Category Archives: Business

How to hire a sparky on Instagram

He’s probably the most memorable trades person to genuinely innovate when it comes to social media marketing a business.  It’s not uncommon for the Western Australian based electrician to clock in 1.3 million views in one of his posts like this one.

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‘Project Sunrise’ Qantas Research Flights take off

October marks the start of the next phase in planning for Project Sunrise, three ultra long-haul test flights that will be conducting on-board research to understand the needs and effects this kind of travel will have on passengers and crew.   It will represent the world’s first flight by a commercial airline direct from New York to Sydney and only the second time a commercial airline has flown direct from London to Sydney.  The gathering of intelligence from the  series of flights over the next three months are critical steps toward Qantas’s vision to  operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York.

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Top 10 corporate meeting destinations in Asia

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider released its list of top meeting destinations in Asia.  The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.

Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on Cvent’s venue sourcing sites to compile the eighth annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2018 through December 2018 and destinations were ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Unique Request for Proposals Received
  • Total Room Nights Received
  • Awarded Request for Proposals
  • Awarded Room Nights
  • Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
  • Number of Profile Views

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Applications for ‘Indigenous Ingenuity’ now open

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“Indigenous entrepreneurs, both individually and collectively, are providing everyday acts of leadership, from working with clients, communities and consumers, to creating new market opportunities and income streams. This October we celebrate all forms of leadership across the diverse Indigenous business sector in Australia, specifically, we will be promoting Indigenous entrepreneurs that engage with community; Indigenous entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in their industry; and Indigenous entrepreneurs who are also role models and ambassadors for their communities.”

Dr Michelle Evans, Program Director,
Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass Program

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Why do corporations like Boeing and VW Prematurely launch killing machines?

Professor Janek Ratnatunga is the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and asks the question…. He has held senior appointments at the University of South Australia, Monash University, University of Melbourne, and the Australian National University in Australia; and the Universities of Washington, Richmond and Rhode Island in the USA. Prior to his academic career he worked as a chartered accountant with KPMG.   He has also been a consultant to many large Australian and international companies and to the World Bank.

Cost-benefit analyses that compare quality-cost relationships, profits, and market share with the risks of failure may be at the heart of decisions to prematurely launch products that are known to be faulty, according to Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

Professor Ratnatunga believes it is time to consider the management accounting implications, “when the faults of some of these products are so great that corporations are actually launching glorified killing machines.”

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