Wise words from Pause 2016

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Over 100 industry experts spoke at Pause Fest this year, and they shared plenty of real pearls of wisdom throughout the week.

We’ve sifted through all the sterling bits of advice they gave and picked out our favourite quotes from the entire festival. Here they are...

“Embrace failure, it’s part of the process. Fail fast, fail early, fail smartly.” Craig Boshier, Director at BCG Digital Ventures

“Digital is a critical business skill.” Tony Lee, Strategy Director at Ntegrity

“Internal capabilities, collaboration, tools and bravery are key conditions for successful digital evolution.” Laura Chisholm, CEO of Inlight Media

“The success you get from taking a calculated risk can change the whole organisation.” John Scott, CEO of DrinkWise Australia


“Brands that stand for something are much more likely to succeed.” Mark Cowan, Executive Chairman at Acorn Brands

“There's a group of dead businesses...You have to start innovating because the work is changing.” Sina Kresse, Senior Digital Consultant at Yoke

“It's not about being best in the world, it's about being better for the world.” Carolyn Tate, Founder of The Slow School of Business

“Big businesses need to deliberately re-invent themselves with new ideas and technologies to be fit for the future.” Vanessa Wolfe-Coote, Director at BCG Digital Ventures

“Gender and ethnic diversity is vital for innovation.” Philip Dalidakis, Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation & Trade

We definitely left Pause 2016 with enough food for thought to feed a digital army! What was your favourite piece of advice from the event? Share it with us on Twitter.


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