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  • 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. 
    Read more…

    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. 
    Read more…

    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. 
    Read more…

    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. 
    Read more…

    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






  • 11 Oct 2019 5:00 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Sydney Networking Lunch - Mark Toohey will present 'Should Directors be Liable if they are not Technically Literate?

    How Blockchain and other emerging technologies are about to transform business systems and the implications for executive management. Mark Toohey is Australia’s leading legal expert on Blockchain technology and its implementation in commercial environments. He is the co-founder of TBSx3, a brand protection company. Book now…

    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





  • 25 Sep 2019 11:59 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Brisbane, Networking - Kevan Sangster BAIEA and Fiona Cochran on 'Interim Management Market Update, and how to position yourself for opportunities in this market'

    We will be providing an update to the Interim management market in Queensland from a recruiter’s perspective. Fiona and Kevan will focus on trends, current developments and areas of growth in the interim management market. They will also highlight how you can best position yourself on social media and proactively attract the opportunities you want to work on. Book Online…


    Most entrepreneurs aren’t OK: Australia’s small business mental health crisis

    Mental illness is a daily tragedy in Australia, and for our 2.2 million small businesses, the issue has reached a crisis point that demands urgent action. The prevalence of mental health issues among small business owners in Australia is more than double the national average. Read more…


    The $86 Trillion World Economy in One Chart

    This visualization charts the most recent composition of the global economic landscape. The data in the diagram and table below come from the World Bank’s latest update, published in July 2019.View online…


    What's A Mental Model? Your Shortcut to Being More Productive, More Often

    Everyone has their own way of looking at the world. The way you view your world and everything in it (yourself, your job, your relationships, your goals…literally everything) is unique—you’re experiencing it through a lens typically constructed from a mix of your beliefs, experiences, biases, and opinions. But that lens? It’s not always the clearest way to look at things. Read More…


    Climate Smart Mining: Minerals for Climate Action

    Renewable technologies are going to create a huge demand for minerals. The World Bank is working to mitigate mining's impact. Read more…


    The Global Fibre Optic Network Explained

    As we scroll through Instagram or cue up another episode on Netflix, most of us give little thought to the hidden network of fibre optic cables that instantaneously shuttle information around the globe. This TED-Ed video explains how fibre optic cables work and introduces the next generation of cables that could drastically increase the speed of data transmission. View now…


    One-liners from the Internet

    • Sorry for the mean, awful, accurate things I said.
    • I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.
    • I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.
    • Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you're done.
    • If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
    • I am not lazy; I am on energy saving mode.
    • I am on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.
    • Alcohol! Because no great story started with someone eating a salad.
    • I don't need a hair stylist; my pillow gives me a new hairstyle every morning.
    • Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.








  • 7 Sep 2019 11:20 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Join us on Wednesday 18th September at the Sydney Networking Lunch when Chris Pearsall FAIEA will host a Roundtable on AIEA in the Sydney marketplace.

    The September networking lunch is intended to be a forum for members and guests to provide suggestions and feedback which will assist the AIEA to consider how to best serve the interests of members in the future. All suggestions and thoughts will be gratefully accepted and will help set our program for the next 12 months. With many people choosing a different way of working in the next phase of their careers, the AIEA is looking to assist members ensure sustainability and longevity. Read more…

    Join us on Tuesday 1st October at the Brisbane Networking Event when Kevan Sangster BAIEA and Fiona Cochran will present 'Interim Management Market Update, and how to position yourself for opportunities in this market'

    We will be providing an update to the Interim management market in Queensland from a recruiter’s perspective. Fiona and Kevan will focus on trends, current developments and areas of growth in the interim management market. They will also highlight how you can best position yourself on social media and proactively attract the opportunities you want to work on. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and seek advice to support your career. Read more…

    Why women mentoring women is a winning business strategy

    Women mentoring women is an invaluable step towards gender diversity and equality in the workplace, and it’s a boost for business too. Here’s how it builds a sustainable female pipeline for leadership positions, and what that can do for your bottom line. Read more…

    ATO steps up enforcement as small business fails to pay $11 billion in tax

    The Australian Taxation Office said $7 billion (64%) of the unpaid tax was tied to black economy activity. Deputy commissioner Deborah Jenkins said bans on sales suppression software and a recently launched dob-in-a-business tip-off hotline are part of crackdown efforts. Read more…

    The 25 Best Warren Buffett Quotes in one Infographic

    Warren Buffett is famous for his wit and will likely go down in history as one of the most quotable and influential investors of all time. The "Oracle of Omaha" turned 89 years old last weekend. We celebrate his wisdom by bringing you his best one-liners, complete with illustrations and stories that help distil them down. Read More…

    A Short Guide to Pricing Your Services as a Consultant or Coach

    Many executives dream about starting an executive coaching or consulting practice, or launching one after they retire. But a touchy subject soon emerges: what should you charge? Too much, and you won’t have any clients. Too little, and you’ll work yourself to the bone — and become resentful in the process. How can you strike a balance Read more…

    Which Countries Have the Most Wealth Per Capita?

