Cultural Respect: Acknowledging Aboriginal Culture In A Modern World

The Aboriginal people of Australia have a shared history of colonisation, exclusion, discrimination and oppression. For us to thrive as a society, we all have to acknowledge Australia’s tainted past and how that still impacts the indigenous people today. And, above all, we must respect their rich and diverse culture. On a recent episode of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I …

Generational Trauma: When Pain is in Your DNA

It’s unbelievable how little Australians know about the history of their own country. Stories of the Aboriginal people have been whitewashed and sugar-coated for decades. This dumbing down of history does nothing other than further perpetuate the trauma Aboriginal people face on a day to day basis.  On a recent episode of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I sat down with …

What is an Entrepreneur?

The dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “one who organises, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise”. That sure leaves a lot out, doesn’t it? Over the last year interviewing entrepreneurs and creatives on The Psychology of Entrepreneurship podcast, I’ve gotten into some pretty heavy conversations. Every guest on the docuseries has caught my attention for different reasons. …

3 Simple Steps to Becoming a Better Leader

Leaders shape all of society. They build our nations, communities, and organisations. When it comes to creating a successful business, you need a good leader at the helm. Good managers inspire creativity, motivation and work well in a crisis. But, when you see that 43% of workers find their line manager ineffective – why are so many bosses getting it so wrong? …

The American Prison System: Oppression for Profit

There’s a lot of things going on in the world. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to focus our energy. I’m about to add one more problem to the list. One that’s been there for decades, even hundreds of years, but isn’t talked about much. We’re going to talk about cheap prison labour, and who benefits, and who suffers. On …

How To Not Be a Spectator & Fight Against Racism

We’re in the midst of 2020. A year, it seems, that has had many seismic shifts. As racism and discrimination move its way to the forefront of many discussions, it’s clear that there is a long way to go in creating real, momentous change. When it comes to expanding our horizons around indigenous people’s cultural heritage, so many of us …

Asking Yourself the Hard Questions on Your Entrepreneurial Journey

The entrepreneurial journey is different for everyone. There’s no one size fits all path to success. And it always should begin by asking yourself some hard questions. On a recent volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I sat down with Fred Schebesta, co-founder of Finder.com, one of the most popular comparison sites on the web. Fred describes himself as a …

The Everyday Ways To Fight Racism

Racism takes many forms and can happen in many places. While on the surface we appear to be making progress, there is still a long way to go. So, what are some of the things we can do every day to aid in the fight against racism? It Ends With George On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd lost his life …

A Way Forward Through Dialogue

We hear a lot about systemic racism in American and how it’s shaped the current reality they’re facing. But what about Australia?  On a recent volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I sat down with highly respected Indigenous elder and leader Mark Yettica-Paulson. Mark is from the South East Queensland and North East NSW regions of Australia, and comes from …