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Building A Cathedral

As some of you may know, we’re big fans of Simon Sinek and his incredible book Start With Why (2009), so much so that we’ve published several excerpts from his book on our blog. Which is why, in honour of our 21 years in business this year, we wanted to explore the ‘cathedral’ we’ve been […]

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Mezzanine 2020 Update - Luke Burrel and Liz Knapp with Wildflowers Founder Belinda Ramirez

Starting the year grateful – 2020 update

2020 started with a very full schedule for us, with lots of things happening at once. We’re happy to report we’ve made it through the first six weeks of the year with our sanity intact and some admirable work all thanks to our incredible team and equally brilliant clients. This year one of our goals […]

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Redefining business with purpose – Part 3

If you want to build a meaningful, spirited brand that owns its space, and a company that truly acts in alignment with its values, focus on intrinsic motivation in your business and brand strategy. What drives your company at a human level? What drives your ideal customer? How can you create empathic alignment to bring out the best in each other? Nikki shares Part 3 of her blog series 'Redefining business with purpose'.

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Redefining business with purpose – Part 2

We all want to leave a legacy of some kind, or if not a legacy, at least something positive in our wake. We start out striving for betterment - a better way to serve, a more useful product, better solutions, a better connection, or maybe just simply striving for our own betterment every day. Purpose moves us towards meaning, drive, passion and fulfilment. It's the origin of collaboration, contribution, innovation, growth and a positive future. Nikki shares Part 2 when it comes to redefining purpose in business!

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Broadening the scope of ideas

Finding ways to keep our team thinking creatively is the fun part of my role here at Mezzanine. I recently implemented ‘random objects’ for use as a trigger – to create associations and connections in our subconscious, which help bring about fresh, new ideas to a challenge. The team are given 15 minutes to right down as many ideas as possible – the resulting ideas don't have to be directly associated with the objects, so the exciting thing is to see where the chosen object takes them in their imagination!

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Pursuing something more than just the ol’ 9–5 at Sydney’s NewCo Business Festival

The way that NewCo works as a business festival is that you plan your schedule on their mobile phone app and travel between each office space to sit in on a design thinking workshop, strategy session or receive a sizeable dose of inside knowledge with their respective business leader. What's different about these select companies is that they are intentionally harnessing their true and higher purpose which leads into creating positive change in our world – we're pretty excited that more and more businesses are pursuing something more than just the ol' 9–5.

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Find Your Possible – S1E17 feat. Dr Jason Fox – What inspires people to do great work?

Jason is a renowned speaker, Author and leadership advisor - specifically known for his research on motivation strategy and building for the future of work. He and his team at The Cleverness continually seek answers to the question - what inspires people to do great work? In this episode we chat to Jason about unlocking curiosity, meaningful progress, action + apathy, and focussing on the projects that matter.

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Brand Marketing Manager of Thankyou, Becky Chua, Mezzanine Find Your Possible Podcast EP16

Find Your Possible – S1E16 feat. Thankyou – Embodying purpose in your team culture

Many of you would have heard the inspiring story and idea behind Thankyou’s inception – but what we don’t always see is how this social enterprise embodies their driving purpose to eliminate global poverty into their everyday practice and team culture. We were excited to chat to their Brand Marketing Manager Becky Chua, about their people movement, bold initiatives, making great products and building something meaningful.

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