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The choices we make today, shape our world tomorrow. The Next Billion Seconds answers your questions about the future to make the best decisions for ourselves and our families. We need the best information. Should you buy a Bitcoin? Maybe? What other cryptocurrency should you buy or sell? What the heck is an NFT? Will a digital artwork make you happy? Make you money or just give you FOMO is a plot of land in the metaverse that doesn't really exist worth more than a beachfront house that sits ...
 
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The Centre for Corporate Public Affairs is a membership-based organisation acknowledged internationally as a thought leader by business leaders, academics and professionals working in the field of corporate public affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. Each episode examines an aspect of best practice in corporate public affairs internationally, providing insight and guidance to public affairs practitioners working in corporations, connecting public affairs practitioners with ideas and practical ...
 
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With the new Next Billion Seconds series "Are You Crypto Crazy?" coming soon, we thought we would warm up by revisiting a few episodes of Mark's previous series "Cryptonomics" In the first episode of that series, Blockchain Beginnings (released in August 2018), we learn how blockchains keep the books balanced - and lay the foundation for a revoluti…
 
Mark Pesce's Executive Producer Josh just lost his shirt on a cryptocurrency known as $LUNA or Terra. Should we be prepared to lose everything when we speculate? And how can anyone focus on the long-term in the middle of a wild rollercoaster of a ride? The new Next Billion Seconds crypto series, "Are You Crypto Crazy?" is coming soon to this very f…
 
The pandemic has produced numerous supply chain issues, some impairing our ability to manufacture fertiliser. Could this mean we won't be able to grow all the food we need? For more information on The Next Billion seconds with Mark Pesce episodes, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion S…
 
With just 10 days until the Federal Election, TWISTA consults VCs Andrea Gardiner (CEO, Jelix Ventures) and Dean Dorrell (Partner, Carthona Capital) on the election sweeteners for startups - and the policy needs of a nation that fancies itself an innovation leader. Plus: Fast fails and Canva gets repriced. Before you cast your ballot, have a listen…
 
This is an episode of the 'Criminal Domain' podcast that was written and hosted by Mark Pesce which tells the story of Glenn Hart, a radio host who found himself the victim of a ransomware attack. Glenn had all the files on his computer stolen. Savvy enough to see a note left for him buried in the files, Glenn decided to play by his own rules and n…
 
Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer Cameron Adams visited TWISTA all the way back in series 2. Seven years later, Canva is bigger - and better. How did that happen? What has Cam learned about growing well and building a culture that attracts talent? Cam shares Canva's story on this episode of TWISTA. Huge thanks to our new TWISTA Series 10 S…
 
We invite 'Mister Angel' Jason Calacanis back for more of our recent wide-ranging interview. This time we focus on how the transition to remote work has radically changed the management of startups - and how it aids investors to increase their deal flow by 5x. Huge thanks to our new TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:OurCrowd - Bringing you companies with t…
 
In this episode of the Very Public Affairs podcast, Analyst Cameron Chu is joined by Geoffrey Watson SC, Director at the Centre for Public Integrity. Geoffrey discusses issues pertaining to public integrity and transparency in Australia, as well as the reasons and public support for a National Integrity Commission.…
 
A new series, a new podcast production partner - and a new theme: WORLD CHANGING, bringing together amazing talent, tools, and a driving need change the world in this decade! We're bringing you these stories in series 6 of The Next Billion Seconds. Make sure you visit our website https://nextbillionseconds.com to learn more and dive into the back-c…
 
The choices we make today, shape our world tomorrow. The Next Billion Seconds answers your questions about the future to make the best decisions for ourselves and our families. We need the best information. Should you buy a Bitcoin? Maybe? What other cryptocurrency should you buy or sell? What the heck is an NFT? Will a digital artwork make you hap…
 
Has a cash splash in the pre-election Federal Budget changed the landscape for startups? Is the global talent shortage creating runway problems? Are female founders finally getting their due? These are just some of the issues angel investor extraorinaire Cheryl Mack and VC 'Rescue' Mike Nicholls cover in TWISTA's first news special of Series 10. Hu…
 
In the first episode of Very Public Affairs for 2022, Executive Director Wayne Burns discusses the Centre's top five predictions for the year ahead in the corporate public affairs function, including conversation around the function being an important source of geopolitical analysis as well as how artificial intelligence will impact the function. C…
 
