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mindset
Simon

Think more like a fisher and less like a sailor

In 2004, I competed in a Sydney Hobart yacht race. The weather conditions that year were particularly bad and only about half the fleet made it to Hobart. Most of the yachts were skippered and crewed by sailors. Mostly amateurs, but sometimes professionals, who spent their time sailing in yacht

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events during the pandemic
Simon

Do different events differently

When it comes to physical events we understand that not all events are the same. We have everydayevents, such as our weekly stand-up with the team that we used to hold in meeting room six. Then we have our important events such as the monthly town hall or the training program where we’d

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Blog, Simon Waller Live
virtual events
Simon

Managing the risks of virtual events

Australia is currently dealing with its second wave of COVID-19. And event organisers, many of who were hoping to ride things out until we return to normal, are facing the realisation that ’normal’ may be a long way away.    Of course some have seen the current environment as an opportunity to

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Blog, Simon Waller Live
predict the future
Simon

How to predict the future (and almost always get it right)

Understanding the future is the ultimate competitive advantage. Defining strategies and making decisions become a whole lot easier if you already know where the future is taking us. Unfortunately, knowing the future is incredibly difficult…but that doesn’t seem to stop us trying. People buy lotto tickets hoping they’ve predicted the

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