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  • 15 Jul 2020 12:30 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    You need to know these Five Crucial Things about using Zoom and Video

    Whether we like it or not, video has become the dominant medium of digital business communication. If you don’t master the art of video presentation, you’ll miss out on connecting with a large portion of your target market. Ask yourself. Do you feel comfortable in front of the camera? Are you presenting the best version of yourself? Chris can help. Book now…

    What’s at Risk: An 18-Month View of a Post-COVID World

    In this graphic, we use data from a World Economic Forum survey of 347 risk analysts on how they rank the likelihood of major risks we face in the aftermath of the pandemic. What are the most likely risks for the world over the next year and a half? View now…

    4 habits to make you more efficient while you work from home

    Working from home is not always easy, and there are real challenges to overcome. In this 2-minute video, see how 4 tips that can improve your efficiency. View now…

    Vegetarianism: Tapping Into the Meatless Revolution

    This graphic unearths the origins of the meatless revolution, while exploring how the $1.8 trillion meat market is responding to the threat of disruption. Read more…

    The coronavirus recovery is an opportunity to do everything differently, not go back to normal.

    As cities reopen even while global COVID-19 cases continue to grow, most people are wondering when things will truly get back to normal. Read more…

    Here’s who’s hiring right now

    Some industries — from government services to food production — are hiring to meet coronavirus-related demand. The three industries most likely to be hiring right now are IT, healthcare, and finance, according to LinkedIn data. Read more…

    Would you like to join a Zoom conversation with some intelligent people?

    Each week, on a Tuesday morning, we get together for a virtual coffee catch-up and you’re welcome to join us. Since we’re all supposed to be ‘socially distanced’ to wait this Coronavirus out, we may as well meet safely through the power of the internet and real-time video. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • Every rule has an exception. This rule is no exception.
    • Everyone has the right to be stupid, but some abuse that privilege.
    • Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
    • A lot of people are only alive today because the law makes it impossible to shoot them.
    • Fart when people hug you. You’ll make them feel strong.
    • Fat? Me? No, no, no! These are airbags because I am precious.
    • Funny offense: With a face like yours, you have a good chance in a lawsuit against your parents.
    • Funny that you can’t spell “slaughter” without “laughter.”
    • Girls want a lot from one guy. On the other hand, a guy only wants one thing from a lot of girls.
    • Go bungee jumping. Your life started with a malfunctioning rubber, so it’s only right it should end that way, too.

    Your Coronavirus Bonus So many coronavirus jokes out there, it’s a pundemic

    • What should you do if you don’t understand a coronavirus joke? Be patient.
    • The grocery stores in France look like a tornado hit them. All that’s left is de brie.
    • I’ll tell you a coronavirus joke now, but you’ll have to wait two weeks to see if you got it.
    • Finland just closed its borders. You know what that means. No one will be crossing the finish line.
    • What do you tell yourself when you wake up late for work and realize you have a fever? Self, I so late.
    • Did you hear the joke about the germ? Never mind, I don’t want to spread it around.
    • Where do sick boats go to get healthy? The dock!
    • Why do they call it the novel coronavirus? It’s a long story….
    • Yeah, I have plans tonight. I’ll probably hit the living room around 8 or 9.
    • Why didn’t the sick guy get the joke? It flu over his head.

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  • 22 Jun 2020 10:56 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)
    This Tomorrow's Tech show is the antidote you did not know you needed.
    In this 5 minute video, Keith Bailey, a Fellow of AIEA, is interviewed on the benefits of an Advisory Board in COVID times. Watch now...

