My Musings

November 25, 2010

FPA – no degree, no membership | Money Management

    The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has lifted the bar on membership, requiring that from July 2013 membership only…

November 23, 2010

REVEALED: Australia’s Sexiest Bank HQ’s

Australian’s have been bombarded with recent tales of multi-billion dollar profits out of out biggest banks, but it’s not all one side. Those banks have big expenses too. Like some of the most impressive office space in Australia! Lets have a look at some of the pre & post GFC extravagance your 6.45% standard variable rates are supporting.

November 19, 2010

Facebook messaging – Should Google be worried?

Mark Zuckerberg continues his push towards a single platform for all your social needs. But will Facebook Messaging be the death knell for email?

November 6, 2010

Are Aussie Banks “Getting” social?

Australia’s bank oligopoly ensures that innovation need only move at a snail’s pace. But slow we’re starting to see the dinosaurs of the financial service world wake up to the reality that is Social Media. So are our banks truly starting to embrace this as a new channel?

November 4, 2010

Interviews Bogans Like

Australia’s most original, idiosyncratic, enigmatic, visually exciting, infuriating, catchy, smartarse, profane, iconoclastic and flat out funny group. Ever. This is how irreverent Aussie pop band TISM has previously been described, however I feel some of the same adjectives apply to the six man team behind the hugely popular Things Bogans Like blog, and recently released book.

I sat down with guest author Michael Jayfox to ask a couple of questions around the socioeconomic status, online success, and the future of the bogan.

November 1, 2010

Free sh!t I have scored from Twitter

With big business flocking to Social Media as the ideal way to reach mass audiences, canny Tweeps have many opportunities to reach out to these generous online benefactors to gain limitless free crap. So how do you get your slice? Read on…

October 21, 2010

How I learnt to stop worrying and love enterprise microblogging

Communication is changing. Email’s days are numbers. Does Yammer represent the answer to a siloed organisaions engagement pain? Or is it just another productivity sapping Facebook?

October 13, 2010

Why you probably shouldn’t buy your first home just yet

It’s a concept held in the highest of esteem for the vast majority of Australia’s young people. Nothing represents that same level of security, of having your shit together, than being able to call it “your own”. The media tells us it is entry to untold wealths, and our parents talk about purchasing additional to fund their retirement. So why then is now the absolute worst time for anyone of Generation Y to look at purchasing their first home?

October 6, 2010

Social Media Club Melbourne – October 2010

Telstra and Sensis are excellent examples of old world organisations being pulled kicking and screaming into the new age, both now exploring the peril and opportunities of engaging with your customers in the social space.

September 17, 2010

#ie9launch Party / Review

Despite it’s commanding lead in the browser market, it’s been a long time since IE was considered the hardcore users choice for performance, features, speed, or usability. Generally most power users will use IE once – following a fresh install of Windows, so they can download Firefox. So does IE9 represent a compelling enough offering to restore it as your daily driver? In short, quiet possibly.

September 7, 2010

The Disney Customer Experience

Anyone who’s studied Customer Experience has heard the name Disney. As textbook as texbook gets, they are the organisation other turn to for insights into how to turn their service delivery around. But how does Disney creates true experience based differentiation, and what lessons can we take from them.