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Collective Hub Issue 51

Collective Hub combines style and substance with a fresh perspective on the issues that matter – across business, design, technology, social change, fashion, travel, food, film and art. Through a combination of high-profile stories and beautiful visuals in our print magazine, engaging digital content on our website, one-of-a-kind events, custom-made products and much more, Collective Hub’s constant vision is to uplift and empower people to live their fullest lives. Whether you are looking for a boost of creativity, professional advice from industry experts, the most exciting places to experience or a warm and practical pep talk, Collective Hub is your guide to making a positive impact in the world.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Messenger Group Pty Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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where in the world

AUSTRALIAGordon & GotchLocked Bag 527Frenchs ForestNSW 2086Tel: 1300 650 666AUSTRIAMorawa AustriaHackinger Strasse 521140 WienTel: +43 1 910 76 407BELGIUMAMPRoute de Lennik 4511070 BrusselsTel: +322 525 1411BRAZILBlack & WhiteRua Vespasiano 560Vila Romana – Sao Paolo – SPCEP: 05044-050Tel: +55 11 3675 3573CANADALMPI8155 Larrey StQuebecH1J 2L5Tel: +1 800 263 9661DENMARKA/S BladkomplagnietIslevdalvej 205DK-2610 RødovreTel: +453 327 7700FRANCEPresstalis30 Rue Raoul Wallenberg75931 ParisTel: +331 4928 7000GERMANYSaarbach19 Hans Boeckler StrasseHuerth50332Tel: +4922 3379 9632GIBRALTARL Sacarello96 Main StTel: +35 0200 77994GREECE2nd kilometerPaianias – Markopoulo AvePosition: Nisizi19400 Koropi – AttikiTel: +30 210 6022080HONG KONGTimes PublishingBlock C, 10/FSeaview Estate2–8 Watson Road, North PointTel: +852 3965 7810ICELANDPENNINN EHFGrensasvegur 11108 ReykjavikImported press Tel: +354 540 2004Switchboard: +354 540 2000ITALYMessinter SpaVia Compania 12San GiulianoMilanese 20098Tel: +39 257 512 612JORDANAramexPO BOX 375Amman 11118Location: Tla’a Al Ali45 Khalil Al Salem StreetOpposite Aramex InternationalKENYANation Newspaper LtdNation…

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51 founder’s letter

Productivity – I love this topic for so many reasons (which is exactly why we’ve dedicated an entire issue to the subject!). There are so many misconceptions associated with the word, but we’ve had a reality slap while making this mag… The truth is that being busy isn’t the same as being productive; you really don’t need a huge team to be efficient; and being the first person to arrive at the office and the last to leave won’t automatically make you effective.Last year for Collective Hub was a BIG lesson in the art of kicking goals in the right way; in how to create a culture that’s innovative, imaginative, nurturing and energetic; where getting stuff done is natural rather than micromanaged.We got super lean (like, I’m talking crash-diet), as…

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letter box

@breedesigns_SPOTLIGHTAnother month, another amazing issue! Happy 5-0! @collectivehub magazine holds [a place] very dear to my heart. It was the magazine that I picked up (Issue 16, to be exact) and I instantly fell in love. I was inspired by the stories of these entrepreneurial women who had stepped out and started their own business. I remember thinking, ‘Why hasn’t anyone else discovered this magazine?!’ and soon realised that I was different to the people around me. Collective Hub taught me how to dream, how to be bold and believe in myself. Without ya, I don’t know where I’d be. Thanks @lisamessenger for helping me discover my purpose. @breedesigns_I love your magazine and have been an avid subscriber for over two years. Your magazine was always a source of inspiration…

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best foot forward

When Brock Sykes launched Odd Pears from the garage of his parents’ Queensland home in 2013, he was just 21. The business has a firm focus on fun, selling quirky patterned socks in threes – two matching and one in the reverse colour of the pair’s pattern – providing all the ingredients you need to mix and match. Plus, if you manage to lose one in the washing machine sock vortex, it’s not such a big deal.Over the past four years, the business has experienced consistent growth and is now selling its mismatched wares around the world – all the more impressive for being, more or less, a one-man band.SINCE YOU LAUNCHED, WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT ABOUT RUNNING A BUSINESS?I wouldn’t know where to begin! Nothing happens overnight, especially for…

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sky’s the limit

Twin sisters Sarah and Emily Hamilton were each living in separate cities (New York and Singapore, respectively) when they were inspired by Birchbox, a successful American beauty subscription box. Neither had a background in beauty – Sarah was working for a magazine as general manager, while Emily was a serial entrepreneur with two businesses under her belt – but they noticed a gap in the market for a similar product in their home country of Australia. Their hunch paid offSix years on, and Bellabox is now the Asia-Pacific market’s leading beauty subscription box and has raised more than AU$7 million in investment. They have headquarters in both Singapore and Melbourne, where Sarah is now based. Members receive a monthly box containing at least five ‘minis’ – anything from body scrubs…

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15 of the most productive countries

1 LUXEMBOURGThe most productive country in the world, according to Expert Market’s annual analysis, this pocketsized European state is big on work-life balance. Luxembourgians are at liberty to arrange their outside interests and commitments around an average work week of only 29 hours – and receive a minimum of five weeks paid leave every single year.NORWAY2 NORWAYScandinavia’s productivity king is Norway, according to last year’s Global Productivity Report. Boasting a 27-hour working week, its workers are more than twice as productive as those in the UK and Israel. Not to mention cheerier. Norway topped the World Happiness Report last year, beating out Denmark in the smile stakes.SWITZERLAND3 SWITZERLANDSpending just over 30 hours a week at the office, the Swiss also relish the reliability of a punctual train system, and are…

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