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"Beware of the Shark's Fin" - 3 Lessons from Jaws about Business Disruption.

In the epic 1975 movie Jaws, the ominous presence of a shark’s fin cuts the ocean surface.

A young woman leaves an evening beach party on New England's Amity Island to go skinny dipping, only to be dragged back and forth and then pulled under the water by an unseen force. 

How a keep it simple idea with paper glue took over the world.

How a keep it simple idea with paper glue took over the world.

Try and imagine any trip to the stationery store when your fingers didn’t itch to grab a stack of yellow Post-its to help organise your thoughts on that 400-page report.

And yet … it’s just paper and glue. The Post-it is proof that the simplest ideas are often the most effective. This doesn’t mean that its genesis was a simple process, however.

Back in the late-1960s, Dr. Spencer Silver of 3M was working on an ultra-sticky glue, and instead came up with a glue that couldn’t bond with any surface permanently. He launched his product without much success, and kept tinkering.

The deadly price of fast-tracked planning – Good Governance Lessons from the Home Insulation Program Royal Commission.

Q. What happens when planning goes wrong – on multiple levels?

 A. The Home Insulation Program and the deadly price of fast-tracked planning 

You may remember the ‘Pink Batts Disaster’ during the Global Financial Crisis. Over $20 million was wasted, it took out a minister, destroyed the industry, 94 house fires were reported, and most catastrophically of all, 4 young men died.