May 2015

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Suzanne Young credits a childhood playing a variety of sports with her brothers for training her to stand her ground in a "blokey enviroment"

The NRL's former COO, Suzanne Young, knew about boys' clubs and broken noses


Debt is booming

The world is US$199 trillion in debt


More money, different problems

The ultra-rich invest their wealth in ultra-exclusive assets


Australian small business a hesitant world

Aussies have bruised confidence in aftermath of GFC


China's spending on research and development is predicted to outstrip Europe's by 2019

China gets serious about protecting intellectual property


Up, up and away?

Why do house prices keep rising in countries like Australia and Singapore?


Diwash dynamos Ricky Au (left) and Alex Liu

Dishwashing factory meets demand for Hong Kong's growing fine dining scene


INTHEBLACK

Former Harvard professor Ram Charan is a business leader among men


Laura Lillas FCPA

Meet the CFO: Laura Lillas FCPA


Frank Gehry's US$100 million Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a rare megaproject budget success. It came in on time with no cost overruns

How megaprojects endure mega trouble on the road to infamy


Is Apple the new money mover?

Apple Pay attempts to revolutionise the way we use our phones. Again.


It's time to bust some myths

Is Australia close to China? Really?


No psychopaths please

Psychometric tests are more about what employers don't want than what they do


The Hills Hoist is a true blue, fair dinkum Aussie icon. But CEO Ted Pretty sold off the clothesline and is trying to reshape the company that built it for the 21st century

How a former executive used technology to redefine Australia's iconic Hills Industries


Airbnb declared 2014 "The Year of the Yurt", with yurt owners from California to Andalusia leasing out their circular adobes through the Airbnb service

Lease and like: Why access is better than ownership


Critics claim that Australia's undeveloped corporate bond market needs a government solution. But is artificial sweetener the right approach?

Is an artifical sweetener the right approach to Australia's undeveloped corporate bond market?


Major airlines are coming onboard with in-flight Wi-Fi, so you can check email and even make Skype calls from up in the air.

The ups and downs of in-flight Wi-Fi


Giants fight for your mobile desktop in the cloud

Should you choose Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for your office?


Psychometric testing is on the rise

Could you handle the Big Four's psychometric test?


Cheng Lei CPA - News anchor, China Central Television (CCTV), Beijing, China

How an accounting degree was the first step to a dream career in journalism