People and organisations closely related to the work that we do
Interface Ltd – A leader in sustainable industry. About founder, Ray Anderson. Also about sustainability business policies.
Interface Ltd – 2006 Annual Report showing how business success and sustainability can enhance each other.
Interface Ltd – Founder, Ray Anderson. Short explanation of his core ideas on this video.
World Business – Site on supporting businesses “that are adopting a new tradition of responsibility for the whole by defining their own interest in a wider perspective of society.”
Paul Hawken – Entrepreneur and author of The Ecology Of Commerce. A seminal work.
Bismarck Ramu Group, Papua New Guinea firstname.lastname@example.org – A very effective community development group.
Climate Positive – Measure your own carbon emissions and become carbon positive.
Trees For Life, South Australia – Revegetating South Australia’s remnant bushland areas.
Trees For Life, UK – Restoring the once great Caledonian forests in Scotland.
Trees For Life, USA – Planting fruit trees in developing countries – moving from the victim mentality to responsibility.
Sustainable Industry Research Centre – Australian site. Well worth a visit.
Sustainable Business Council Missoula Area, Montana, USA – A good example of how local businesses can work together.
Steven Covey – Well known author of business books – like “The Seven Habits…”
Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge, from MIT, studies “learning organisations”. Deep thinking.
The Fifth Discipline In Action – The field book for “The Fifth Discipline.”
Jack Canfield – Interesting and practical books by known entrepreneur who has studied successful people for many years.
Ricardo Semler and Semco Ltd – Ricardo Semler wrote a stimulating book Maverick (Century, London 1998) about involving the whole of the work force in running his business, in Brazil.
Michael Gerber – “The E Myth” and other interesting ideas about growing small businesses.
Rural Industries Research And Development Corporation – Australian government site packed with good information covering areas like capacity building.
The Indigenous Economic Development Unit of the Department Of Business And Economic Development, Northern Territory – Has been doing some great work in encouraging indigenous businesses.
Innovation Australia – Australian government site on interesting innovations in Australian business.
Katherine West Health Board – A highly effective indigenously run regional health service in the Northern Territory.
Sunrise Health Service – A highly effective indigenously run regional health service in the Northern Territory.
Desart – Effective, and highly regarded, regional organisation supporting aboriginal art centres across Central Australia.
Reconciliation Australia – Very progressive, innovative, practical and constructive in its approach in the area of reconciliation between indigenous people and mainstream Australia.
Reconciliation Australia / BHP Billinton Governance Awards – Practical and supportive governance awards sponsored by BHP Billinton. One of our clients, Sunrise Health Service, came second in the national finals of the inaugural awards in 2005.
Outback Stores – A not for profit supporting indigenous people to run their own stores. Brings the best of the business world to the indigenous field. Committed and motivated team.
Warlayirti Artists – A highly successful aboriginal art centre – both commercially and culturally. Located in the remote aboriginal community of Balgo in the Kimberly region of Western Australia.
Larrakia Development Corporation, Darwin, Northern Territory – An indigenous business that competes successfully with the best of the mainstream.
Peppered Black – Innovative multicultural indigenously owned security business, in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
Dreamtime Gallery – You want an aboriginal number plate for your vehicle, well if you live in Queensland, Australia then indigenous entrepreneur Michael J Connolly will provide you with one!
Bismarck Ramu Group, Papua New Guinea – A great example of a community development organisation.
PBSP: Philippines Business For Social Progress – Highly regarded. Funded by leading companies in the Philippines through a percentage of their profits.
Mango – Management Accounting For Non Government Organisations. Works at the heart of transparency and good accounting practice.
Mango: World Best Practice In Financial Reporting – Little Fish’s financial tools given in examples of best world wide practice of financial reporting in development work on the Mango site.
Rural Industries Research And Development Corporation (RIRDC) – An Australian government web site packed with good information/ideas.
RIRDC – Capacity Building – Area of RIRDC site focusing on capacity building.
Enabling Change – A site packed with practical tools developed from on the ground experience. See director Les Robinson’s Co-Create – ‘the complete facilitator's guide to collaborative projects.’
The Aurora Project – Based in Sydney – The Aurora Project is the collective name for a number of programs that work with Australia's indigenous communities and organisations to facilitate prosperity through capacity building.
Torqaid – International best practice in development work. Participatory Program Management.
Desert Knowledge – Covers the desert regions in 5 states of Australia – establishes links and fosters innovative social and commercial ventures.
Desert Knowledge on Little Fish – The way we were! An interesting retrospective on Little Fish. We were one of 2 desert companies highlighted on their web site a few years ago. The other company is about 2000 km away! Has audio and video.
See Resources – Financial Literacy on this site
Hearing Impairment – Dr. Damien Howard’s review paper indicates that up to 70% of indigenous people in Australia suffer from auditory processing problems. This is 7 times the level found in most other groups. Considers use of visual presentation very important.
Conceptual Diagrams – An approach to using graphics and pictures that dovetails closely with what we do.
Conceptual Models – Another approach to using graphics and pictures that dovetails closely with what we do.
Natural Maths – A very innovative and effective approach to numeracy. Very relevant to the work