September 2018

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'My team was charged with finding out where the Taliban got its money from and how much.' US Navy Lieutenant Bill Conway, who used his accounting acumen to fight terrorism. Photography: Chris Strong.

From accounting to bringing down the Taliban


Naomi Vowels with the debut book from Red Shoes stories.

Naomi Vowels CPA puts finance skills to good use in Singapore start-up


The government will establish a multi-agency Black Economy Standing Taskforce to lead a cross-agency approach to combating the black economy.

Back in black: taskforce combats the black economy


We live in a highly digitalised society, where the concept of “public image” has a completely different meaning than it used to.

Pros and cons of 'fame tax' on celebrity image rights


The beginning of the global financial crisis prompted widespread economic hysteria.

10 years on: looking back on Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis


Chris Powell's aim is to make Integrity Life, a new Australian life insurance company, 'the easiest life insurer to do business with'. Photos: Jeremy Park.

Start-up insurer Integrity Life gets set to disrupt the life insurance powerhouses


A good apology has the power to repair relationships and restore respect. Rather than being a sign of weakness, saying 'I'm sorry' shows strength of character.

Apologise like a leader: how to say 'I'm sorry'


Johanna Platt CPA, CFO Vanguard Investments Australia.

Be involved with change says Johanna Platt CPA, the CFO of Vanguard Investments


Diana B. Henriques, New York Times finance reporter, watched from the sidelines as Bernie Madoff evolved into an investment titan.

Hunting Bernie Madoff, the wizard of lies


Not all design trends stand the test of time. What features should you look for in your property investment?

Designs to future-proof your property investment