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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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Are University Leaders Really Overpaid? 1
by / on May 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Are University Leaders Really Overpaid?

Across three continents we have seen questions being raised about the compensation paid to the heads of academic institutions.  This has mostly played out in the USA and the UK where the impact of the financial crisis and the downturn […]

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A Modest Proposal for Revolutionizing Management Education: The Australian Management University
by / on April 27, 2013 at 7:40 am / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

A Modest Proposal for Revolutionizing Management Education: The Australian Management University

Recent Federal Government decisions to reduce university funding while pushing greater numbers of students through the tertiary sector are the latest challenges to the business models of our universities.  In recent years they have been asked to grow in size, […]

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Those Lazy Meaningless Business School Professors
by / on April 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm / in Education, Innovation, Management

Those Lazy Meaningless Business School Professors

Larry Zicklin in an opinion piece in the Financial Times believes professors should focus far more on teaching and less on being published … and my commentary: It is interesting how over my 20 years as an academic I have heard […]

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Marissa Mayer is Right.  Companies Need You in the Office.
by / on March 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm / in Innovation, Management, Uncategorized

Marissa Mayer is Right. Companies Need You in the Office.

Last week the business and society twitterverse, and its older equivalent – the press – went into overdrive when Marissa Mayer’s announcement that Yahoo! was doing away with telecommuting and insisting that employees come into the office and work cheek […]

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by / on February 26, 2013 at 10:56 am / in CSR, Management

What if You had a Strategy and None of Your Employees Knew About It?

Corporate consultants tell us that a key driver of success is having a clear vision for the corporation and being able to execute this at all levels.  However, how many employees really know or understand the overarching strategy of their […]

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