• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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  • Victorian company develops first nanotubes

    A VICTORIAN business will be the first in the world to commercially develop nanotubes – one of the strongest fibres in existence – with applications in the aviation, automotive, aerospace, power, electronics and health industries.

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  • Sponsology: Sponsorship game changer

    SPONSOLOGY, a new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, is set to change the dynamics of the sector nationally and, potentially, internationally.

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  • Famous Gypsy Moth lands at Archerfield, 88 years later

    NEWLY restored de Havilland Gypsy Moth, VH-UQH, flew into Archerfield Airport on Sunday April 14 to mark 88 years since it broke the England to Australia solo flight record - and the grandson of the record-setting pilot was aboard.

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  • Hilton Brisbane teams plant 100 trees to celebrate Hilton centenary

    IT WAS ALL ABOUT community legacy when teams from Hilton Brisbane planted 100 trees to mark global hospitality company Hilton’s 100th year in May.

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June 09, 2019

Sponsology joined by Stemdom, Champific and Bestowly

SPONSOLOGY, the new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, has been joined by its platform siblings in the sports, arts and research/education sectors going live online.

Champific is the special sector for sports people, Bestowly is for all artists and creative pursuits and Stemdom is for researchers,…

Issue #93

Cover story: LEADING EDGE

Richard de Crespigny's logbook on leadership.

Better Business Technology

Is Australia really ready for 5G?

Special Report: Leadership

Lessons for business from averting an air disaster.


Australia needs leadership now, not rulership.

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  • 22 Jun, 2019

    Australia falling behind in cybercrime battles

    Better Business Technology

    By Leon Gettler >>

    THE Australian Government needs to do more to deal with cybercrime, according to a security expert.

    Daniel Lai, the CEO of cybersecurity firm archTIS, which has secured endorsement from the Digital Transformation Agency for its Kojensi Gov offering – which provides security for government networks – said…

  • 22 Jun, 2019

    Ocre becomes Australia’s global ‘laid-back luxury’ brand

    Creative Industries

    FROM ORIGINAL works of art through to textiles and fashion accessories, Tarn Mclean’s works are a study in natural beauty, the fluidity of art and a demonstration of her phenomenal talent.

    A doctor of philosophy, majoring in painting, Dr McLean’s new collection under her lifestyle brand Ocre – which officially launched in May…

  • 19 Jun, 2019

    Ombudsman encourages small businesses hurt by financial misconduct to file legacy complaints


    THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has encouraged eligible small businesses impacted by financial misconduct as far back as January 1, 2008, to lodge a complaint with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA).

    From July 1, eligible small businesses will only have a one year…

  • 16 Jun, 2019

    Investment fund builds vital infrastructure for Indigenous communities

    Indigenous Business

    A NEW investment fund aims to build infrastructure for indigenous communities around Australia.

    Impact Investment Partners is the first Australian investment fund that aims to invest $500 million over five years across 15 to 20 direct investments to fund Indigenous infrastructure.

    It will be drawing the funds from Indigenous…

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February 16, 2019

Australia needs leadership now, not rulership

BUSINESS ACUMEN’s special report on leadership, in edition 93, could not be more timely. Or more poignant. Or better…

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Less pain and effort now it’s Ezy-As

For many, the arduous task of donning compression stockings can be frustrating. This is especially true if the wearer is living independently,…

Business Incubator: ACS Labs

May 13, 2019

RiverPitch goes live in Sydney to float funding for start-ups

AFTER A SERIES of successful RiverPitch events in Queensland – with up to 15 business start-ups and scale-ups participating at each event and…

Queensland Leaders

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April 29, 2016

Ocular Robotics envisions the future

AUSTRALIAN company Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a ‘game changer’ organisation in the global robotics revolution.

Ocular Robotics, a New South Wales Leaders alumni member, was presented…

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June 18, 2019
At AlphaBiz, great minds gather regularly to find better methods and systems for their customers.

AlphaBiz charts 10 years, strides into the future with certainty.

FOR ALPHABIZ it has been a 10-year journey from acquisition with a handful of clients with an ambition – to help business owners and CEOs take back…

Creative Industries

June 22, 2019

Ocre becomes Australia’s global ‘laid-back luxury’ brand

FROM ORIGINAL works of art through to textiles and fashion accessories, Tarn Mclean’s works are a study in natural beauty, the fluidity of art and a…

Sports Business

January 16, 2019

Roy Morgan kicks off live sports sponsorship platform

ROY MORGAN has launched the Genome Audience Planner in alliance with TEG Analytics as a ‘next generation sponsorship planning and optimisation…

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June 16, 2019

Framing a more positive kind of journalism

By Ellen Boonstra, Asia correspondent >>

THE PRESTIGIOUS World Press Photo 2019 exhibition is now on at the State Library in Sydney where it will be…

Training & Careers

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May 27, 2019

Provenir pioneers semi-trailer mobile abattoir to reduce stress on livestock

By Leon Gettler >>

PROVENIR, an Australian ag-tech firm, has used technology to develop the perfect solution for Australian cattle farmers battling…

Community Business

April 07, 2019

Commemorative ride for Smiddy helps break cancer cycle

THE 10-YEAR commemorative ‘Smiling for Smiddy’ ride, dedicated to beloved mate Adam Smiddy, was a major success for cycling mates, their families and…

Better Business Technology

June 22, 2019

Australia falling behind in cybercrime battles

By Leon Gettler >> THE Australian Government needs to do more to deal with cybercrime, according to a security expert. Daniel Lai, the CEO of…

Bottom Line

February 27, 2019

SiGNificant signage by design

THERE IS SOMETHING magnificent about a finely crafted roadside sign … and Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado, USA, may well be the world pace…

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