Opinion

Take the politics out of education

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Political influence invariably seeps into every aspect of society, whether it is infrastructure, business, health care or education. Even though education should be void of political bias, that is not the case in Australia. At least Education Minister Christopher Pyne seems to think so. Kritika Seksaria reports. Mr Pyne...

It’s a mad, mad world

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March Madness is the most awaited event of the year for the sports savvy. Not necessarily for sport itself, but because of the money a lucky person can win if they correctly guess the winners of all 63 games in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament 2014. Although the...

Lessons from the kids: lesson #1

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David Spark is a business adviser and father. In this series, he examines what we can learn from our kids and how we can apply this to our business lives. At Christmas time the wife and I loaded the kids into the SUV for our annual family holiday and headed...

Building the best brand money can buy

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The best way to build a brand is to make sure it’s worth investing in before you start, writes Jon Michail. Throwing money at a brand in the short-term can have some benefit and throwing tons of money can even help in the medium-term; however for brand value to...

  • Being a super boss on a shoestring: Six healthy habits

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    The difference between a Horrible Boss and a Super Boss could be a few habits, says Dr Peter Stebbins.  Did you know that we spend 34% of our lives (approximately 228,708 hours!) trying to successfully ride the Wave of Life of work? Small businesses in Australia represent 97% of...

    Mis-selling by financial advisers a top ethical issue

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    An annual global survey of CFA Institute members has found that concerns about mis-selling by financial advisers have increased significantly over the past year in Australia, despite the government’s stated intention to restore public confidence in the finance industry in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Almost half...

    The loss of trust

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    For those of us who have grown up in environments where ‘hand shake deals’ and ‘your word is your bond’ were expected, and the punishment for breaking trust was not generally settled in a court room, the modern world of business can be perplexing at best and downright soul...

    Tweet this!

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    Twitter entered the world of ‘public companies’ in a blaze of glory – now it is time for it to deliver. Finally, even the brains behind Twitter have admitted that their design is flawed, or in other words: #fail @Twitter. Too many people have no clue. After a successful...

  • Creating the best business money can buy

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    ”All men dream: not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are the dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it...

    Privatise the NBN rollout

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    Before the last election many people were championing the Labor party’s National Broadband Network (NBN) as the best thing since sliced bread. They didn’t seem to care how much it cost taxpayers or whether or not it was value for money, writes Jamie McIntrye. Undoubtedly, these types of voters...


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