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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.

Red Bull's approach is based on making the existing teams across the organisation as effective, efficient and focused on achievement as possible.

Lessons from Red Bull: how to build a high-performing team


Professor Prabhu Sivabalan believes it might be time to rethink the budgeting process.

New thinking for budgeting forecasts


New research shows that Chinese start-ups look, or will soon look, to overseas markets, and many of them are successfully competing against multinational firms operating in China.

Hidden champions, tech underdogs and driving innovation in China


8 great TED talks on AI


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