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AIB Guest Speaker featured in In-Business Magazine

16th September 2014 / News
Following the success of our Adelaide alumni event in May, in-business featured an article about our guest speaker, serial entrepreneur Matthew Michalewicz, and his advice for business professionals.

Click to read the full In-Business Magazine article

Matthew Michalewicz to speak at Horizon 2014 Conference

14th June 2014 / News
There is a movement emerging in Australia. On June 14th Horizon calls anyone who is looking for the motivation, resources and mindset to achieve their goals and drastically change their life. Horizon is the opportunity for you to see some of the most successful entrepreneurs from around the world. Held at UNSW RoundHouse, you will discover the secrets behind massive success, be entertained by amazing stories and see the challenges one must go through in order to achieve their goals and win. Horizon is the first ever in Sydney so tickets are limited and subject to availability. We wish that this is the year which you take action for your life and start living it to your full potential.

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Internationally renowned speakers confirmed for MEA 2014

13th March 2014 / News
Matthew Michalewicz

Author of ‘Life in Half a Second: How to achieve success before it’s too late’ Matthew has 20 years experience in entrepreneurship and innovation. His book and talks have inspired many to seize the day and take charge of their lives. All delegates will receive a free copy of Matthew’s book to take away and put his experiences and advice into practice.

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PBEVENT Speaker Announcement: Matthew Michalewicz

12th March 2014 / News
Matthew is an international expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, and success psychology. He has established boards that include former heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs, and has a track record of starting businesses from scratch and selling them for tens of millions of dollars.

Matthew’s session “From ideas to action: Your blueprint for achieving success and turbocharging your blog” is going to be unmissable!

Click to read the full article on Problogger Events

Be inspired at AIME 2014

14 February 2014 / News
As Australia’s largest international business events exhibition, the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will welcome over 750 exhibitors and 3,500 attendees from around the globe. The show is the perfect place to find fresh ideas, make new connections and discover the latest innovations.

The amazing Saxton Ultimate Event Experience will also return for its fifth year to dazzle and delight, and guests can look forward to hearing from a number of well-known personalities and entertainers. Michelle Bridges from Channel Ten’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ will present her blueprint for success, while Matthew Michalewicz will present on the ‘Science of Success’ based on his groundbreaking new book ‘Life in Half a Second’.

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Key Person of Influence - Live Business Conference

7 February 2014 / News
Build your brand and raise your personal profile with General Admission tickets to a full day business conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hear from Matthew Michalewicz, a Pitching legend who sold his company last year, the third fastest growing company in Australia, for tens of millions; Valerie Khoo, profile expert and author of Power Stories: The 8 Stories you MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business.

Whether you're an entrepreneur or in small business, this value-packed day is designed to set you up for success, introducing you to ideas and strategies to turn your skills, talents and experience into a profitable business.

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Stuck In A Dream? Here's The One Secret The $12bn Self-Help Industry Always Fails To Sell

23 January 2014 / News
The self-improvement industry is worth $12 billion annually with more than 45,000 self-help titles in print.

Each year, more books are published and more dollars spent. And each year, the poor keep getting poorer. How poor? The median American in the bottom quintile of wealth is 63% poorer than his counterpart a generation ago, with similar drops in wealth for the next two socioeconomic strata.

These are the people buying books, listening to tapes, attending seminars, spending $12 billion on self-improvement each year. And it’s getting them nowhere.

Click to read the full article in Business Insider Australia

Matthew Michalewicz to Speak at Australasia CPD Tour 2014

5 December 2013 / News

Do you know yourself well enough to capitalise on your strengths and ultimately deliver great value?

The Australasia CPD Tour in 2014 will focus on how you can maximise your contribution and fulfil the vision of brand ‘actuary’...

“...that wherever there is uncertainty of future financial outcomes, actuaries are sought after for their valued advice and authoritative comment.”

Do not miss this opportunity to learn from internationally renowned entrepreneur, innovator and author Matthew Michalewicz how to:

  • develop a deeper understanding of your personal brand and identify your unique point of difference;
  • know your audience and tailor your approach; and
  • deliver great value by bringing all this together to maximise your contribution.

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Matthew Michalewicz Life in Half a Second Book Launch

29th October 2013 / News


Please join us for the latest book launch of Matthew Michalewicz LIFE IN HALF A SECOND.

Tuesday 29th October 2013 - 5.30pm until 7.30pm
BDO Centre
Level 7, 420 King William Street, Adelaide

Thursday 7th November 2013 - 5.30pm until 7.30pm
Level 11, 1 Margaret Street, Sydney

Wednesday 27th November 2013 - 5.00pm until 7.00pm
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Thursday 28th November 2013 - 5.30pm until 7.30pm
Level 6, 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Adelaide - Please click here to RSVP.
Sydney - Please click here to RSVP.
Melbourne - Please click here to RSVP.
Brisbane - Please click here to RSVP.

