LAST Conference Anywhere

LAST Anywhere Talk with Andy Kelk

Culture Gardening with Andy Kelk

Andy’s Talk Outline


Support Andy’s Talk

This talk isn’t paywalled. You can support the speaker and the organisers by clicking the button above. Info…

About the talk

“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.”

That’s the advice from Jim Collins in his 2002 book Good to Great. One of the findings of his research was that a large part of success comes not from the strategy you put in place or the processes you implement but from the people you work with. To quote one of the leadership principles of the 3M company: “Of all the pathways to growth, investing in our people is most important. The premise is simple – if your people grow, your company will grow.”

For people from technical roles, it can be hard to grasp, but the path to building effective teams is a lot more like gardening than it is like computer programming. People are certainly not as predictable as a computer and discovering what to do takes time, energy, determination and hard work. But the results are worth the effort you put in.

Andy joined via video from Melbourne Australia.

About Andy

Andy is the CTO at Marketplacer – a global provider of marketplace platforms. With a background in digital businesses, Andy combines strong technical knowledge with commercial understanding.   Andy has previously worked for News Corp, REA Group, iProperty Group and Australia Post leading product and technology development. Andy works in agile environments and is passionate about developing and mentoring teams to build great products.


Title: Culture Gardening with Andy Kelk
Date: Monday 30 March 2020 (Australia/NZ), Sunday 29 March 2020 (North America/UK)
Duration: 60 minutes
Start Time:
Melbourne, Sydney. 11:30am AEST
Wellington. 1:30pm NZST,
Boston. 8:30pm EDT (29 March)
Los Angeles. 5:30pm PDT (29 March)
London. 1:30am (30 March)
Keywords: Virtual meetings, virtual conferences, virtual collaboration, remote work.

About LAST Anywhere Talks

LAST stands for Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking. It was born out of meetup groups and then a conference, started in Melbourne AU in 2012. Since then, it grew to also be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide. 1st Conference (Organisational Agility) and Spark the Change Melbourne (Meaning and Purpose at work and in society) are related conferences.

LAST Anywhere talks and workshops draw subject matter from the full range of topics covered by LAST, 1st and Spark the Change. Delivered online, they aim to provide non-formal learning and valuable interactions, and extend on the value provided by physical events.

All you need is a good internet connection, a webcam, headphones, and a microphone. Also, you will need the focus to be present and make the most of the session.