April 2018

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Ruslan Kogan, founder kogan.com. Photos by Damien Pleming.

Amazon's entry to Australia doesn't worry Ruslan Kogan


The Vuly trampoline has rivet-free leaf springs, making it much safer than a traditional trampoline.

Safer trampolines give business a bounce


Richard Thaler suggests that people can be steered in their choices by the way decisions are framed.

Can behavioural economics really change habits?


Jacquetta Griggs FCPA, CFO Australia Industry Standards. Photo by Damien Pleming.

Mentors matter says CFO with a passion for education


The problem with the argument that driverless cars might be dangerous is that it presumes Australia's roads are currently filled with wonderful, attentive and responsible drivers.

Would you travel in a driverless car?


Like many tax authorities, the ATO believes bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of property rather than being a true currency. Illustrations Eirian Chapman.

Bitcoin taxation: a global challenge for tax authorities


Ashley Wearne, Sophos. Photos by Graham Jepson.

Why cyber attacks are becoming more dangerous


The key challenges for Asian billionaires include wealth preservation, business succession and maximising contributions to society through philanthropy.

Asia's billionaires get ready to retire: who will succeed them?


Warships during the Royal Australian Navy's Ocean Raider 2017 exercise.

Australia's defence boom: accountants are needed


Podcasting is easily scaled, has a low barrier to entry, and can be a monumentally effective method of content marketing.

Why businesses should consider podcasting


SMEs that want to behave and act like bigger companies really have more choice than ever before with the help of ERP software.

The new enterprise tools in the small business ecosystem


There is mounting evidence that playing to your strengths at work not only improves business performance but also personal happiness.

Build on your strengths and be happier at work


Australia's natural treasures, such as the Twelve Apostles, are a hit with Chinese travellers.

Australian businesses set their sights on Chinese tourists


The Apple Homepod adjusts its audio to a room's acoustics.

HomePod, Echo, Google Home: smart speakers make life easier and they sound good too


Excel yourself: how to capture logic in a single row


Li-Anne Ooi CPA.

Why non-accountants should consider a finance career


Robyn Cameron (centre) at the Gold Coast Mother's Day Classic fun run.

From breast cancer to top fundraiser


Discrimination remains one of the biggest barriers to women moving into leadership roles.

How do we get more women into leadership roles?


Getting the price right: the risk of underpricing is long hours for meagre earnings.

Price perfect: How to avoid being overworked and underpaid