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Undoing the spin

In 12 short months, Australia has been put into an inflation (or wage-price) spiral. What is it? What is causing it? And how do we stop being spun off track? An inflation spiral is the cause-and-effect relationship where rising wages increases the price of goods and services, increasing both the cost base and potentially the […]

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Time to Come Clean

Credibility and good ethics are essential to keeping a business sustainable. Businesses and investors are outdoing each other to puff up their green credentials, after all, impressing customers, staff and peers with how green we can be is according to many surveys a key success factor. ASIC is now finally cracking down on so called […]

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Life’s like a freeway

For a number of years now, I have held a firm belief that businesses and our society evolves at the pace of the Lowest Common Denominator. This applies to most things around us but is easiest to explain with this example. Think of driving down a two-lane freeway with a 100 km/h speed limit (a […]

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Somethings gotta give

Where is everybody? Having enjoyed over 30 years of consecutive growth and improvements in living standards, we’ve become accustomed to an increasingly cushy lifestyle. There’s now a push for a 4-day working week whilst keeping weekly earnings unchanged, which is likely to gain widespread populistic support. But how is the extra 20% of work going […]

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Too smart for our own good?

For the first time, this article has in part been written by “something”, rather than someone. AI (Artificial Intelligence) is well and truly here, and many jobs can already be done without people. First, let’s hear from Chat GPT (I shortened the full responses), then I’ll take the controls again. Let us know what you […]

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New year, new you?

Are you one of the 41% of people who made a New Year’s resolution? Those who set goals are 10 times more likely to achieve than those who don’t. Hate to be the person to break it to you, but new years resolutions have a higher failure rate than normal goals. Why? People just don’t […]

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The True Worth of Nothing

I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, some that I still kick myself for. One of my biggest regrets is something I didn’t do, rather than something I did do: invest in cryptocurrency. However, as this spectacular story about the meteoric rise to become the world’s third largest crypto exchange and then even more […]

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Can’t hack it?

One of the key assets of a business or institution is the information they collect. So it should be no surprise that data hacking has now escalated to the point where it is a potentially devasting threat to business and individuals. 32% of Australians have had their data exposed in the past year, compared to […]

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Big Bad Bet

“The house always wins”. Gambling odds are never in favour of the average punter, and that has been confirmed by the recent cancellation of the gambling licences of Australia’s two large Casino operators, but they will still be allowed to operate. So despite a supposedly heavily regulated industry falling foul of the law, as fishy […]