The Core

The importance of giving back

The concept of ‘giving’ can take many forms, but the joy it brings is the greatest gift, writes Pat Mesiti. It is said, “The depth of a person’s wealth is not in what they have but in what they give.” If this is so, then the wealth of a...

There is no looking back

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Regret and disappointment are natural emotions, but how you deal with them can have serious impact on your business decisions, writes Wai-Yee Chen. When asked to review past performances, some gloss over past negative results or decisions and launch straight into the profitable stocks picked or decisions that resulted...

All the world is a stage

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We’ve all had the acting buzz. We’ve all thought we could be the next DeNiro or Streep. Some just want to be the next Monroe… however acting isn’t that easy. Yet the skills actors possess can go a long way to helping people in life and business. Lisa Peers...

Plan for the outlier

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Preparing for bad times as well as good will make you a better trader, writes Louise Bedford. All traders dream of buying something at $0.10 and having it go to $50. Unfortunately most do not consider the reverse – buying something at $50 and having it go to $0.10....

  • The ultimate growth adventure: South Africa

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    Federico Re shares his personal experiences at the Ultimate Growth Adventure program. It all began at 4.30am, on 25 November 2013, at Johannesburg airport. I had arrived at the international terminal one hour early, and nobody was there waiting for me, as planned. I was starting to feel anxious...

    The future of lending

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    The lending environment is catching up with the rest of the world, writes Nick Raphaely. “It’s not personal; it’s business” is an old saying that just might be about to get the boot. It reflects a time when being in business meant that it was your interests against everyone...

    Strategy first, creativity second

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    In the overwhelming and sometimes frustrating world that is today, the reality of our lives is overbearing. There’s no doubt that with the likes of technology and the digital world, the constant communication we all face day in and day out is painful, writes Michael Kava. As a result,...

    What we can learn from rats

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    The brain is more easily stimulated than satisfied, writes Louise Bedford. Have you ever fired up the Google search box for the purposes of finding something relevant to your next task – only to find yourself four hours later amazed by your new found knowledge that a crocodile cannot...

  • Is 2014 the year of the property Lemming?

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    With many of us falling into the trap of the copycat property investor, how can we avoid the pitfalls? Oasis Property chief executive Gavin McPherson explains. It’s one thing to study an asset in hindsight and make an assertion post performance, and quite another to completely see an opportunity for...

    Small business not yet a priority

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    Nick Raphaely comments on the national priorities for small business. As Robert Menzies famously once said, we are “a nation of lifters, not leaners”. Time and time again, we have seen Australian small businesses come up with the best ideas, the best products and employ the best talent to...


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