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Connected youth: young people and the Internet

Young people are supposed to lead the way in use of the Internet.  But are high school students in the regional centre of Geraldton really switched on and connected?  As part of a project with the City of Greater Geraldton, …

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Nudging our way to better land use management

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, better known as NACC, enhances the natural resources of the Mid West by motivating land managers to adopt environmentally sustainable practices.  Changing behaviour is never easy, especially when you are talking about peoples’ livelihoods. NACC knows it …

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Four tips for the mobile consultant

In the 1980s and 1990s I had a lot of opportunities to travel. I worked in Bangladesh for three years and then, based in Brisbane, I did international health consultancies through Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  I still regularly visit …

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On finishing

I love that bloggers identify  with the dubious quote ‘art is never finished, it’s only abandoned’.  If Leonardo de Vinci (or Picasso, or Oscar Wilde or whoever) wrote it then it must be part of the artist’s/writer’s condition. Personally I …

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Writing and rewriting

How long does it take to ‘write up’ great research.  A couple of months ago I followed a witter conversation started by the remarkable Rebecca Skloot.  She is the author of the incredible Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks which I …

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Can a McKinsey mind tame a wicked problem?

From our first homemade web site, Social Dimensions has boasted that we took on wicked problems.  Recently, stimulated by discussions with social researcher Duncan Rintoul from University of Wollongong, I have thought more about addressing wicked problems faced by social services …

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Entering the McKinsey Mind

I picked up The McKinsey Mind at an airport and devoured it one sitting.  Business books are pretty easy to read with a formula that enables them to repeat the same couple of points in at least a dozen ways …

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