"Mister Angel", Jason Calacanis, joins TWISTA for our annual check-in. As we exit the pandemic, we review some of Jason's predictions about the changing nature of work, then turn our attentions to startups - which now have a unique advantage in the contest for global talent.Huge thanks to our new TWISTA Series 10 Sponsors:UserTesting - Put yourself…
 
In light of the recent flood events in Australia, it felt apt to revisit this 2020 episode of The Next Billion Seconds, "Designing for Flood Resilience in a Wetter World". Mark is joined by some of the world's leading climate scientists - including Australian of the Year Tim Flannery - to learn all about the future of precipitation and how to make …
 
In this final episode of In Conversation for 2021, Executive Director of the Centre, Wayne Burns is joined by Julia Quinn, Group Executive at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and Margaret Stuart, Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Nestle Oceania. They discuss the key trends that have developed in corporate communication…
 
TWISTA's Series 9 review of what we've learned about success concludes with UTS Startups' Murray Hurps reflecting upon what we've learned about successful startup hires - and hacks. Plus, a big announcement about the future of this podcast.Huge thanks to all three of our TWISTA Series 9 Sponsors:Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - ht…
 
Every TWISTA series 9 guest shared insights on what makes a startup and a founder successful. UTS Startups' Murray Hurps joins us to review what we've learned about customer focus, self-knowledge, listening, communication - and resilience.Big thanks to our sponsors:UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting…
 
Ian Gardiner, one of the founders of Australia's startup ecosystem, tells TWISTA what he's learned about success, the hallmarks of success he looks for in startup founders - and in himself. Maxine Sherrin, director of Spark Festival, visits TWISTA with event hosts Adriana Belotti and Biliana Rajevic to spruik this year's Australia-wide celebration …
 
Startup ecosystem legends Petra Andren and Alan Jones join TWISTA to examine the Afterpay purchase (or is it a merger?) - and the largest philanthropic donation in Australian history. From a startup! All the news startups need on the last news special of series 9.Big thanks to our sponsors:Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://…
 
SUSTAIN #6: Three simple, easy changes show us how much we can do - and how empowered we already are to fix this problem. Why do we worry that doing 'the right thing' for the climate will be hard yards? https://nextbillionseconds.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Ampel
 
You can't improve what you don't measure. Co-founders (and partners) Noelle and Ben Smit built SaaS firm Teamgage to make it easy for organisations to measure themselves - and improve. Does it work? And have they used their own tool to improve their chances for success?Big thanks to our sponsors:UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your…
 
SUSTAIN #4: Inventor Saul Griffith makes a radical proposal: electrify everything, saving energy, money, and cutting emissions almost to zero. It also transforms the costs of climate change into enormous opportunities. Co-host Sally Dominguez explores three amazing new battery technologies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Centre's Analyst Cameron Chu is joined by the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss what defines a Woke Corporation, how it relates to the "business of business", and its connection to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards. Listen now.By Centre for Corporate Public Affairs
 
SUSTAIN #3: In 2020, renewables became the cheapest source of electricity. Without cheap storage, renewables will never be able to be the entire solution for a world that will need a lot more electricity. Australian startup MGA Thermal may have invented the ideal technology to accelerate our transition from coal to solar. See omnystudio.com/listene…
 
SUSTAIN #2: Mercedes goes all in on EVs, with studies now indicating EVs save 50% of emissions over their lifetime, versus petrol vehicles. Is this enough to keep on course to a low-carbon future? Co-host Sally Dominguez and Special Correspondent Drew Smith have some answers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/l…
 
On this episode of In Conversation, Executive Director of the Centre, Wayne Burns is joined by Clare Hesketh, Acting Manager of Media Relations at SA Water, and Darren Pearce, Chief Communications Officer at Tennis Australia. They discuss corporate communications and strategies around the hybrid model of work, the rise of "woke" corporations, busin…
 
Plant-based proteins could form as much as fifty-percent of our diets within the next thirty years, so there's enormous opportunities for 'foodtech' startups to redesign global agricultural supply chains around the changing diet of a warming planet. Harvest B's founders have a vision - and a mission. Does that spell success?Big thanks to our sponso…
 
