Baden U'Ren

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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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2016 5/Feb

I am often questioned on the merits of an entrepreneurship education. In my view it is a must, and Australia’s former Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb agrees. A student’s perspective can sometimes be more persuasive, and current students Alex and Rebecca from Norway share their reasons for coming to Bond University to study entrepreneurship. If you’d […]

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2015 31/Aug

What a privilege it is to be a teacher. In the past week I have seen transformative learning in action: one student reflected he “has changed his views about what he is capable of.” Others narrowed down to specific skills, or ways of thinking, that they have gained. Personally, this experience has consolidated knowledge and […]

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2015 26/Aug

The frenetic pace of this trip just doesn’t stop, such is the nature of Silicon Valley. Professor George Foster at Stanford University summed it up perfectly for us on Wednesday: “the scale of ambition here is astronomical.” This is a powerful statement. It defines the culture that permeates the innovation engine that is Silicon Valley. […]

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