Business & Economy

Y Gen Y? This is Y…

Apparently, because we were born between 1981 and 1999, we are millennials. We are also called Generation Y, which makes more sense because when we look at how businesses are…

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What will our cities (and society) look like in 2050?

With a shift away from unskilled labour to ‘knowledge work’ where job opportunities are focused in the CBD, how we will manage this polarised society in the future? What will…

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Food vs ‘Food’: how pseudo-science is affecting the food industry

As a food professional who has worked in the industry for several years, I’ve always been fascinated at how food and the food industry can present such a vast array…

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Passionate about the job

Erich Gampenrieder is the leader of KPMG’s Global Supply Chain Centre of Excellence, based in Germany. Over the past 17 years he has led many international transformation supply chain programs.…

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Face-to-face over Facebook

There’s been some discussion in the media recently about how much time Australians spend on social networking sites. And that’s not just Gen Y and Gen X. One source estimated…

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Modern consumer, modular tastes

Fast food giant McDonald’s has entered an era of introspection as its CEO announces a slump in annual global sales of 15 percent and their strategy to remedy it. And…

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If music be the food of … ?

The answer, to those familiar with Shakespeare, is ‘love’, but it could just as easily be replaced with life, passion, relationships or whatever word or feeling takes your fancy. This…

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Small business is the big budget winner: but there are a few “quibbles”

Small businesses in Western Sydney – and all over the country – will have been largely pleased with Tuesday night’s Federal Budget announcements. They will certainly welcome the immediate write…

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Measuring regional resilience: introducing the Australian Regional Capacity Index

By any measure, Australia would be considered a resilient country, having weathered many economic and environmental challenges in recent times. Interest in this concept has recently gathered pace with resilience…

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Whose idea is that any way?

In the lead up to the recent NSW election win by the Baird Government – Premier Baird made it a policy imperative to seek out and receive ideas from the…

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The collaborative economy – it’s nothing new

The collaborative economy is not a new thing. In fact, history tells us that this concept of asset sharing and matching ‘I have’ with ‘I want’ is completely old school.…

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The confidence trick

It is a key responsibility of business to help promote confidence in our economy. With the current political uncertainty and rapid change in the political landscape – such as that…

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Look right, look left, look right again: embedding customer centric behaviour

Standing at a pedestrian crossing waiting for the light to turn green (after seeing Muse play at the local arena), with what seemed like three thousand people, it struck me…

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