Month: October 2011

Money for Nothing, That Ain’t Working

Why is the world economy is such dire straits? Because too many people, for too long, have assumed that if they have the cash, they can get more money, for nothing.

More discussion please

Mainstream electronic media is built around the sound bite and 24-hour news cycle. That means ideas get distilled down to their simplest form. There’s little room for discussion at a time when we need more of it.

The Pokie Tax Won’t Work or It Will, You Can’t Have it Both Ways

There’s a fierce debate about how much poker machine reforms will hurt the clubs. There’s no doubt they’ll take a pummelling, but then we have to look at how serious we are about fixing the problem.

The Future of IT Mega-Vendors

What is the role of the big IT vendors? Will they provide the applications and services of the future, of will they simply stick to the plumbing?

Primus chief fights against forced fibre

The new CEO of Primus Australia, Tom Mazerski, advocates consumer choice. That means the option for consumers to stay with copper and less market control from Telstra.

Five Steps to Practical Genius

Genius is a choice, not a gift. It’s all to do with focusing on what you enjoy and what you’re good at.

The iPad at Work

The workforce will be using iPads and tablets whether the IT teams are ready or not.

Revive Eighties Capitalism

With Reaganomics and Thatcherism the argument was that if the rich got rich, the wealth would be passed down to all. Well, guess what: it hasn’t worked.

The Ins and Outs of Home Ownership

New research shows that 23 percent of home owners under 50 sold up and returned to the rental market at some point between 2001 and 2009. Why is this happening?

Public Sector Myths Dispelled

Kevin Rudd referred to the growth in the number of people in the Australian public service during the latter years of the Howard government as “administrative bloating”

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