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This week - Mon Sept 18th - Sun 24th 2017

Haventec: (my main project) I am working out how to get public awareness of some key issues. ---The ICE Project--- Working out how to convince a large Aussie organisation to give the technology a "going over". ---BullionX--- Working after hours on putting together an investment pool to buy some Bullion so we can get a test case working... All very interesting.

Coming Soon:

  • October 17-18: CSIRO Ontribe event: Sydney: I am speaking on the subject of helping academics find execution partners and how to leverage their strengths while ensuring a product uses their breakthroughs. Watch the video here.
  • No date yet: Public release of the ICE project. Can hardly wait for this.
  • Ric's latest book on Amazon: Step by Step Inventing. Full release information and link to Amazon page coming soon.
Hot topic list: 
  • Quantum Computers: at the moment the recent advances in this field seem much misunderstood with lots of misleading reporting... from my position I see a general lack of understanding of how quantum resistant encryption works but a lack of true appreciation of the incredible power already in our hands.
  • iPhoneX marks need for new replacement tech: Mobile phones are just not floating our boat any more.
Question of the Week:

RB Asks "How can you operate from Byron Bay? Ho can you get anything done when everyone around you is on holidays?"

"Well RB, yes... the coffee shops are alluring and the views where I park my truck (which I use as a mobile office) are fantastic. But I view these as blessings that are not to be squandered. Most people have to work most of the year to enjoy these lovely surrounds so it's important not to take them for granted. It's also a hardship on my team members who have to put up with having me on Facetime or Google Hangouts and the rare Sydney visit. (I visit between one and three times a month). So I am very conscious of trying to keep productive. On the other side, not being in a city allows me to focus. I can turn the phone off and just pound away at a problem. That often can't happen in a city."

"The other thing I have found is that allocating time to solving a problem doesn't work. If it is important then I find the more time you leave yourself to solve a problem, the less you actually need. In an office there is always someone chipping away at your time. Don't get me wrong, I realise it is a luxery to not be accountable to others for my hours or even days, but my teams and partners rely on me to solve problems... big problems and when I do, whether it took hours days or weeks to fix doesn't seem to matter any more."
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