Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Trent O'Sullivan Trade Sub-contractor

Hi Everyone, Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of us at Trade-Up!   The office will be closed from 5pm on 22nd December and will re-open on 8th January 2018. During this time, we will have minimal staff available to maintain support.  If you need any assistance, you can still get a hold of one of us on …

Commonwealth Bank to deliver ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain

Trent O'Sullivan Productivity

Commonwealth Bank to deliver ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain  By Asha McLean | December 5, 2017 — 04:02 GMT (15:02 AEDT) | Topic: Banking The bank’s head of blockchain has revealed the Commonwealth Bank is currently implementing with a large world issuer in what will be a ‘world-first’ issuance of a bond on the blockchain that it hopes to bring to market …

Building an Industry – ISVs must make the leap from software products to digital platforms

Trent O'Sullivan Industry Links

Corporate Trade-Up 40 ISVs must make the leap from software products to digital platforms There is a lot that is already written on the impact of digital accelerating technologies on various businesses and industry sectors, and perhaps Digital Transformation is nearing the peak of inflated expectations in the classic Gartner hype cycle. The question that is often not addressed is: …

The People Are Not The Problem!

Trent O'Sullivan Productivity, Quality

Leaders are not responsible for the job, they are responsible for the people who are responsible for the job.  There are ‘Leaders’ and ‘Those Who Lead’ ‘Leaders’ hold a position of power or authority, and people follow them because they have too. ‘Those Who Lead’ inspire others, and people follow because they want too. When the majority of people behave …

What you do proves what you believe

Trent O'Sullivan Productivity

Law of Diffusion of Innovation Innovators are comfortable making intuitive gut decisions based on what they believe, because they want to be first. Early Adopters will not try something until someone else has tried it first. Early Majority will adopt a new product after seeing it used successfully by either “innovators” and “early adopters” Late Majority adopts new technology only after …