    Pandemic pushes us closer to cashless
    Australia was already hurtling towards becoming a cashless economy prior to the arrival of the coronavirus, but the pandemic has rapidly sped up the trend, according to Reserve Bank data. Read more…

    5G Revolution: Unlocking the Digital Age
    With the imminent 5G revolution, total connectivity could be at our fingertips. This graphic looks at its far-reaching IoT applications and potential. View now…

    SMEs caught in a turf war, as complexities of going cashless abound
    Aussie businesses are ditching cash in droves as the COVID-19 pandemic heightens fears about germ-ridden notes, but SMEs are getting the short end of the stick as multinational payments giants clip the ticket. Read more…

    Why historic SpaceX launch blazes a trail for Australia’s space industry
    When Elon Musk’s commercial giant, SpaceX, launched two NASA astronauts in a spacecraft named Crew Dragon last weekend, he may have been blazing a trail for the burgeoning Australian space industry. Read more…

    Gen X leads in workforce confidence
    Australia’s workforce is becoming more optimistic about jobs and its financial outlook. Do these findings reflect your confidence as a baby boomer (1946-1964), Gen X (1965-1980), millennial (1981-1995) or Gen Z (1996-2010)? Read more…

    Kiwi PM May Be the Most Effective Leader on the Planet
    The coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of political leadership the world has ever witnessed. Every leader on the planet is facing the same potential threat. Every leader is reacting differently, in his or her own style. And every leader will be judged by the results. Read more…

    How to lose customers: Why you shouldn’t offer free services during COVID-19
    It seems that every second person is now offering free stuff: webinars, courses, consulting sessions or pay-later offerings. Most are blanket offerings to everyone and anyone. No qualifier, just spill and promote. And here is the rub: generosity and commercial discernment are not mutually exclusive. Read more…

    Here’s who’s hiring right now
    Some industries, from government services to food production, are hiring to meet coronavirus-related demand. The three industries most likely to be hiring right now are IT, healthcare, and finance, according to LinkedIn data. Read more…

    How to develop a second income in 30 days
    Who doesn't want more money? Let me introduce you to the Community of the Third Way. Share tips, stories, and ideas you can use to build financial security for yourself to do what's most important to you. Our goal is to help you build a new income stream in 30 days. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet
    1. Do people talk about you behind your back? Simply fart.
    2. Do you remember when I asked you to give me your opinion? That’s right, me neither.
    3. Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
    4. Dogs have beloved masters. Cats have waiting staff.
    5. Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you’re done.
    6. Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
    7. Don’t vacuum and listen to loud music on your headphones in the same time. I finished three rooms until I realized the vacuum wasn’t even on.
    8. Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.
    9. Don’t you wish they made a clap on clap off device for some people’s mouths?
    10. Don’t drink while driving – you might spill the beer.
    Your Coronavirus Bonus So many coronavirus jokes out there, it’s a pundemic
    • What do you call panic-buying of sausage and cheese in Germany? The wurst-kase scenario.
    • Back in my day you would cough to cover up a fart. Now, with COVID-19, you fart to cover up a cough.
    • You know who buys up all the toilet paper? Assholes.
    • Nail salons, hair salons, waxing centre and tanning places are closed. It’s about to get ugly out there.
    • Why don’t chefs find coronavirus jokes funny? They’re in bad taste.
    • You know what they say: feed a cold, starve a fever, drink a corona.


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  • 12 May 2020 3:22 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Do you miss having a good business conversation?

    Each Tuesday, the ‘Virtual Coffee Catch-up’ is live on Zoom. There is no pitch or agenda and no strings attached; let’s just chat. The floor is open to all. Do you have an insight to share? Join in when you can and leave when you must. Read more…

    How to relax and be confident on Zoom

    A body language expert who’s worked with the likes of Google points out that body language influences how we feel and the feelings we generate in others, even during video-conferencing. Read more…

    How to create another income stream in 30 days

    Inspired by The Money Tree, the new book by Chris Guillebeau, the intrepid people from AIEA have created an Australian thinktank / workshop where members help each other to design, build and run their online revenue generators. Read more…

    Here’s who’s hiring right now

    Some industries, from government services to food production, are hiring to meet coronavirus-related demand. The three industries most likely to be hiring right now are IT, healthcare, and finance, according to LinkedIn data. Read more…

    Strapped for cash: Coronavirus is changing the way we pay

    The amount of cash withdrawn from ATMs has plunged by nearly a third since the coronavirus outbreak as the crisis changes the way consumers pay. The switch away from cash is set to accelerate the trend towards alternative payment methods including online purchases, tap cards, smartphones and buy now pay later. Read more…

    Hunger Pandemic: The COVID-19 Effect on Global Food Insecurity

    While COVID-19 is dominating headlines, another kind of emergency is threatening the lives of millions of people around the world—food insecurity. In a few months, authorities estimate that upwards of 265 million people could be on the brink of starvation globally, almost double the current rate of crisis-level food insecurity. View now…

    What if you don’t want to go back to the office?

