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I have over 20+ years experience working in speciality financial advice and strategy for Small Business Owners & their families, Professionals & Partnerships. This is a selection of my recent thoughts, projects and direct links to my commercial brands. Take a look around and if you want to work together, please feel free to get in touch for a chat to see if we are aligned.

Drew Browne - thought provocateur

Case Study: Made possible by passion & technology

Made possible by passion and technology A modern small business case study

A Cool Project How technology, empowered one financial services practice to make an Australian first difference, in just under 90 days

How one company’s belief that everyone deserves a fair go led to the creation of a specialty online business brand, providing Life Insurance services for Australians with well-managed HIV or Diabetes and other complex health conditions or hard to insure occupations.

Podcast: The Story of Patricia

The Story of Patricia The podcast

Cool Project - One Grandmothers fight to do what's right Battling HIV Stigma in Australia

Project Patricia is an Australian story of one determined grandmother's fight against HIV stigma and discrimination — and it's simply too important not to document.

So we made it into a radio studio-grade Podcast to preserve as a primary resource for generations to come — The Story Of Patricia.

Its truths must never be allowed to be forgotten.

Have a Cool Project?

Cool Projects

Life and Business is more fun when shared If you have an interesting project, panel discussion, business award or potential joint venture to discuss, let's chat

Spoiler alert — there’s no such thing as a self-made person

In fact, the majority of the self-proclaimed self-made millionaires in business seem to have little practical skill sets we can learn from today - apart from a collection of war stores and antidotes about life was harder back then.

As their situations were different, their resources, environment and opportunities different – if they still cling to the vanity of ‘how they did it all their way’ – it’s no surprise a modern business owner might find little that’s positive that we can learn from such a personality.

We believe that building a modern successful business is a team sport because there’s simply not enough time in the day for a single individual to do everything well. And if you try to do everything yourself, you'll most likely end up doing everything poorly.

To add insult injury, you’ll probably be overtaken by the person whose' partnering with others.

We have a conversation architecture for talking about partnerships and joint ventures

We see partnerships as an intersection of three core elements of;

  • Brand,
  • Distribution and
  • Product

When looking at what a potential commercial partner can bring to the table, it's usually addressed by one of these three core principles.

Our experience to date has been there are 6 board types of partnerships.

  1. Brand partnerships - where a person or a brand can enhance the reputation of another.
  2. Product partnerships - where a person or a brand can add to an existing product offering and add additional value to a client.
  3. Distribution partnership - where a person or brand can simply get you in front of more people, (perhaps the right people) or provide more 'bums on seats'.
  4. Investment partnerships - where a person or organisation can provide additional financial resources.
  5. Introduction partnerships - where partnering with people who can introduce you to other key business leaders.
  6. Insights partnerships - where partnering with a person or a team can help provide intelligent insights based upon new experiences and their exposure to real-world opportunities and divergent thinking.

So if you have an interesting idea to consider, a panel discussion to promote, a key issue interview, perhaps an award to Judge or a business strategy to test, let’s have a conversation.

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Drew Browne Thought Provocateur
Founder & CEO Sapience Financial & Unusual Risks Insured

Enjoyed what you've read and want to work together?
You can contact me here. If one of the financial services I’ve referred to is of interest, you can learn more about them on one of my commercial brands' websites where you can contact me too.

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Hi, I'm Drew.

An Entrepreneur specialising in Financial Services with a heart for Australian Small Business Families.

Todays Modern Business Leadership requires so much more than a formal qualification and a blind hope that customers will automatically beat a path to your brand's door. Business leaders can do a lot of things right, and still miss the future. An effective modern business needs to be part of the bigger conversations than just money.

Certainly, money is not the meaning of everything but it is at the centre of everything. Getting better with our money attitudes and behaviours is an essential part of life and business.

So what does the future of life and business look like? It's diverse, inclusive and belonging – and how do I know?

Because its expectation has already arrived. #AdviceEquality

Check out My Blog


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein


My Commercial Brands.

Sapience Financial — A niche Financial Services practice specialising in looking after Small Business Owners & their Families, Professionals & Partnerships.

Check out The Sapience Blog

Unusual Risks Insured — A specialty Risk Insurance Advice brand looking after people Australia wide from diverse backgrounds, or with chronic health conditions or working in often hard to insure occupations and people with high privacy needs.

Check out The Unusual Risks Blog