I believe we are entering a new era of Innovation and Disruption that is being fueled by exponential technologies and challenged by our centuries-old linear models of organization.
I know this because it has been my life’s work, and I have put all of this down in my recently published book, Tip of the Spear: Our Species and Technology at a Crossroads.
I have spent 30 years at the center of technology’s evolution and adoption across the world. I have formed companies in spaces that didn’t exist prior to starting the business. I have succeeded – in varying ways and degrees – in most and failed in some. I have been on the front lines of the very complex and difficult process of building real companies. I have put my company’s payroll on my VISA and I have raised millions in start-up capital.
Complementing my entrepreneurial and capital investment is my Management Consultant designation (CMC), along with a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and an MBA in Finance. With this I understand both the accounting and the real balance sheets of the companies with whom I engage.
With my recent work, I have come to appreciate that some of the best technologies, innovations and breakthroughs will come from places in our global economy where we least expect.
At this stage of my life, I am delighted to be able to freely move about the world, but I am keen to the challenge of our local innovation ecosystems. I can work from anywhere. I have travelled extensively throughout the world and am naturally empathetic and culturally sensitive.
I am open to new approaches to compensation and reward where risk is matched with return. I want to generate wealth that includes new experiences, social good and being part of a change agenda for a global firm.
I look forward to the next decade of establishing new ways of working – for myself and for the large, medium and small companies I will engage with across the world.