Baden U'Ren

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2018 18/May

It was an honour to represent the academic community as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Myriad Innovation Festival in Brisbane. I took the opportunity to state my case for change to our national curriculum: to embed experiential entrepreneurship education into our education system such that EVERY Australian child enters the workforce with elevated entrepreneurial […]

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2018 14/Mar

Incumbent professional services firms are facing enormous competitive pressures from disruptive entrants, losing market share to innovative services in market niches with cost and other specialised advantages. Organisational change is required to adapt to new market conditions, and senior management will benefit from a strategic approach to enabling reorganisation in order to compete. The Tax […]

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2017 27/Nov

On Friday The Australian newspaper published a series of articles in The Deal examining the commercial appeal of the Gold Coast. The managing editor, Helen Trinca, asked me to comment on what makes the Gold Coast unique: what distinguishes our region from others in terms of industry and commerce. Our discussion was written up in an article titled Hot […]

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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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