Baden U'Ren

My Blog Posts

2017 18/Jul

  As we prepare to raise a child for the first time we naturally engage with our village to support us on this unknown journey: we sign up for antenatal classes; fathers ‘wet the baby’s head’; mothers’ groups form. We lean on our family and friends in times of need and model behaviour by observing […]

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2017 12/Jun

Deloitte’s (2012) white paper Digital disruption – Short fuse, big bang? placed the professional services industry squarely in the short fuse, big bang category, indicating an imminent and significant impact on the business models of entities such as taxation professionals. You will note that I refer to business model impacts: the effects of digital disruption are not […]

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2017 10/Feb

It was this, and other personal anecdotes delivered by the players in the Boulder startup community, which mark my first day on the Startup Catalyst Community Leaders Mission. We were sitting in the boardroom at Techstars HQ, chatting casually with co-founder David Cohen. Freshly returned from a trip down under, he was engaging and constructive, […]

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2017 10/Feb

an entrepreneurial experiment. Entrepreneurship is as much an art as it is a science, with the space in which entrepreneurs work impacting the outcome. In this article I share some of the insights I have gained on the impact of space whilst travelling as a delegate on the Startup Catalyst Community Leaders Mission to Boulder, […]

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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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