For more details please contact Anna on (08) 7421 1430 or

Life is short, too short. In the grand scheme of the universe, you only have half a second to live – half a second to pursue your dreams, live fully, and succeed. You don’t have a moment to lose.

Truthful and hard hitting, Life in Half a Second is the first "fact-based" formula for achieving success in life and business. Proven through thousands of studies and decades of research, it presents the five doors you must walk through to achieve success in your career, business, or personal life.

Gimmicks, mind tricks, fairy tales, and wishful thinking NOT INCLUDED. Just facts.

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Selling Tactics And Growth for Exit (STAGE) - Information and Networking Session

24 September 2013 / News


Two areas that entrepreneurs and small business struggle with are sales and exits. To maximize the value you have created in your business, you must increase your revenues, so a focus on sales must take priority. Building this ‘value’ is one of the most important steps in preparing your business for exit.

BDO and Kain C+C Lawyers work in industries where clients regularly face these challenges and, along with Matthew Michalewicz, have partnered to deliver a group mentoring program focused on
Selling Tactics And Growth for Exit (STAGE).

Please join us at a cocktail function to launch the program and find out about the benefits for businesses poised for growth.

Matthew Michalewicz, an internationally recognised expert in entrepreneurship, innovation, and success psychology, will explain the program and also present an in-depth analysis of the SolveIT Software journey from start-up to 3rd fastest growing company in Australia to exit.

Matthew Michalewicz
Matthew has established boards that include former heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and fortune 500 CEO's, and has a track record of starting businesses from scratch and selling them for tens of millions of dollars. From 2005-2012, Matthew was the co-founder and CEO of SolveIT Software, a supply chain optimisation business he grew from zero to almost 180 people and $20 million in revenue before selling the business to Schneider Electric.

5.00pm to 7.30pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

Kain C+C Lawyers 315 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

Please click here to register by 13th September 2013 or contact Anna Storen,, 7421 1430 for more details.

Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.

We hope you can make it.

Click to download the program flyer.

"Matthew is an accomplished speaker, but more than that, he presents with the utmost authority and credibility. He has an ability to gauge the mood and interest of the audience, and tailor his comments and presentation to suit."

American Chamber of Commerce

"His experience in technology entrepreneurship, and business in general, allows Matthew to find a way to spark interest and make a connection with everybody in the audience."

Australian Institute for Commercialisation

"After hearing Matthew speak, you gain insight into what makes an entrepreneur tick, what drives him, and what motivates him as a Company Director to take an idea and turn it into a business. He speakers with passion and self belief, and above all, he is entertaining and very easy to listen to."

State Manager, Australian Institute of Company Directors

David Spear

"We got numerous comments about how easy to relate to Matthew was and how inspired people were to take charge of their own goals."

BOC Australia

"Advisers were highly impressed with Matthew Michalewicz and his Five Drivers of Personal and Business Success presentation. This session had the highest average of all sessions from the PD day series and was voted the most valuable plenary session overall and the most useful session overall."

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

"Matthew was an absolute hit at every event we had. His presentation is always delivered with passion and humour, and the feedback from our clients has been great! We would highly recommend Matthew to anyone wanting a keynote speaker."

Colonial First State

"Clear and direct, Matthew Michalewicz is a great speaker who inspires audiences by sharing his experiences and providing good advice."

Director, Slattery IT

Rachel Slattery

"Matthew is one of the most accomplished and sought after speakers on the business circuit who inspires audiences through his confident delivery. His message content is drawn from his vast commercial experiences, providing his audience with a relevant, valuable message in an entertaining manner."

InVenture Partners

"Matthew delivered a keynote that was thought provoking and inspiring, and which set the scene for our whole conference – attendees were still talking about it on the last day. I would certainly look to book Matthew again and have no hesitation in recommending him."

Graham Dear

CEO Leading Edge Buying Groups

"We were absolutely thrilled with Matthew. He was professional, on message, approachable, highly relevant, engaging, value-adding. Our delegates were exceptionally positive, and they were hard to please. Well done."

CEO, Liquor Marketing Group

Doug Misener

"Matthew's presentations provide that rare mix of being both educational and entertaining. He leaves you with core messages and key take-aways that can add value to your business and everyday life. If you are looking to inspire creativity and entrepreneurship, or just a motivational boost, I would highly recommend Matthew as a speaker."

State Manager, Macquarie Private Wealth

Kieran Purcell

"Matthew encapsulates the talented professional speaker who is able to engage and hold the attention of audiences at a level which could best be described as absolute. I highly commend Matthew to any organisation seeking to engage him in the capacity of speaker, confident with the knowledge he will deliver each and every time to the highest expectation!

SA Great

"Matthew is a fine, natural speaker and I have been delighted to engage his services for several important events. Drawing upon a variety of successful experiences, including leadership of several high-tech companies, Matthew is able to convey deep insights into issues such as the commercialisation process and work-life balance in a highly articulate and entertaining fashion."

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide

Dr. Mike Brooks