Podcasts and other audio content from Phil Dobbie

Education’s Social Division

There is a significant trend towards private education in Australia – those going to non-government schools has increased from 25 percent in 1993 to 29 percent last year. Is this academic apartheid?

The Fine Art of Losing Clients

Greg Alder is working on a new book listing sure-fire ways to lose clients. It sounds like it’ll be compelling reading for anyone who inadvertantly hangs on to clients.

Boards Are Not Just For Big Business

Kerryn Newton says boards have a role to play for any SME with an annual turnover beyond $20 million, or smaller businesses experiencing high growth looking for direction.

NBN Co, ‘tell us the price’

So far the government and the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) have called for our support for a scheme that is scant on detail.

Kiss Goodbye to the Marketing Funnel

Steven Noble suggests the sales process is an ongoing cycle of discovering, exploring, buying and engaging.

How to Write a Social Media Plan

your social media plan needs to consider three crucial activities: Listen, Engage, Influence

A Dose of Virtual Reality

Morris Miselowski talks about how virtual worlds can actually be useful for business.

Online Sales Jump Is Not All Imports

The latest Forrester Research, commissioned by PayPal, shows that local retailers are not losing out. While imports are up domestic Internet sales have increased too.

The killer app for the NBN: voice

There’s been a multitude of wild ideas about how the NBN will change our lives — but one big difference will be in how we make phone calls.

Simplicity Drives Fast Technology Growth

James Spencely grew a company by keeping things simple, servicing customers well and avoiding employing people who are empire builders.

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