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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.

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


Striking up conversations with strangers can be difficult but the conference itself means that there is already professional common ground and subjects to discuss.

How to network at a conference


Many firms do not regularly reach out to their clients to get insights that will help deliver greater value.

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Good-quality properties are still selling on auction day, and usually at the top end of their quote ranges.

Is property still a good investment?


Image: David McCandless@informationisbeautiful.net

How the right graphics take presentations to a new level


"The moment you think you’re successful is the moment where your competitors start to outperform you", says Jimmy Wu.

Data sweet spot for coffee chain