    When it comes to wealth per capita, it’s clear that Australia and Switzerland lead the pack. In fact, the data shows that both nations top the lists for both mean and median wealth. However, both nations also have the highest absolute household debt-to-GDP ratios in the world: in 2018, Switzerland’s levels reached nearly 129%, while Australia followed behind at 120%. Read more…

    The Future of 5G

    See how 5G compares to older iterations of wireless technology. Also, we look at why 5G is poised to change the way the modern world uses data.  By 2024, an estimated 1.5 billion mobile users will be using 5G wireless networks. Read more…

    BIG DATA METRICS FOR SMARTER BUSINESS DECISIONS

    90% of data was created in the past two years; by 2020, there will be 40 trillion gigabytes of data. How can businesses effectively utilise big data: namely, to sieve efficiently through the troves of information to analyse relevant data, develop optimised metrics, and use them to guide decisions towards success? View on YouTube…

    The no-growth future: has Australia’s economy finally run out of luck?

    The expectation, based on the past, that we should get richer and richer may have reached its use-by date. Wages are stagnant. Wealth is falling. House prices are down. Consumers aren’t spending. Businesses aren’t investing. Interest rates are at record lows and Read more…


    One-liners from the Internet

    • A cheap shot is a terrible thing to waste.
    • A hard thing about a business is minding your own.
    • Most women don’t know where to look when they’re eating a banana.
    • Does time fly when you’re having sex or was it really just one minute?
    • We are all time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour
    • The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
    • Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.
    • A balanced diet means a cupcake in each hand.
    • Maybe you should eat some makeup so you can be pretty on the inside too.
    • I'm not shy, I'm holding back my awesomeness so I don't intimidate you.










  • 1 Aug 2019 12:39 PM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

    Join us on Tuesday 6th August at the Brisbane Networking Event when John Hale FAIEA will present ‘Creating an Executive Mindset’

    Want to future-proof your business? Need help creating a strategic mindset? John has twenty years of strategy consulting experience. He will break down the anatomy of a strategic mindset and show you how to build perspectives of the future. He will leave you with the ability to navigate effectively in the era of disruption and align your intended, perceived and unfair advantages. Read note…

    How to Successfully Create Your Consulting Practice

    This is one of the foremost questions asked when I meet with new AIEA members. One of the AIEA Fellows, Bryan Worn, will conduct a half-day workshop on 'The 7 Steps to Successfully Create Your Consulting Practice'. Building a sustainable successful practice can be simple but it is not easy – until you know how. During this thought-provoking, interactive session, Bryan will show you how to start, maintain and grow a successful practice. Book now…

    Join us at the Sydney Networking Lunch when Ivan Oshry will present 'Negotiating and Structuring Solid Shareholder Agreements'

    In his presentation, Ivan will discuss the major issues affecting shareholders and how these can be incorporated into a strong Shareholders Agreement to reduce the potential for conflict down the track. Read more…

    The Countries with the Highest Housing Bubble Risks

    With a decade-long bull market and an ultra-low interest rate environment globally, it’s not surprising to see capital flock to housing assets. In recent years, experts have been closely watching several indicators that point to rising bubble risks in some housing markets. They are warning that countries like Canada and New Zealand may be overdue for a correction in housing prices. Read more…

    EXPERIENCE is not something you can GOOGLE

    Why Hire a Veteran?

    Some of the AIEA members have a military background, and we think this provides a great foundation for their careers as interim mangers. Over the course of their military service, no expense has been spared to give them the excellent training and education that they now possess. What are the qualities of the ‘Military Veteran’? Read more…

    Is your job safe - collaboration, automation, annihilation?

    The world of work will be radically different in the future. From hyper-surveillance of staff to digital nomadism to robots taking jobs—how, where and why we work is changing beyond all recognition. View now…

    The Impressive Statistics Behind Amazon’s Dominance of the Cloud

    To the average person, cloud computing must seem quite magical. All at once, the cloud provides instant access to all of your data, photos, music, and applications, without you having to store any of that data locally. In fact, users can access the cloud from practically anywhere in the world, and across multiple devices and platforms. Yet, this all happens without you seeing any visible infrastructure. With data now being created at record speeds, where the heck is all this information being physically stored? Read more…

    EXPERIENCE is not something you can GOOGLE

    Why Anti-Money Laundering Should Be a Top Priority for Financial Institutions

    To keep pace with the tactics of money laundering criminals, banks must innovate by delivering robust anti-money laundering policies and practices. Read more…

    One-liners from the Internet

    • If good things come in small packages, then more good things can come in large packages.
    • You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard-boiled egg.
    • My wife ran off with my best friend last week. I miss him.
    • A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
    • A cat, by any other name, is still a sneaky little furball that barfs on the furniture.
    • Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.
    • Being in a nudist colony probably takes all the fun out of Halloween.
    • Married men live longer than single men, but they’re a lot more willing to die.
    • If life hands you lemons, break out the tequila!
    • Beauty is only skin deep…but ugly goes all the way to the bone!


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