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Reflections in a year of COVID

In the midst of an extraordinary year for all of us, I thought it timely before Christmas to begin to look back on the past 12 months. The Spiegare Team has been fortunate to maintain our strong partnerships with our clients and associates and to also develop what we hope will be new enduring relationships. Our clients have been terrific this year, adapting (as we all have), to the testing circumstances...

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Animal Health Australia press release: Megatrends, Opportunities and Challenges Facing Australian Livestock Industries

A key theme of the recent 2020 ABARES Outlook conference was the practical steps we’d need to take as an industry to reach the goal of lifting the value of Australian agricultural production to $100 billion over the next decade. Biosecurity throughout the supply chain plays a major role in achieving and protecting agricultural production, as was emphasized at ABARES by Queensland cattle producer and 2019...

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Innovation Culture Reflections

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) January – February 2019 Article The Hard Truth About Innovation Cultures is particularly insightful, when reflecting on nearly two decades of working within private and public innovation systems. While ideation remains the starting point of any innovation, the question arises about the factors, which catalyse the break up silos and / or (ivory) towers and ultimately drive...

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Observations of a Californian Carbon Workshop

It was my first concerted attendance at a focused workshop in California. Whilst I have made many trips to North America for various client meetings, negotiations and conferences, it represented a chance to engage deeply on an issue without the urgency of networking, the pressure to close a contract or satisfy a time-sensitive milestone. This workshop was orchestrated by Spruce Capital Partners and a...

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R&D Today Podcast

Cameron Begley talks with Alison Haitz from R&D Today about culture, clock speed and skunkworks and R&D subcultures.

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Spiegare 3 Years On…

We’re three years old this month and it struck me as timely to reflect on how a new business builds and learns. There have been many satisfying and various frustrating moments. The good things have far outweighed the bad. Most satisfying has been building teams. When starting, it seemed very much around how I would engage and deliver to clients as a founder and sole practitioner in the business. However...

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Why how matters

Having seen Rogue One with my kids, it was interesting to reflect on what made it such compelling viewing. Of course, as a child that grew up with the first Star Wars trilogy, this presented an opportunity to fill in another piece of the narrative. But I knew 'why' the protagonists were going about their adventure, and, having some working knowledge of the plot could reasonably assume 'what' they were...

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