Baden U'Ren

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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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2015 25/Aug

What a Day! The Bond University Silicon Valley Study Tour kicked off with a visit to RocketSpace and a chat with CEO Duncan Logan. Such gems as “stay strong to your True North”, “all the money in the world will never beat the best people” and “there’s a shift from capitalism to talentism” will stick […]

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2015 13/Aug

The third running of the Bond Business Accelerator culminated in an outstanding Demo Day last night, with nine startups pitching to a sold-out crowd of appreciative onlookers at Bond University. 18 year old Navdeep Pasricha delivered a powerful message about teen mental health and what his startup iYouth is doing about it, and in the process […]

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2015 10/Aug

Any movement needs its champions, and Queensland’s shift into an innovation economy has many worthy of this title. It has been coming for a while, but the Palaszczuk government’s $180m budgetary commitment to support research and innovation has galvanised a fledgling movement to take action. The Best and Brightest Fund receives $50m to develop, attract […]

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