    Now that millions of employees have dipped their toes into the world of remote work, a decent portion of them may not want to go back once coronavirus-related restrictions ease up. Some 60% of U.S. workers told Gallup that they'd prefer to work from home. Read more…

    Can I make my employees download and use the COVIDSafe app?

    Many employers will want their employees to download COVIDSafe to help protect the health and safety of their workforce, customers/clients and the wider community. However, they cannot ‘require’ employees (or any other person) to do so Read more…

    Almost a third of part-time workers are looking for a new job, but most don’t think recruiters will respond.

    This is a gauge to understand how people are feeling across three core areas: their ability to get and keep a job; to improve their financial situations, and to advance in their careers. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • Change is inevitable, except from a parking meter.
    • Children in the back-seat cause accidents, accidents in the back-seat cause children!
    • Chocolate doesn’t ask any questions. Chocolate simply understands.
    • Come over to the dark side…we’ve got candy.
    • Confessions may be great for your soul, but they are hell for your reputation.
    • Dear Maths Exercise Book, kindly grow up finally and solve your own problems!
    • Dental-Chair Revelation: Once you have your mouth open, dentists lose the ability to ask questions with a simple yes or no answer
    • Did you see (or possibly get) a bad hairdo?
    • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    • Do not let your mind wander too much. It is too small for you to let it out alone.

    Your Coronavirus Bonus

    • If you have a glass of wine in each hand, you can’t touch your face
    • The New Normal will be Abnormal
    • I didn't see COVID 1 through 18, so I don't really know what this is all about.
    • Not muting your mic is the new ‘reply all’
    • I already ate all my quarantine snacks
    • I feel like Nature has sent us all to our rooms for being assholes
    • Has anybody let the Amish know what’s going on yet?
    • What a bloody year this week has been
    • I now have 2 verses of ‘Happy Birthday’ down to 12 seconds

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  • 12 Apr 2020 3:17 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Do you want to write and publish your own book?

    When was the last time we had a pandemic? Don’t waste a good home isolation. Cross off one item in your bucket list by getting that eBook done. Sigrid will tell you how she did it and give you the tools you will need. Enrol Now…

    Survive and Thrive Together – What AIEA can do for you

    It’s clear now that COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on us all. First and foremost, we’re worried about our health, the health of our loved ones, and for our local community and society in general. We are now in a state of massive change and uncertainty. Can we stop it from being a financial crisis for us? Read more…

    Business Survival Checklist

    The impact that the COVID-19 crisis will have on the economy is huge. Many businesses will need Government assistance to survive the crisis. Even with assistance you will need to make quick, difficult decisions and rely on the goodwill of staff, customers, landlords and utilities. Read more…

    COVID-10 is as easy as Do Re Me

    The Von Trapp approach to riding out a pandemic – Watch now…

    Overcoming Loneliness When Working at Home

    It’s all very well and good working from home and having the flexibility that that brings to you and your lifestyle. But, the fact of the matter is for some people, it can get very, very lonely, indeed. In this 7-minute video Chris Ducker shares his top tips to beat isolation loneliness so that you can not only be super productive but also actually enjoy working at home! Watch now…

    Bill Gates warned us about a deadly pandemic like Coronavirus

    In 2015, Bill Gates gave a TED Talk bluntly titled “The Next Outbreak? We’re Not Ready.” This talk was given during the Ebola epidemic, but Gates was already looking ahead to the next deadly illness. “If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war,” he said. Watch now…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.
    • Alcohol! Because no great story started with someone eating a salad.
    • All my life I thought air was for free. That was until I bought a bag of crisps.
    • Always be yourself. Unless you can also be a unicorn. In that case, always be a unicorn.
    • Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.
    • An opportunist is the guy who drinks the water while the pessimist, the optimist and the realist are arguing about how full the glass is.
    • Anyone has the capacity to light up a room. Some when they enter, others when they leave.
    • As long as cocoa beans grow on trees, chocolate is fruit to me.
    • Before my first cup of coffee I hate everybody. That doesn’t change after I’ve had that coffee, but it feels much better.
    • Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest.

