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First 5000 is a business network for Australia's most significant mid-sized companies. It's a vehicle to connect and network with local and international big business as well as policy makers and each other.

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Karen Gately


Personal attributes irrelevant to a person’s capacity to deliver in a role should never play a part in determining the opportunities and benefits they receive, and yet all too often they do.

The fact is far too many business decisions continue to be made for reasons entirely unrelated to qualifications, capability or work performance.

Karen Gately
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Craig West


Most entrepreneurs start their businesses with a vision of creating a product or service offering that others value – and making a profit from it. 

All too often, however, business owners invest a skewed amount of their time in the generation of revenue, not in the extraction of the eventual wealth they build.

This lack of planning can lead to a host of issues down the line, when business owners want to retire or sell off part or all of their ventures.

Craig West, CEO, Succession Plus
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David Siegel


“65% of the economy will face digital disruption by 2017 (Deloitte).”

Disruption will merge sectors and make others redundant. New entrants are now challenging business norms and making huge profits riding the wave.

In order to compete, a simple, solid, strategy can be a mid-sized business’s winning battle plan for sustainable success.

David Siegel, Step Change
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Nina Sochon


Have you ever been in a meeting when one of your colleagues began to drift off course?

Tangents in meetings can be amusing or annoying at best. They can also be incredibly serious.

The usual advice for eliminating tangents goes like this: “articulate a goal, clarify the agenda and stay focused.” Certainly without doing these things no meeting would run effectively.

Nina Sochon, CEO, Transformed Teams
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Shawn Callahan


A senior leader stands in front of his people to give a presentation on the company’s new direction. He says, ‘I would like to share a story with you’.

If you were in that audience, what would you think or feel at that moment?

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