One of the reasons I came down to Melbourne this week was to meet the academic at Ducere Business School. That happened in Camberwell this morning.
A couple of months ago, Jess from Collabosaurus set us up with Ducere to chat about how they might be able to help solve one of VIVA's big strategic problems. This was at the start of November, and around the time when five massive tech players moved into the same consumer space as VIVA - oh Nelly, that is a story and a half... and much too much for me to write about in one single blog post. I will start drip feeding details of this over the next few months as we work together with the MBA students at Ducere.
It was fantastic to meet Dom, one of the academics on the case, and Natalia, the coordinator for this project. I think this is going to be great fun as we try to figure out the what's what and why's why.
The coffee in Melbourne is better than Sydney.
Mark and I coffeed afterwards to talk about a different business opportunity. I will have to tell you about that another time as well... but that would be straying far off topic, and we will need a really good segue.