care throughout my career. That’s my focus. I look at it this way: by narrowing my focus, I am actually casting a wider net.”

Touché. By focusing her expertise on knowing what she can do and for whom she can do it, by default Rhonda focuses her message as well. This enables her to focus her activity on networking with people who can help connect her with others who specifically need her services.

Don’t let the strained economy cause you to try to be all things to all people. Focus on doing what you do best, and make room for others to do what they do best. Get your focused message down (keep it pithy) and stick to it.

And remember: Focus beats brilliance....every time!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

How to effectively market using Linked IN

This is some sage advice by Nate from Linked In

The 7 Steps to Generating Real, Targeted, and Profitable Business from LinkedIn
Posted on 02. Jul, 2009 by nate in How-tos

Creating a system and plan of action is the most important thing someone can do on LInkedIn to drive business.

If you don’t, you will spend all your time answering questions that are irrelevant to your end goals.

In order, the following 7 steps will drive you the most business on LInkedIn:

Know your objectives
Identify your Target Market/Titles/Companies/etc
Create interesting and compelling content this market would enjoy
Create a group around that content
Invite this market to your group (create thought leadership for yourself)
Integrate discussions and answers in other groups back to your group
Set up an offline capture system that allows you to communicate with this market more effectively
These steps are from many success stories we have created for ourselves and for clients.

Remember, being social is about building relationships. You can’t do this with a “What’s in it for Me” mentality, true relationships begin with giving; this is the starting point of creating real success on LinkedIn or any social media program.

I wish you well on your LInkedIn journey.