• How to Snare a Taxi

    Peter Fritz     |      December 9, 2008

    Travelling can pleasantly surprise you by revealing the kindness of human nature.

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    Show me the Money!

    Peter Fritz     |      November 17, 2008

    Government needs to worry less about a lack of innovation and think more about its own role in supporting business which are innovating.

    Last month I attended a gathering to mark the release of "Inside the Innovation Matrix", the latest publication from the Australian Business Foundation. The Hon. Craig Emerson MP had been invited to say a few words to launch the book.

    He was armed with the full vocabulary of innovation speak to throw at us: vision, daring, connectivity, clustering, inter-disciplinary communities, innovation…the list goes on.

    Over the last 30yrs I’ve participated in various initiatives concerned with promoting innovation, and what I heard felt strikingly similar to what I’ve heard before. It was a little like hearing an echo of Ministers past.  

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    The ‘Second Track’ Process: a Civil Solution

    Peter Fritz     |      October 13, 2008

    We need to move away from the myth that government is always the appropriate agency for resolving people's problems and that the individuals have no responsibility for society outside their own lives.

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    An Image Makeover for Regulation

    Peter Fritz     |      September 17, 2008

    To foster better regulation the first thing we need to do is to change our attitude.

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    Measuring Success

    Peter Fritz     |      May 16, 2008

    If someone takes the time to find your number and approach you with an idea or proposal, the very least you can to is return their call.

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    Contemporary democracy and the shift in power from bureaucracy to business and individuals

    Peter Fritz     |      February 12, 2008

    A World Economic Forum report predicts multinational corporations and individuals will exercise more power than governments by 2030…

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    Thoughts on innovation: What are the incentives for risk-taking?

    Peter Fritz     |      January 31, 2008

    There is often confusion over the terms "creative thinking" and "innovation". Many view them as one and the same, but in reality they are very different. One means ideas, the other means action.