Making Ideas Happen at our 99U Melbourne Event [videos]

Insights in creative ideas-execution


“For too long, the creative world has focused on idea generation at the expense of idea execution.”


So: 99U exists to provide the missing curriculum for making ideas happen. We've been a fan of their work for the longest time. Their website is an incredible resource, and their annual conference in New York is epic.

We had the honour of being chosen as the ambassador for 99U in Australia. And—thanks to the support of the brilliant folks at The Centre for Workplace Leadership—we were able to put on an epic event.

It was one of those ‘you had to be there’ events. But if you weren't there (or if you wish to relive it), here are some videos from the main talks. 


Gavin Aung Than, creator of Zen Pencils


Everyone says work hard—but what does that actually mean? In this presentation, Gavin shares his strategy for meaningful work, unpacking ace insights for all of us.

I have a huge crush on Gavin's work—I loved that we were able to have him speak at our event. He also took the hit for us in terms of the venue's slide remote suddenly deciding to stop working, and handled it like a champ. Btw—Gav has just finished a world tour for his new book. You'll love it.


Dr Amantha Imber, founder of Inventium


Amantha shared the science behind why you need to stop taking advice. 

Amantha is one of my closest friends of all time and one of the savviest people on the planet when it comes to science-based innovation that actually produces results. 


Dr Jason Fox (that’s me)


And then I shared some thoughts on how to use self-doubt to unlock new progress and growth.

The world values confidence, clarity and conviction—but this counter-intuitive approach is much more effective.



Big thanks to the wizards at The University of Melbourne's Centre for Workplace Leadership, who sponsored this event. These guys are brilliant, and all about knowledge that works.

We don't know what's in store for 99U Melbourne in the future—it's all a big experiment. But I do know that it's worth subscribing to the 99U newsletter, buying their books and attending their annual conference.

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Oh—and of course—if you're subscribed to my museletter you'll be the first to hear of any other events we create and produce. This 99U event was free, can you believe? Tickets went in hours.