Feb 232013
 
Bulletin 2 From a Week at Harvard 2013 - Will our Children Enjoy an Energy Revolution

Harvard 2013 Bulletin No 2 Here’s my second bulletin summarising key takeaways from a recent week at Harvard Business School. The thoughts and views should be regarded as mine, unless otherwise attributed. Picture: Martin LaMonica/CNET Terrapower and the Energy Revolution Not content with trying to foster an education revolution, Bill Gates is also trying to […]

Sep 282012
 
Can It Pay to Study What I Love?

Following my speech to its graduates last year, the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics gave me the honour of addressing its Prize and Scholarship winners at a recent ceremony.  As I prepared my talk, I thought about my hopes and concerns for our students. The modern world offers them almost limitless possibilities. At […]

Jan 062012
 
My first graduation speech: a very special day

Recently I was asked to be the Guest Speaker at a graduation ceremony at my alma mater, the Australian National University in Canberra. As I joined the grand and very formal Chancellor’s procession, leading into the hall, I felt quite emotional. I remembered my own graduation 30 years ago, a great family day, attended by both of my […]

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Nov 292011
 
Give A Christmas Gift That Makes A Difference

  Possibly the best gift you could give your children this Christmas is to teach them the value of giving. While there is strong psychological research showing giving increases the sense of wellbeing of the giver, we are not born with this knowledge. The truth is people consistently over-estimate the impact on their wellbeing of […]

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