How can BHP expand production at Olympic Dam without a new source of power? Can Australia really increase production volumes in its minerals and metals industry without increasing the number of natural-gas fired plants that run on gas from the North West Shelf? These must be the questions that keep
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Driving through the leafy suburban streets of Balwyn a few weeks ago, I was struck by the number of real estate boards outside homes which had a strange little logo on them “In the Balwyn High School Zone”. Balwyn High, a state school, is one of the best performed schools
It’s patently clear. Do not stay at the Observatory Hotel in Sydney unless you want news of your most intimate moments splashed all over the newspapers. Rowan Atkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Metallica – all exposed in this piece.
What ever happened to discretion? What a disgrace – those media hungry staff,
For many, many years we have admired U2’s business practices. This band has succeeded in not only writing and recording multi-million selling albums and lucrative world tours, but their ability to create corporate structures which allow them stable and quality income streams which can even out the rollercoaster ride which
Alfred Chandler, the man who almost singlehandedly invented the field of study in Business Management, has passed away.
In the past few months, we have seen the deaths of many a great contributor to our thinking and society (namely, Milton Friedman) – Alfred Chandler was one of these “gurus”.
There’s an ad on TV (or at least it was on TV) which is absolutely infuriating and appaling. It shows emotive footage of pollution, small seabirds covered in oil, burning refineries, clouds of smoke, barren landscapes and then has a text caption: “Some of the biggest problems in the world
Although I’m only about two months late in reporting it, The Economist has done it again with a wonderful piece on buying “Fairtrade”, “ethically sourced” and “local” foods.
The main premise of the article is:
The aims of much of the ethical-food movement – to protect the environment, to encourage development
I LOVE IT. Consumption has consumed itself. Nothing is original. Affluence has become affluenza. The only thing which is original and unique is the journey that you take in life.
Participate. Join in. Does this mean we are about to see a resurgence in participatory democracy?