Blogs by David Nixon

We Need a Big Hairy Audacious Energy Goal

We Need a Big Hairy Audacious Energy Goal

Now is the time for the Government to come up with a BHAG – A big hairy audacious energy goal, take control of the energy debate by making it about our economic future and not just an important social issue. There is an opportunity for Liberals to take control of the debate by leaving the ideological debate to those who wish to fight it and make climate change an economic and business debate.

Reflecting on a night in a lifeboat

Reflecting on a night in a lifeboat

Today I am reflecting on 14 years since I spent the night in a lifeboat with my mother and sister after hitting an iceberg. And sinking in the Antarctic. More about that story here (I hit an Iceberg, sunk and survived) I relocated to Sydney around five years ago. I...

We Need a Big Hairy Audacious Energy Goal

We Need a Big Hairy Audacious Energy Goal

Now is the time for the Government to come up with a BHAG – A big hairy audacious energy goal, take control of the energy debate by making it about our economic future and not just an important social issue. There is an opportunity for Liberals to take control of the debate by leaving the ideological debate to those who wish to fight it and make climate change an economic and business debate.

Understanding Competitors And Threats To Your Business

Understanding Competitors And Threats To Your Business

Multinationals can’t manoeuvre quickly. Your business may not have the capacity to handle every change that’s coming your way by keeping to business as usual, but you can duck and move. When those monoliths are stuck in meetings for months talking about a change that will certainly disrupt your industry, you can build up your resilience, figure out what your best move is and quickly and nimbly react.

COVID–The death or resurgence of Strategy

COVID–The death or resurgence of Strategy

Strategic planning is more important than ever. The approach and timeframes though are likely to remain disrupted for the next couple of years. It would be a brave leader that would commit to a long term strategy at the moment.

COVID19 will change the workplace forever!

COVID19 will change the workplace forever!

Workplaces will change forever due to COVID19 With the current level of self-isolation brought by COVID19, working from home and social distancing we are going to see long term changes to the way we do business. Let’s look at the huge increase in video conferences and...

Achieve your goals by having 2020 Vision?

Achieve your goals by having 2020 Vision?

Does your business have 2020 vision? I was recently asked for one piece of advice that I hope people would take from my book. My answer “take time out to smell the roses!” Well not actually the roses, but you need to be able to step out of your business for long...

I hit an iceberg, sunk and survived!

I hit an iceberg, sunk and survived!

Part 1 Some years ago on this day, I had been enjoying a cruise to the Antarctic. Dragging along my sister and mother to experience one of the few remaining frontiers. My Dad wouldn’t come...“boats sink”. Following the adventures of Shackleton, we had left Ushuaia in...

A Balanced Approach To Energy Generation

A Balanced Approach To Energy Generation

We need a strategic and managed approach to the increase in renewables to address climate change. Australia is investing twice the investment in renewables per head than any other country in the world. Renewables are now cheaper to develop and generate power than any new fossil fuel.

Energy and the Environment NSW

Energy and the Environment NSW

This afternoon I will be a co-host of the Coalition for Conservations event on “Energy and the Environment” with special guest Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Environment and Energy. Our Coalition for Conservation approach is to attempt to remove ideology and personalities out of debates. And to talk about hard issues based on facts and challenging questionable claims.

Business Learnings from Government

Business Learnings from Government

Learning from the Government The NSW Government today released its 2019 Budget after a successful election a couple of months ago. While there is plenty that governments can learn from private business, there are aspects that businesses can learn from government....