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Derek Parker

Derek Parker is a freelance writer based in Melbourne, and a former editor of INTHEBLACK (when it was known as Australian CPA). His reviews and articles, mainly dealing with business issues and current affairs, appear in a wide range of publications in Australia and overseas. His first novel, This Tattooed Land, was published in 2014.

As we move toward a cashless society, it appears cryptocurrencies and digital currencies are here to stay.

Cryptocurrency crash - Bitcoin crash and new growth


Move the needle – make a noticeable increase in outcomes through extra effort.

Top business buzzwords of 2019


David Harris CPA  gets busy in the kitchen preparing meals for people in need.

Food charity Fareshare puts CPA's skills and experience to good use


Anyone can become a victim, regardless of age, gender or education level.

Scam watch: Tax scams on the rise


This is not the first bitcoin crash in a market known for its volatility.

Bitcoin crash gives way to steady growth


A new book by Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, Dr Ming Zeng, explains how Alibaba’s model was developed and how it keeps the company on a growth path.

Alibaba’s Ming Zeng: applying technology to every part of the purchase chain


Will Ferrell stars in the 2006 Sony Pictures release, "Stranger Than Fiction". Credit: Mary Evans Picture Library

Quiz: 15 accountants on the screen


Kavi Guppta presenting his TED talk, The Remote Work Revolution.

10 great TED Talks on careers


The auditor of the future will use data analytics to check data of much larger sets of information from a wide variety of agencies.

How data analytics is transforming audit


Data from Deloitte Access Economics estimates that GDP per person in Australia is close to A$5000 higher due to the digital economy.

Digital economy raises tax questions