    Coronavirus Bonus

    • When this is over with, I’m going to spend an entire weekend just touching my face.
    • My cat is still trying to figure out why I’m in his house after 8 am.
    • Now I know why dogs get so excited to go for walks.
    • Hell, I don't mind dancing in the rain right about now.
    • Before we used to cough to hide a fart. Now we fart to hide a cough!
    • Also wear your face mask at home. It helps to lessen the binge eating.


  • 18 Mar 2020 3:09 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    AIEA Forges Links with UK Interim Managers

    AIEA has joined forces with UK based Institute of Interim Management to facilitate the international business activities of their members. There are no borders in the business world of today, with the Internet allowing commerce to flow at breakneck speed. Interim Executives and Managers have adapted to this new world and offer their expertise in all corners of the globe. Read More…

    The ’Ask Me Anything’ Webinar

    AIEA has been conducting Networking Events for a number of years, but COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works when it comes to group meetings. In the interests of ‘social distancing’, I’m offering up something different Read more…

    Visualizing the History of Pandemics

    As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has. Today’s visualization outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event. Read more…

    Why it’s so hard not to touch your face

    Over the past couple of weeks as the coronavirus has spread around the world, you’ve likely heard public health officials encouraging people to follow three pieces of advice: avoid large gatherings, wash your hands regularly, and don’t touch your face. This last bit of advice, while critical, needs to be amended if it has any hope of working. Read more…

    WHO issues COVID-19 Coronavirus Event Planning guide

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a comprehensive nine-page document with key recommendations for those planning large events in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Read more…

    Businesses face Coronavirus uncertainty amid warnings the economic fallout has just begun

    When news of the coronavirus outbreak began making headlines in Australia in January, attention quickly turned to the ramifications for international supply chains. But Bill Huynh, managing director and founder of online furniture retailer Interior Secrets, was already aware of the emerging risk. Read more…

    Entrepreneurial boom: Millions of Aussies wave goodbye to working for the Man

    More than a million Aussies have ditched ‘working for the man’ to start their own companies over the last three decades. There are now more than 2.2 million business owners in Australia, up from 700,000 in 1991, according to new analysis of ABS data by demographer Bernard Salt. Read more…

    The Scandinavian Secrets to Work (and Life) Satisfaction

    Something’s up in Scandinavia. And no, I’m not talking about its high cost of living or many, many hours of sunlight in summer; I’m referring to this region’s ability to excel in multiple measures of work and life satisfaction while the rest of the world struggles to catch on. Read more…

    The Leader as Coach

    Once upon a time, most people began successful careers by developing expertise in a technical, functional, or professional domain. Not today. Rapid, constant, and disruptive change is now the norm, and what succeeded in the past is no longer a guide to what will succeed in the future. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.
    • A broad smile is a cooler way of showing your enemies that you have teeth.
    • A cookie a day keeps the sadness away. An entire jar of cookies a day brings it back.
    • A good mood like is like a balloon, one prick is all it takes to ruin it.
    • A jellyfish has existed as a species for 500 million years, surviving just fine without a brain. That gives hope to quite a few people.
    • A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
    • A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a workstation…
    • A true optimist is the guy who falls off a skyscraper and after 50 floors thinks to himself – well, so far so good!
    • According to my mirror I am pregnant. The father is Nutella.
    • After millions of years of evolution, you’re kind of a disappointment.



