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There was a time when the hallmarks of a great business were stability, a fat bank balance, and a steady growth trajectory. But today, the name of the game is innovation. And that has resulted in a cottage industry of people supporting new businesses who want to move from an idea to a saleable product or service that a business can be funded on. Annie Parker is the CEO of Lighthouse in Sydney. I spoke with her at the recent AWS Summit about Australia’s innovation culture.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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There was a time when the hallmarks of a great business were stability, a fat bank balance, and a steady growth trajectory. But today, the name of the game is innovation. And that has resulted in a cottage industry of people supporting new businesses who want to move from an idea to a saleable product or service that a business can be funded on. Annie Parker is the CEO of Lighthouse in Sydney. I spoke with her at the recent AWS Summit about Australia’s innovation culture.