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Sixty Years Strong

Tonight the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) is celebrating it’s sixtieth year for the Queensland and Northern Territory branches.

AIM members from around Queensland and Northern Territory have been invited to come together to share how AIM has helped them work smarter and also discuss how the institute has grown into what it is today.

AIM facilitates short courses and workshops in any aspect of management so they only concentrate on the areas you need help with most. The bonus of becoming a member is they run members only business related seminars for  week a year. AIM organises local and global inspiring guest speaker sessions for everyone to enjoy. My favourite though is the womens only ‘Onboard to Board’ where a bus-load of professional women are taken to a mystery destination and meet with a super successful woman who has succeeded in getting on a board. We are amazed as we hear their rise to success and we’re welcome to ask questions and mingle. Definitely a great night out!

There will be special presentations and also an opportunity to network with like-minded people.

Congratulations AIM Qld & NT, I’m looking forward to tonight!

Yours in Management,
Amber van Sloten

Where good ideas come from

This TED talk by Steven Johnson into the generation of ideas is sure to get you spending some extra time at your local coffee shop or dawdling a few minutes longer at the water cooler.

Johnson provides a wonderful insight into the benefits of team work and the open discussion of ideas. He dispels the idea of the ‘epiphany’ and credits good ideas to an intricate network formed through the sharing of ideas over time. The idea could have been building for a while, taking many years to form, but is often refined and polished with contributions from other networks and sources.

With the recent release of facebook movie The Social Network, where intellectual property becomes a precious, money generating commodity, it’s no wonder we protect our ideas with laws and contracts. But in the greater scheme of technological and scientific progression, are we hindering our potential to grow and learn by limiting how much of our knowledge we share?

Do you think intellectual property should be made more accessible?

Yours in idea networking,

Tara

Interested in more? Catch the Steven Johnson TED talk: Where good ideas come from

iPhone 4

It’s 1:50 on a Friday. Not like any other day… except this Friday is special. Yes, it’s iPhone 4 day, and I spent my entire lunch break waiting in internet lines to get my very own. Just like everyone else it seems. As my internet froze and I’m still phone-less.

This just won’t do! These little guys know exactly what i’m talking about… I could buy an HTC Evo (it’s apparently better than the iPhone 4)… but it’s just not an iPhone 4!!