The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It

The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It

According to billionaire George Soros, co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, proving the bankruptcy of traditional economic theory is “mission accomplished” and it is now time to determine the foundations of a new economic model. Soros is, without […]

Universities as Explorers, Corporations as Exploiters

Universities as Explorers, Corporations as Exploiters

Stephen Machett of the Australian made a fairly cogent commentary on the recent “Smart Manufacturing” report that was released in the last week by the Australian government.  The logic of this “independent” report was that Australia was losing the productivity […]

Individual Social Responsibility

Individual Social Responsibility

Over the last decade we have seen increased interest in the societal role of corporations.  A cursory Google time line indicates that up until around 1998 mentions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) was relatively constant and fairly low but since […]

Why Ideas Don’t Count For Much Without Those “Complementary” Assets

Why Ideas Don’t Count For Much Without Those “Complementary” Assets

For tablet computer visionary Roger Fidler, a lot of what-ifs – The Washington Post. This story is yet another one of those hard luck “I had the idea first but am a poor schmuck while others are billionaires” cases. We […]

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What Next for Space Tourism? 0
by / on November 4, 2014 at 11:52 pm / in Innovation, Interesting Science News

What Next for Space Tourism?

The recent accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo – and the tragic death of one pilot and critical injury of another – highlights the dangers inherent in any type of space flight. It has also brought up the inevitable discussion of […]

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The Psychology and Social Responsibility of Arthur Miller 0
by / on April 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm / in Literature, Politics & Society

The Psychology and Social Responsibility of Arthur Miller

This is a longer version of an article written for the London Open Air Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (which will show from 15 May – 7 June 2014 in Regents Park).  Unlike the programme article it […]

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The Limits of Growth in China 0
by / on December 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm / in Innovation, Management, Politics & Society

The Limits of Growth in China

China and Growth: An interview where I discuss one of the missing issues in the limits to growth in China: The unwillingness to give people to freedom to do more than just make money by sharing ideas, no matter how […]

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Why Even Esoteric Management Research is Critical to Management Education and Practice 0
by / on October 13, 2013 at 3:14 am / in Education, Innovation, Management

Why Even Esoteric Management Research is Critical to Management Education and Practice

Business scholars constantly face criticism from the media and practitioners as to the “application value” of their research. Even many academics can be heard bemoaning the fact that our research is not just “ignored” by managers but is lacking in any “relevance” to management practice. Such viewpoints neither reflect the value that management scholarship plays in the daily operations of business schools nor does they account for the value that business academics play by be outsiders removed from the daily lives of managers. What is the role of scholarship in business schools?

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Would I Win a Nobel Prize if I was Paid More? or Why Universities Need to Stop Complaining About Funding and Realize it is Their Strategy That is Wrong 0
by / on October 9, 2013 at 3:48 am / in Education, Innovation, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Would I Win a Nobel Prize if I was Paid More? or Why Universities Need to Stop Complaining About Funding and Realize it is Their Strategy That is Wrong

The recent decline of the majority of Australian universities in the World University Rankings has university vice chancellors passing on the blame to the government and the system underlying the rankings. According to Prof Glyn Davis of The University of […]

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by / on September 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm / in Education

Where are They Now? A Guide to the Last of the AGSM Faculty

Over the last year or so I have interacted with a host of former AGSM (Australian Graduate School of Management) alums who queried me about the whereabouts of many of their former instructors.  While the “brand” of the AGSM remains […]

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The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It
by / on July 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm / in Economics, Management, Politics & Society

The End of Economics As We Know It? Don’t Bet On It

According to billionaire George Soros, co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, proving the bankruptcy of traditional economic theory is “mission accomplished” and it is now time to determine the foundations of a new economic model. Soros is, without […]

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by / on June 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Governance at Australian Universities: The Need for a New Model in a World of Capital Raising

In the last several weeks we have seen a number of universities beginning a significant push into the philanthropic space.  Some of this has been pre-planned as part of a longer term strategy.  For others it has been more of […]

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Design Thinking 101: How to Become a DT Guru in Six Easy Steps
by / on June 4, 2013 at 11:01 am / in Education, Innovation, Management, Uncategorized

Design Thinking 101: How to Become a DT Guru in Six Easy Steps

According to many of my colleagues design thinking is all the rage and set to revolutionize the way we think about innovation.  However, despite hearing about it a various forums, attending a design thinking in education workshop, and seeing the […]

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Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem?  Stop Taxing Corporations
by / on May 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm / in CSR, Management, Politics & Society

Want to Solve the Global Multinational Tax Problem? Stop Taxing Corporations

Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. America’s corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they’re privatizing […]

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