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There are so many lenses through which to view Australian business culture it is difficult to know where to start. It may be that it is an impossible task. In saying that, some years ago I prepared a paper, How does the Australia Culture Impact on your business? This paper written in 1990 was written […]

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The economy has changed and will continue to change. That’s a fact. The Australian people are in various states of transition. Let me explain. William Bridges, in his work Managing Transitions:Making the most of Change (2009) , provides a framework and some definitions which have always helped me in understanding the issues to do with […]

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 Introduction: On Australia day this year I felt compelled to write a Blog on Moon Shots for Australia I was sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I had just been to the Getty Museum and it challenged my sense of being Australian. Where are the Big Dreams for Australia? So I wrote the […]

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  It might surprise most Australians to know that our nation has had 11 Nobel Prize winners.   Year Name Domain 1915 William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg Physics 1945 Howard Walter Florey Physiology or medicine 1960 Frank Macfarlane Burnett Physiology or medicine 1963 John Carew Eccles Physiology or Medicine 1964 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov Physics […]

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If you want to make the gods laugh -tell them you are planning! The capacity to be strategic does not come easily to everyone and /or every business. There is a quote, which captures this dilemma perfectly. “When you are up to your “a-se” in alligators it is really hard to remember the objective is […]

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“Your imagination is the preview to coming attractions.” Einstein For those of you with young children who have ever been on a long drive there are questions which are “front of mind” How much longer? Are we there yet? Older ones might want to know where they are going? For those of you who are […]

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The debate about Free Trade v Protection is as old as the Australian Federation. The question then was about the survival of Australia. What is the question now? There are two major examples of this debate on the table as I write this. The offer to buy Pac Brands by Hanes Brands a US company […]

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The recent announcement about the submarines in SA is a sign the Government is serious about something. Jobs in SA Jobs in Australia Winning an election (or just some seats in SA) It has a focus on Defence – a major rationale for Federation in Australia It is genuinely interested in Industry Development in Australia […]

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Are-we-building-nation-phd-baristas? There is a looming fear among young people in the Australian labour market that they will not find jobs commensurate with their educational levels because they are ‘over-qualified’.The economics suggests these apprehensions are well founded, with 26 per cent of young graduates in Australia being ‘under-utilised’ in 2013. Policymakers cannot take this situation lightly. At […]

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