  • 18 Feb 2020 1:53 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)
    Brisbane Networking - Sigrid de Kaste FAIEA will present ‘What Marketing is needed by Business Coaches & Management Consultants in 2020?'

    Are you up to date with the latest changes in marketing? Do techniques change or only tools and platforms? Do service offers require a different approach to marketing your business? Sigrid de Kaste focuses on a complete, cohesive and consistent approach to marketing. This session is specifically designed for Professional Services Marketing. 
    Book now…

    AIEA links with IIM in the UK 

    AIEA has joined forces with UK based Institute of Interim Management to facilitate the international business activities of their members. There are no borders in the business world of today, with the Internet allowing commerce to flow at breakneck speed. Interim Executives and Managers have adapted to this new world and offer their expertise in all corners of the globe. 
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    5G Will Change the Way You Work from Anywhere

    Ultra-fast wireless isn't just for mobile phones and gaming. It will also transform the way we work. The bottom line is that when you're no longer chained to an Ethernet cable or the availability of a Wi-Fi hotspot, the opportunities for staying productive no matter where you work start to become real. 
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    Networking for Introverts

    The world can be a scary place when you find it difficult to connect with others or meet new people and communicating with clients makes your heart race (not in a good way). But when you avoid people, you miss so many opportunities to have fun and learn from others. Your unique perspective can even be inspiring to somebody else. Networking gives you a chance to meet people similar to you, which can enrich your life in so many ways. 
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    Your Brand Represents a Promise to Your Customers. Do You Know What Yours Is?

    Your brand communicates to your customers what you stand for. The best brands make it a promise to their customers. 
    Read more…

    Skilled freelancers, earning more per hour than 70% of workers in US, don’t want traditional jobs

    There are now 57 million Americans in the freelance economy, and 51% say no amount of money would ever entice them to take a traditional job. The top reasons: flexibility and the ability to work and live wherever they choose. 
    Read more…

    20 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Maps could do

    Google Maps is indispensable. It’s also remarkably powerful. But a lot of that power isn’t exactly easy to find, from info on how busy businesses are to the ability to use the app in a privacy-centric Incognito mode. No matter how well you know Maps, you’ll learn some new tips and tricks. 
    Read more…

    Humans & AI: Why Collaborating with Machines Could Make Work More Meaningful

    AI technology stands to boost business productivity by an estimated 40%, according to Accenture. We’ll spend less time on work-related tasks that are, well, boring. Think of data-entry, follow-up emails, or anything involving a checklist and clipboard. 
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    Is the job dead? What lies ahead for us in the future of work? Here are some thoughts…

    Non-permanent “alternative” work  is a global phenomenon and, in many ways, the new normal for businesses looking to increase agility and for workers looking for more flexibility. 
    Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet
    • You never truly understand something until you can explain it to your grandmother.
    • Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.
    • You can't have everything, where would you put it?
    • Don't you wish they made a clap on clap off device for some people’s mouths?
    • If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.
    • If people are talking behind your back, then just fart.
    • If I wanted to commit suicide, I would climb up to the height of your ego and jump down to your IQ level.
    • 9 out of 10 voices in my head say that I’m crazy. The tenth is humming.
    • A bag of money can be a symbol not only of wealth, but also of tremendous inflation.
    • A balanced diet means a cupcake in each hand.


  • 20 Jan 2020 12:30 AM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Brisbane Networking - John Hale FAIEA presents 'The Power of Interpersonal Influence'

    Moving your business from being a simple product or service provider to becoming part of a powerful and profitable alliance network is something that does not happen overnight. John will share the keys to influence with a series of entertaining stories and powerful examples. Join us for coffee at the Optus Centre and discover how to build rapport quickly, master non-verbal communication cues, and maximise your results using the art of questions. Book now…

    Climate change won’t result in a new normal but in constant, horrifying new disasters

    The things that humans rely on for survival, including the crops we grow and the infrastructure in cities, are optimized for a different set of climate variables that stayed the same over time. “A stable climate really drives how we design the world around us,” Read more…

