Category: From the Founder

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Australia's 2017-18 Outlook

Australia’s 2017-18 Outlook

As Australia starts 2017-18, we can look back over the previous financial year and notice several interesting trends. Australia grew at a slow pace in 2016-17, a percentage point below…
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Ages of Progress

Ages of Progress

We have entered a fourth industrial revolution according to Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum. And his treatise provides a valuable platform on which to view human progress…
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The Nation’s Profitability Challenge

The Nation’s Profitability Challenge

This month we take a good hard look at business profitability and shatter some myths about excess profits that some well-intentioned but uninformed or envious people suggest are the norm,…
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The Housing Market

The Housing Market

Yes, it is true: housing is expensive in Australia. Measured as a multiple of average wages, Sydney housing is nearly one-and-a-half times that of London, and over twice that of…
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The Ascent of Asia

The Ascent of Asia

The September 2015 newsletter set out to create perspective for Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific region for the 21st century. In this newsletter, we revisit this issue and broaden…
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In Search of a More Rational World

In Search of a More Rational World

The year 2017 is likely to be the most turbulent since 2009, when the GFC was in full swing; except this time it includes political, racial, religious and terrorist issues…
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Australia in 2017

Australia in 2017

Global discombobulation seems to be the order of the day as we face 2017. Some bizarre politics, terrorism, mistruths about free trade and globalisation, digital disruption, polarised incomes and wealth,…
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The 2016 US Election in Perspective

The 2016 US Election in Perspective

The 8 November Election for the US Congress and President came at an interesting point in history. The economy of western countries, led by the US in the 20th century,…
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Urban myths versus the right information

Urban myths versus the right information

American corporates on the NYSE have been the world’s most profitable, on a weighted-average basis, in the post-Industrial Age over the past half century. The average American company’s profitability has…
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A Business Knowledge Quiz

A Business Knowledge Quiz

In a world being flooded with information, it is not easy to know – let alone remember – most information about the environment in which our nation’s 2.1 million businesses…
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