Braving Failure for Success

Australia is a country with a strong anti-failure bias and this aversion to failure impacts our entrepreneurs and our ability to develop a robust innovation ecosystem. Speaking from their own experience, our panel session hosted by James Mabbott, Head of Innovate, KPMG Australia discussed what it means to embrace failure, what lessons we can learn from it and what we can and should do to change our appetite for risk and fear of failure as a nation. James was joined by panelists Brad Couper, CEO, simPro and elevate61 participant, Andrew Dowling, Founder and CEO, Stitch and participant in the 2012 Advance Innovation Program, Randall Makin, Co-Founder and CTO of RedEye and Amanda Price, SVP of Innovation, Advance.

Held at the iconic Sydney Opera House on 14 September, The Advance Global Australian Summit and Awards celebrated international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of its kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home. More information at

For the 2015 Advance Global Australian Awards and Summit we were delighted to partner with Australia Channel, the international service of Sky News Australia designed to meet the needs of expats wanting the freshest news from home, and to highlight the benefits of Australia as a business, tourism and investment destination. More information at