    The stupidly simple idea that would fix USB’s biggest design flaw

    We’ve all been there. You need to charge your phone and go to plug a USB cable into its charging block. But in what ends up being a comedy of errors, you fumble around trying to get the USB plug to fit into the port. You have a 50/50 chance of getting it right. With those odds, you might as well close your eyes and try it. Read more…

    The Problem of an Aging Global Population, Shown by Country

    The world is experiencing a seismic demographic shift—and no country is immune to the consequences. While increasing life expectancy and declining birth rates are considered major achievements in modern science and healthcare, they will have a significant impact on future generations. Read more…

    The New Energy Era: The Lithium-Ion Supply Chain

    The world is rapidly shifting to renewable energy technologies. Green energy is fuelled by the lithium-ion supply chain. Is the U.S. positioned to win the battery arms race, or will China continue to dominate? Today’s infographic explores the current energy landscape Read more…

    The Sum of Its Parts: The Smartphone Multiplier Market

    Every day, 3.3 billion people rely on smartphones to stay connected. The products and services enabling the "smartphone multiplier" market are now worth $459 billion. Read more…

    How a farm in remote Queensland became a high-tech AI hub

    On a large grain farm near Emerald in central Queensland, Juliet is toiling 24 hours straight without a break, spraying chemicals on weeds in a 200-hectare wheat field. She is a car-sized lightweight farm robot. Read more…

    AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers

    Using a display, the size of a grain of sand, to project images onto the retina, this start-up could help everyone from firefighters to people with poor vision. Read more…

    Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy released

    Hydrogen is an energy carrier. When burned with oxygen or consumed in a fuel cell, hydrogen produces only water and energy, with no carbon emissions. Hydrogen can be produced from water with electrolysis and, where renewable energy is used. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet

    •     If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead yet?
    •     Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
    •     I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
    •     I get enough exercise pushing my luck.
    •     Sometimes I wake up grumpy; other times I let her sleep.
    •     God created the world, everything else is made in China.
    •     Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest.
    •     When life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
    •     Children in the back-seat cause accidents, accidents in the back-seat cause children!
    •     I’d like to help you out today. Which way did you come in?



  • 20 Dec 2019 12:54 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Sydney Networking Lunch – Julie Dimmick FAIEA will present ‘How to Create a Problem-Solving Culture’

    Do you know what the top 10 problems faced by businesses are? If you did, do you know how to solve (any of) them? How does globalization impact you?  Innovation and Continuous Improvement?  Is your problem to be solved on how to become more innovative while still maintaining a sense of control over the organization. Book now…

    I used to support ever-present cameras. After one shocking night, I’m not so sure
    Cameras and microphones are some of our biggest tools in creating tech—including robots, which I design—that is as helpful as possible. But there are some uncomfortable side effects when they’re always on. Read more…

    10 minutes reflecting on who helped you succeed can transform your idea of the meritocracy

    The question of what we attribute our success to not only affects our own ability to sleep at night, but has significant implications for our teams, organizations, communities, and society as a whole. Read more…

    Why Biometric Security is the Future
    This Infographic covers the disparate aspects on biometrics in tomorrow's world. View now...

    The Future of 5G: Comparing 3 Generations of Wireless Technology

    See how 5G compares to older iterations of wireless technology, and why it's poised to change the way the modern world uses data. Read more…

    Will the office be obsolete by 2030? Knowledge workers think so.
    Remote work isn't niche anymore—it's everywhere. Anyone who frequents a coffee shop knows that. About three-quarters of knowledge workers would be willing to quit a job that didn’t allow remote working for one that did. Companies looking to attract and retain talent should think about their remote work policies. 95 percent of U.S. knowledge workers want to work remotely, and 74 percent would be willing to quit a job to do so. Read more…

    18 Passive Income Ideas to Build Wealth Around the Clock

    They say that the average millionaire has seven different streams of income. But, most millionaires don’t have seven different jobs — in many cases, they’ve leveraged the power of passive income to accelerate their wealth building. And even though it sounds great to kick your feet up on a beach somewhere and watch the money roll in, the reality is that building a steady flow of passive income will usually require a fair bit of effort. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, right? Read more…