SUSTAIN #1: The recent UN report on climate change gives us about twelve years to really reign in our carbon emissions. That means it’s time to think clearly and methodically about how to get the most benefit for the least pain. We can do this. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Fintech has mostly meant doing what banks do - but better, faster and cheaper. Cryptocurrencies live outside our banking and payments system - until now. Cryptospend offers a VISA that allows users to BPAY with Bitcoin! Is this the future of payments?Big thanks to our sponsors:Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup - https://odoo.com…
 
Tim Fung has charted a course to success - from plucky startup entrepreneur to newly listing AirTasker on the ASX. Why did he take his firm public -- and how has it changed his startup? Along the way, what has Tim learned about success?Big thanks to our sponsors:UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - https://usertesting.co…
 
How are startups adapting to the in-and-out-and-in-again of pandemic lockdowns? Is Go1, Australia's newest unicorn, on a growth path to be the next Canva? Microsoft for Startups' Annie Parker and Main Sequence Ventures' Phil Morle offer their insights - and their secrets for startup success. Big thanks to our sponsors:Odoo - The office stack that s…
 
From inside a pandemic lockdown of uncertain duration, how do Sydney's startups operate - and thrive? We ask Tractor Ventures' Matt Allen for insights from Melbourne's 111-day lockdown, then check in with Inspace CEO Justin Liang - who pivoted his startup during the first lockdown. Timely tips for all of Australia's startup community. Big thanks to…
 
This edition of Very Public Affairs Podcast focuses on the impact that technology is having on businesses across the world, particularly the role of disruptive technologies, hybrid work models, blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity. The podcast also investigates how these are affecting the practice of corporate public affairs. The Centre's Georgio Plat…
 
EOFY means startups need to do their sums - and file for their research and development tax credits, instant asset writeoffs, and much more. TWISTA speaks with Swanson Reed's Damian Smyth and Alex Chisholm about how clever startups can document their way into big tax refunds - no profits required! Big thanks to our sponsors:UserTesting - Find out h…
 
This episode of Very Public Affairs interrogates the challenges of managing corporate public affairs teams, issues, and crises remotely. Executive Director Wayne Burns is joined by Tony Cudmore, Group Sustainability & Public Policy Officer at BHP, and John Short, Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility at LIXL who in their current roles h…
 
Michelle Duval created Fingerprint for Success as a SaaS offering, leveraging what she'd learned as a career coach. Michelle shares her detailed studies of successful startup entrepreneurs - and tells us what we need to improve within ourselves to maximize our chances for success. Big thanks to our sponsors:Odoo - The office stack that scales with …
 
A pandemic-driven transition to telehealth meant Silvia Pfeiffer's Coviu grew massively over the last year. How does she balance growth against the ever-changing rules of Australia's Medicare system? And what has Silvia learned about building a successful startup?Big thanks to our sponsors:Squarespace - Web hosting for everyone made easy - https://…
 
We've just seen a big-spending Federal budget. What do Jelix VC CEO Andrea Gardner and Carthona Capital partner Dean Dorrell reckon it all means for startups? Do we need a 'patent box' for deep tech? And what have both learned about why a startup succeeds?Big thanks to our sponsors:UserTesting - Find out how your users really use your products - ht…
 
More than 60 years ago, integrated circuits created a revolution in electronics that transformed the entire world. How are chips made? And why do we keep getting better at making them? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Ampel
 
George Peppou knew nothing about biotech when he co-founded VOW; he's now well on his way to vat-growing meats that could feed billions around the world. Is biotech fundamentally different - and how has VOW used the best bits of tech startups to accelerate their growth?Big thanks to our sponsors:Odoo - The office stack that scales with your startup…
 
GEOPOLICHIPS part 1: Manufacturers of video game consoles, automobiles - even toothbrushes - have been impacted by a global shortage of semiconductor integrated circuits - chips. How did these devices become so central to everything we make? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
On this episode of In Conversation, Llew Gartrell, Senior Manager Government Relations at Stockland, and Melanie McMillan, Senior Associate at the Centre for Corporate Affairs, join the Centre's Executive Director Wayne Burns to discuss the top news stories from March and April 2021. Listen to this episode as Llew, Melanie, and Wayne discuss the co…
 
Matt Allen found a gap in the startup funding model. Now he’s driving Tractor Ventures through it, providing unsecured loans to startups with accelerating revenues. Are loans a better deal than selling shares? This episode is a must for every startup raising capital.EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING - Matt gets a bit sweary (in a good way)Big thanks to our …
 
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