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Our next issue will be out in September after the summer break .
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INNOVATION WITH A CAUSE 
 
‘If I find ten thousand ways something won't work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is just one more step forward.’ I was reminded of these famous words by Thomas Edison this month, when we caught up with some amazing Australians who are using innovations for social good. [More...]


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INSPI(RED)-INNOVATING A NEW MODEL FOR JOURNALISM
With over 50% of journalists losing their jobs in the past year, Lisa Frazier saw the rise in criminal and fraudulent activity and noticed it was going undetected due to the demise of civic journalism and the community watchdog. Wanting to introduce a new paradigm in online media and reinstate the importance of local journalism, Lisa quit her partnership at McKinsey and founded The Bay Citizen, a first of its kind news organisation dedicated to fact-based, independent reporting on civic and community issues. [More...]
 
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A ROAD MAP OF OPPORTUNITIES - BUILDING AN AUSTRALIA/INDIA INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP
George Eby Mathew is full of ideas and he is not the kind of person who just talks either. He is putting words into action and creating an innovation network between his beloved birth home India and his adopted home of Australia. George sat down with Advance in New Delhi to present a road map of opportunities for both Australia and India to work together. His goal – to create both socially inclusive and economically prosperous societies. [More...]
 

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INNOVATION THAT MATTERS, IGNITING CREATIVITY
IN JAPAN
 

Australian Ewa Wojkowska and Toshi Nakamura founded Kopernik, an online marketplace of innovative, life-changing technologies designed for the developing world. But they never thought that this resource was going to be needed by Nakamura’s affluent home country Japan. In the wake of the Japanese earthquake and an outpouring of support from the developing countries Kopernik was designed to help, came a wave of new opportunities for collaboration and creation.
 
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COLLISION COURSE - CLEAN TECH AND GREEN BUILDING 
 
When virtuosos of clean tech and green building collude, no scheme is too audacious. This month Sarah Backhouse goes in search for clean tech firms who are supercharging the green building movement and along the way she discovers ‘living’ glass and buildings that have a brain. [More...]
 
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WHAT'S HOT RIGHT NOW - adsila
 
adsila is the world’s first ‘virtual incubator’ for early-stage development and support of social entrepreneurship, founded in 2010 by Australian Natalie Nasseri. Their mission is to provide social entrepreneurs with the training, tools, and resources needed to solve difficult social and environmental challenges by developing and expanding sustainable social ventures in areas such as women’s empowerment, education, science and technology, the environment, and economic development. [More…] 
 
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STAY WEIRD MY FRIENDS

He is the guy who makes stuff look good, or in the case of Virgin America, he sells sexiness. Meet Jesse McMillin, design director of Virgin America. Jesse is responsible for all creative for America’s start-up airline, from designing the new Virgin Terminal at San Francisco Airport to the cheeky onboard beverage cups. Jesse talks to Chris McGinnis from the San Francisco Chronicle on shaking up the airline industry, getting creative on small budgets and staying weird. [More...]
 
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AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012 -
NOMINATE NOW 
 
Advance is joining the call for nominations for the Australian of the Year Awards 2012. Nominations are now open in all four award categories - Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero. "There are many Australians doing amazing things,” said Serafina Maiorano, CEO of Advance. “Nominating someone for these awards is an ideal way to bring a person’s efforts to the nation's attention.” Nominations close 31 August 2011. [More...]
 
 
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THE RESUME IS DEAD, BIO IS KING
 
Gone are the days of ‘Just the facts, M’am.’ Instead we’re all trying to suss each other out in the relationship economy. Do I share something in common with you? How do we relate to each other? Are you relevant to my work?That’s why the resume is on the out, and the bio is on the rise. People work with people they can relate to and identify with. Trust comes from personal disclosure. And that kind of sharing is hard to convey in a resume. [More...]
 
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THE BUZZ
 
Our July snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
 
More Businesses Rally Behind a Price on Carbon
39 companies including Infigen, Grocon, and The Body Shop have signed on to a joint statement backing a price on carbon. The companies join previous signatories including GE, AGL, Fujitsu, IKEA, Alstom and Pacific Hydro to make up a total of 55 companies pledging their support for a carbon price.
 
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- If I flick back through my diary there is an entry that I cannot miss. Scrawled in vivid purple ink across the week of my last holiday I have left myself a very strong reminder, “NEVER, EVER FORGET TO TAKE THE TWEEZERS ON HOLIDAY AGAIN!” With no regard for the fresh clean pages of a new diary, nor the weeks either side, this was one message I was really ramming home.
 

UPCOMING
EVENTS
 
London
Wed 13 July
2011 Arthur Boyd Lecture
 
Sun 17 July
  
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Los Angeles
Thu 28 July
Word of Mouth

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Melbourne
Wed 16 - Fri 18 Nov
July, August & Sept
Various Dates
Wine Australia -
Williamsburg Concert Series


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San Francisco
Thu 21 July 

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