“F****** BRILLIANT.”Aimee Luther, MD, The Liberty Guild.
“GOLD DUST.”Jenny Biggam, Founder, the7stars
“TIMELY, ESSENTIAL.”Pete Markey, CMO, Boots
“HOLY SH*T!”Blair Enns, Win Without Pitching Manifesto
“BRILLIANT”Antonis Kocheilas, Global CEO, Ogilvy Advertising
“FANTASTIC”Dame Annette King, DBE, Chair, Advertising Association
“READ IT, PASS IT ON”Jamie Elliott, CEO, The Gate



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    What question can silence 30+ excited bigmouths? Then came the question.  And we all stopped.  We stopped talking, we stopped laughing, we stopped smiling – because we had to start really thinking about how to answer this simple question. And this was it: So what will you do differently tomorrow?
  • Anybody can cook a steak.
    But if your steak is an advertising idea that is going to be served to millions of people on the back of a huge investment in media, do you want that steak to be the best that you can do or the best that can be done by people who live and breathe all the variables of these ingredients and cooking techniques all their professional lives? People whose job it is to create the best possible steak from the available budget.
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    If it were easy to start a new business and make it a success, surely there would be a lot more businesses around?  I would estimate that the number of people who would like to be their own boss is greater than those who actually are their own boss by an order of magnitude.
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