Opinion

Remember my name?

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Where do ex-Prime Ministers go when the curtain comes down and they need to fill their egos? In particular, where would a former Prime Minister go to impose his or her will on the rest of Australia? The likely scenario for Kevin Rudd is that he takes up a post...

Polly wolly doodle all the time

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Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in personality profiling and psychometric testing. He is a Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Vice President of Research and Innovation at Hogan Assessment Systems, and has previously taught at the London School of Economics and New York University....

Entrepreneurship: the key to SME growth

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There has been a lot written about the effect of government on small business in this issue, however a strong SME rarely depends on government of any political persuasion to be of real benefit to their growth. The Coach, Jon-Michail examines why SMEs don’t need government support. Entrepreneurs by...

Creating gender intelligence

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A 21st century Australia should be about gender intelligence not just for corporate Australia, but also Australian politics, writes Jamie McIntyre. The 21st Century Group of companies has been a passionate advocate in supporting women to have more top level management and board level corporate roles.  It is even...

  • It’s time to cut the tape

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    The word, written on subway walls and in tenement halls, is that red tape is running small business in Australia into the ground. Dennis McIntyre questions the need for so much red tape. The consensus among small business owners is that bureaucracy and the red tape that defines government...

    The politics of infrastructure

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    Without appropriate investment in infrastructure, Australia will struggle to achieve sustainable economic growth and improve the quality of life for current and future generations. Asset management, a process for delivering value from assets, balanced with other needs such as cost, safety, environment and sustainability, is an essential part of...

    Differ by quality

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    Using innovation to grow your business, while remaining faithful to your original ideals and customers, will ensure you stay ahead of the competition, writes Dorry Kordahi. Q: How can you disqualify the competition, redefine the standards and change the decision criteria in the way customers buy? A:    I think...

    Woolworths is no master

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    The disaster that is Woolworths’ entry into the hardware market should stand as an important lesson for anyone in business. Enough has been written about the merits or mostly otherwise of the Coles Woolworths monopoly; even the publisher of this magazine has had a dig on his news site...


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