Baden U'Ren

My Blog Posts

2017 20/Jan

Some people just have it. They are entrepreneurial and it seems to surround them with a certain air of expectation. After spending some time with an entrepreneur you start to recognise it, but it has nothing to do with their appearance, age, sex, race or nationality. This is because entrepreneurship is a mindset, a heuristic, […]

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2016 10/Nov

Each year we invite High School students on to Bond University’s beautiful campus to showcase real entrepreneurs and ignite the entrepreneurial flame in those open to it.

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2016 6/Sep

I love my job. The past two days has had so many highlights I can’t list them all, but here are two to share: Bond Alumni are Awesome Hugh Minson (now at Salesforce) and Tristan Cameron (Google) are aspirational examples of engaged students who have spread their wings and are living the dream. I remember […]

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2016 28/Jun

Bond University has officially opened the doors to The Hub – its new 24-7 dedicated coworking space for entrepreneurs and startups – on level 3 of the Bond Business School. The Hub, which is centrally located at the heart of campus, is a funky open plan office kitted out with high-speed WiFi, a 79 inch ultra HD screen, comfy soft […]

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2016 15/Jun

This morning I had the priviledge of talking with Bern Young on ABC radio about innovation’s position in the Queensland state budget for 2016.  

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2016 3/May

Writing the thesis which formed the basis for the award of my PhD was one of the most demanding experiences of my life. I look back with a mixture of emotions: extreme pride, spine-tingling revulsion, trepidation for those who consider undertaking this endeavour, and respect for the institution that is Academe. During my seven-year tenure as a higher degree research student […]

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2016 7/Apr

Commerce is increasingly customer-centric, relying on the relationships built between suppliers and consumers to enable consumption of products and services. No longer will a better mousetrap trump all (the traditional product-centric approach), rather consumers will buy from the supplier which is best able to persuade them it offers the greatest value. In a recent interview with […]

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2016 31/Mar

How do we, as educators, make academic material relevant? How can we translate the immense value held in considered and empirically-relevant theory in a way that not only makes sense to our students, but empowers them to improve their ability to reason and act? Authentic experience is the key. Below you will find an authentic, uncut, un-edited, […]

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2016 9/Mar

Entrepreneurs are the artists of the business world. Creativity, intrinsic motivation, responding to a higher purpose… these attributes are shared by dancers, musicians and entrepreneurs alike. If we look at the ways in which artists are trained, we note a highly collaborative and experiential approach: painters learn to paint by painting; my daughter learns to […]

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2016 7/Mar

One of Professor Ian Chubb‘s final statements in his role as Australia’s Chief Scientist was a call for Universities to play a pivotal role in Boosting High Impact Entrepreneurship in Australia. At Bond University we are in a unique position to respond, given our status as Australia’s only private not-for-profit university. Indeed, the words one of […]

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