Category Archives: Auspol

Since I was in university I have always been interested in politics having majored in Government and Economics (Social Sciences) at Sydney University.

35 Million Missed Calls

Imagine returning to work after a break to find you have 35 Million Missed Calls.

Most people would freak out, but if you think outside the box you might just see an opportunity.  That is, if you are an activist trying to get a message out and influence people. When I heard this story it captured my attention for the sheer genius of how this one man reached so many people for so little money. Beyond that it provides a strong case study of just one way culture and message can be harnessed to achieve exponentially scaled success.

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Net Neutrality should be ‘Not Negotiable’

Australia may not have Net Neutrality but the NBN rollout opens the door to revisit what we do have to confirm it is in the public interest.

If you don’t know what Net Neutrality is or are surprised to learn that Australia does not have it then you should probably keep reading.
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How to explain the psychology of money

I quote this TEDtalk so often that I decided to embed it here for ease of reference.

If you have ever struggled to explain the impact money has on the human psyche then look no further than this fantastic TEDtalk by Paul Piff (@PKPiff). No surprises to find out that money can appear to make you meaner but the uplifting thing about this presentation is it is not all doom and gloom. Giving “small nudges” at regular intervals can restore empathy and reinforce the value of Co-operation and Community very quickly.

A full transcript of the talk follows but it is best to watch the video, you will not regret it.

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