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


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