November 2017

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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, Amazon and the final frontier


Alleged water theft from the Murray-Darling river system is under investigation.

Water rights, trading and the new water barons


John McLean, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks CEO.  Bundaberg Brewed Drinks are now sold in 44 countries and a dozen flavours.

Bundaberg ginger beer goes global


Accountants need to understand their own value and be confident in articulating it.

Is it time for accountants to scrap billable hours?


Spread the love: Barry Irvin has made Vegemite truly Australian again. Illustrations: Adam Nickel

Making news: how Bega bought Vegemite


Made in Israel: An engineer in one of the world's largest desalination plants, located in Israel, where even waste water is reused.

How Israel became a start-up nation


Charles Yang FCPA, CFO  Bausch & Lomb China. Photo by: Jasper James

Why finance is more than numbers


Since the 1990s, the number of companies going public in the United States has plummeted. Illustration: Ben Sanders

The disappearing public company: why firms don't want to list


Agnes Chan FCPA, managing partner at EY Hong Kong, is on a mission to keep fellow female talent firmly in place.

Women can make partner: advice from those who have made it


Rebranding rarely leads to increased profits, so why do so many big companies invest so much in rebranding exercises?

Rebranding: smart move or waste of money?


Do you know your chronotype - your body's preferred time for waking, sleeping, activity and rest?

Can your body clock make you less productive at work?


Solo founders need to prove they can handle the workload or money will go to the team next door.

How can solo entrepreneurs win over investors?


Pablo Benitez CPA

What running his own business taught this CPA


Are the new iPhones worth it?

Apple's iPhone X vs iPhone 8: should you buy one?


Record school holidays in an Excel date table


William Duperouzel in 2008 at a project run with the Sisters of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mbarara, Uganda

CPA turns old finance tools into new skills