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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.

Sit back and relax this holiday season with these business books.

8 great business books for holiday reading


With careful consideration and solid professional advice, reverse mortgages have a role to play.

Reverse mortgages can be useful, but take care


Will the "gig" economy work with the high-value advisory work that accountants offer?

Accountants and the gig economy


Charity man: Bill Gates recently makes largest donation since 2000 with a pledge of A$5.8 billion

Bill Gates, Jack Ma and other billionaires can make (or lose) a billion in a day


Managers in many types of organisations have a tendency to want to do everything themselves

Stop writing lists and become more productive


Help to avoid burnout by 'switching off'.

7 ways to switch off work without feeling guilty


Employees need to know that occasional failures are inherent to innovation, and will be forgiven.

Why a forgiveness culture is the key to workplace innovation


Blueprint for connection

A new blueprint for corporate social responsibility


2017, are you ready?

These are the key issues for managers in 2017


Branding consultant Martin Lindstrom

Why small data is big news for business