    Messed up in a job interview? Here’s how to recover
    Job interview mistakes are inevitable. How you respond can make all the difference. Your stomach drops to the floor. Your palms get sweaty. You begin to ramble incoherently, or worse, can’t come up with anything to say at all. Almost all of us know the feeling of making a big mistake during an interview. Read more…

    7 Google Docs add-ons that will change the way you work

    If you’re using Google Docs, odds are that you’re a fan of simplicity. After all, Microsoft Word and its overflowing ribbon of options is out there for the taking—but you’ve opted to go with Google’s lightweight alternative instead. The truth, though, is that you don’t have to pick between one extreme and the other. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
    • I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way, so I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
    • Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    • If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of bank payments.
    • Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
    • If you do a job too well, you’ll get stuck with it.
    • Quantity is what you count, quality is what you count on.
    • The road to success is always under construction.
    • When you're right, no one remembers. When you're wrong, no one forgets.
    • If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.


  • 9 Nov 2019 6:40 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Good News for Melbourne

    AIEA is launching a Melbourne Chapter under the leadership of experienced interim manager, Keith Drew, Stay tuned as Keith is establishing operations and is keen to start running Melbourne events before Christmas. For more on Keith, click on Read more...

    How digital identity technology will reshape the face of recruitment

    Candidate interviews are considered by many to be a necessary evil but using interviews to verify your candidate’s claims can give misleading results. Luckily, an emerging tech solution will soon make the challenge of identity and claims verification a thing of the past. Read more…

    Decision Making Under Pressure

    'Why can't someone just make a decision'. Decision making for some people, especially when under pressure, is an extremely difficult thing to do. It's not the fact individuals can't make a decision, but it's a skill that's learnt over time and like any other skill, it takes time to master. Making a decision and complex problem solving are interlinked, but the ability to execute a decision is different from solving a problem. Read more…

    5 essential questions to ask before you accept any job offer

    You polished your résumé, dazzled them in interviews, and landed the job you’ve been chasing. You’ve finally received that coveted offer letter. But don’t get too excited yet. It’s exciting to get a job offer, but there’s good reason to hesitate before accepting. Ask these questions first. Read more…

    What will 5G mean for you? A reality check on the hype

    We’ve been hearing things like that about 5G for years. The next generation of wireless, so the sales pitch goes, will make the previously impossible possible. Think self-driving cars. Or robot surgery. Or perhaps even robot surgery in the back of self-driving cars. Read more…

    Platelets: The missing link between your blood and brain?

    Neuro-immune interactions play an important role in maintaining brain health and plasticity throughout life. Platelets, the smallest cells in our blood, have been gaining recognition for their extensive functional contributions beyond wound healing. Disclaimer: Dr Tara Walker is my daughter Read more…

    There’s another big reason why you should ditch Chrome for Firefox

    In the last four months, Firefox has blocked 450 billion trackers by default—and has launched a new feature explaining what exactly those trackers do and what that means for you. Read more…

    How to answer 5 common trick questions designed to trip you up in an interview

    Here’s what employers and recruiters are hoping to glean from these simple questions—and how you can prepare to answer them with confidence. Read more…

    Animation | The Rise and Fall of Social Media Platforms 

    This 2-minute animation provides an entertaining look at the popularity of social media platforms over time, from MySpace to TikTok to LinkedIn View now…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • Doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?
    •     I'm not clumsy, the floor just hates me, the table and chairs are bullies and the walls get in my way.
    •     Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.
    •     The only reason I'm fat is because a tiny body couldn't store all this personality.
    •     I'm jealous of my parents, I'll never have a kid as cool as them.
    •     I'm not lazy, I'm just very relaxed.
    •     Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
    •     You're born free, then you're taxed to death.
    •     The best part of going to work is coming back home at the end of the day.
    •     A cookie a day keeps the sadness away. An entire jar of cookies a day brings it back.





