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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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Andrea Warr

When do we become wise? There are four key pillars that underpin healthy and productive ageing, and lead to wisdom: the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment.

Wisdom is typically referenced to being of a certain age or if not in number, ‘wise beyond their years”.  So how do you do ‘wise’?

Andrea Warr is the Co-founder of WiserLife.
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Michael McQueen


From Sony to Microsoft, Adidas to Alcoa, and Billabong to Lego, many a brand has lost their mojo at one time or another.

In research surveying hundreds of brands and business leaders over the past 6 years, a sizable 34 per cent of respondents describe themselves as having less momentum now than they did five years ago. 

Michael McQueen
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Andrew and Gaia G...


Innovation is typically fuelled by embracing apparent contradictions.

It can best be supported by encouraging both individual autonomy and group collaboration. Research has found that those who generate variety and are able to come up with a number of different ideas (such as corporate founders and entrepreneurs) are often highly individualistic.

The innovation process relies on original ideas from individuals, but ideally these ideas and passions then need to be combined with the refining synthesis of a group approach.

Andrew and Gaia Grant
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Matt Ware


Did you know that as of January 2016, the average rate of e-commerce cart abandonment is 69%[i]?

That means two-thirds of the time, a significant proportion of online shoppers invest their time selecting products to buy, only to abandon their cart at the final stages of purchase.

For e-commerce retailers, this is an alarming statistic.

Matt Ware, First
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Robyn Haydon


Have you ever missed out on an opportunity you really deserved to win? Struggled to explain what you offer to people who just don’t seem to understand? Maybe you’ve watched by helplessly as a prospective customer made a decision that you knew was not right for them.

When you do great work, and sell great products, these situations are frustrating, difficult, and unfortunately, very common. 

Robyn Haydon

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