Street Art

Street Art

I came across this really nice piece of street art on the way to dinner in Collingwood last evening. Instead of allocating just a laneway or two to artists, what if the local city councils open up the ugly grey buildings around the city to artists like this? Surely that would be a nicer way to light up the city, even on a gloomy Melbourne day?





The MOST Important Dashboard of them all

health_dashboard_200pxHaving spent quite a bit of time over the past month visiting various hospitals, I have come to the realisation that a dashboard that shows/monitors key indicators of the state of a person’s health is probably the most important dashboard of them all.

The heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, etc are all vital signs that are monitored when someone is unwell and in hospital. If any these go below (or sometimes, above) their normal values there is cause for concern and usually triggers some action from the medical staff.

These dashboards or monitors have to be real-time. They also have to be accurate. Whilst most organisations would like their dashboards to be real-time and accurate, the consequences are rarely as bad as having a patient’s health deteriorate and no one knowing anything about it.

Take Aways From The Small Business Big Marketing Event

smallbig200This morning I had the pleasure of attending the Small Business Big Marketing Event held by Business Victoria at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

The speaker line up was impressive with Russel Howcroft (Network Ten & Gruen Transfer), Melina Schamroth (m.a.d.woman), Steve Sammartino (Grey Group Australia) and Abigail Forsyth (KeepCup) all sharing their insights into business, brands and marketing.

Russel’s talk revolved around branding and how companies invest effort into building and keeping the brand alive. However he made an excellent point about the buyers being the heroes in a transaction. Without the buyers, the sellers have nothing of value – it’s only when a purchase is made, does that product/service and in turn the brand has a value.

Melina shared her story and how it led her to what she does today. She also shared some practical tips on how small businesses can position itself in the marketplace. The “rules I live by” that she mentioned certainly got my attention, in part because they reinforced some of what I believe in as well. These included:

  • Be passionate about what you do
  • Have confidence and be persistent
  • Set goals that would stretch yourself
  • Engage others in your journey

The Exhibition itself was a disappointment though as there were much fewer stalls that the event 2 years ago. Hopefully next year, there will be more support for this great event (and festival).

Anyone else make it to the event today? Did you pick up anything interesting?

Adaptive Consulting – 6 years old and still going strong

6 yearsIt has been 6 years since Adaptive Consulting was launched and I’m happy to report that we are still going strong. We’ve had our best year ever in terms of growth and revenue and remain excited about future prospects.

Upon reflection, I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunities that have come our way during this period and to have been an integral part of many successful projects. Personally, I’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects such as helping with the setup of an Associate Degree Program for students in rural Victoria, helping improve efficiencies within Australia’s booming supply chain network, to something as simple as but still very rewarding experience of helping small businesses develop their IT Strategies.

As a team, we’ve been involved in some exciting transformation programs in the Logistics & Insurance industries. We’ve also had the priviledge of collaborating with some amazing people from companies such as Ergo ConsultingPhoenix ConsultingOmnific Design & Bluehands.

We’ve been fortunate to have worked with organisations in Finance, Insurance, Education, Government, Food & Beverage, Retail, Medical, Sports, Manufacturing, Stevedoring & Logistics industries in these past 6 years.

One of the key points I’ve seen reinforced during these 6 years is that we need to keep maintaining very high standards no matter what we are working on. It is those people that are positively impacted by our work who have been recommending new projects or clients to us.

We’d like to thank all our clients as well as our contacts who have helped Adaptive Consulting be where it is today and we look forward to continue working with you on more exciting projects in the years to come.

- Roshan, on behalf of the the team at Adaptive Consulting