  • 25 Oct 2019 8:00 AM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    AIEA is now open for business in Logan and the Gold Coast

    The AIEA expansion rolls on! I am exceedingly pleased to announce that Julie Dimmick has accepted the appointment as AIEA Regional Director for the Gold Coast and Logan. Julie will be commencing regular events in her region and is looking forward to meeting the AIEA people, members and friends, at her events. Members can connect with Julie through their Member Smartphone App.

    The Price of Freedom for Freelancers

    To all the freelancers: would you give up self-employment for a full-time corporate job that offers greater security? A change that trades the autonomy and lifestyle of freelance work for the regular pay, benefits and interaction of an office job. I would struggle with it. I cannot imagine commuting to and from work, taking Read more…

    My Vision for AIEA

    The only thing I love just about as much as I love telling the AIEA story is helping other people learn to tell theirs. That’s why I developed AIEA. And that’s why I’m writing this blog. If ‘be my own boss’ is on your bucket list – or if, like me, it’s the only thing you’ve ever really wanted to do–you’ve come to the right place. Read more…

    Let Them Eat Larvae

    Farmers are feeding their livestock the larvae of black soldier flies—an abundant, sustainable snack that’s quietly greening the industry, one maggot at a time. Read more…

    The Most Miserable Countries in the World

    Venezuela holds the title of the most “miserable” country in the world for the fourth consecutive year in a row. According to the United Nations, four million Venezuelans have left the country since its economic crisis began in 2014. Thailand takes the prize as the least “miserable” country in the world on the index. The country’s unemployment rate has been remarkably low for years, ranging between 0.4% and 1.2% since 2011. Read more…

    35% of the U.S. workforce is now freelancing — 10 million more than 5 years ago

    For some, it was out of necessity, but for many others, it’s a new career choice that government and businesses need to find better ways to support. The freelancer’s reputation is one of constant hustling, underpayment, and a short life span. It’s just a glorified waiting room for when you’re in between full-time, salaried jobs, right? Read more…

    Entrepreneurs Who Sleep More Are Better at Spotting Good Ideas
    It is time to put the myth of the sleepless founder to bed. Too many entrepreneurs think skipping on sleep is the heroic path to success, and a badge of honor. But in a recent series of studies, we found several specific deficits among exhausted entrepreneurs that demonstrate that even the most dedicated founders could best serve their fledgling venture by resting up. Read more…

    A drought-proof farm: This algae farm is leading the charge in Australia’s plant-based protein revolution

    It’s entirely automated and modular, and easily scalable. Also, and perhaps most importantly, this algae thrives in what Barnett calls “the Goldilocks zone” — the 200km of coastline that houses Brisbane. It has temperate summers and warm winters, and an average of seven hours of sunshine every day. It also has affordable land on the banks of rivers, where algae can grow happily in tidal river water. Read more…

    How Oslo manages carbon emissions like it manages money
    The city is planning to be a zero-emitting city by 2030 and is using a “carbon budget” to lower the amount it can use every year until then. It’s encouraging other cities to do the same. Read more…

    Horrifying Report: The ocean is in more danger than we thought

    Each year, as humans emit billions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, nearly a third of the emissions ends up in the ocean, changing the chemical balance of the water. And as the climate changes, the ocean is also absorbing almost all of the Earth’s extra heat Read more…

    How Self-Driving Cars “See” the World

    Modern cars bear little resemblance to their early ancestors, but the basic action of steering a vehicle has always remained the same. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a Tesla or a vintage Model T, turning the wheel dictates the direction of movement. How does this next generation of self-driving cars “see” the road? This TED video explains one of the mind-bending innovations making autonomous vehicles a reality. View now…

    One Liners From The Internet

    •   If I'm not back in five minutes, just wait longer...
    •   A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need it.
    •    A balanced diet means a cupcake in each hand.
    •    Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you're done.
    •  If you’re not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light bulb in the refrigerator?
    • Don’t drink while driving – you might spill the beer.
    •  I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.
    •    I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
    •     Alcohol doesn't solve any problem, but neither does milk.
    •  My wallet is like an onion. When I open it, it makes me cry






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