November 2020

Read the November 2020 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Ann-Marie Johnston FCPA, Toowoomba Regional Council. Photo: Luke Marsden.

Career success by playing to your strengths


A banking customer verifies her identity to check her social security fund balance using an electronic ID card, part of mobile payment app Alipay, in Hangzhou, China.

Survey: Business efficiency key driver of FinTech


Blockchain is a distributed ledger system in which transaction records stored in blocks are maintained across several computers.

Charity sector: 5 ways blockchain can add value


Analytical skills, and the ability to share insights behind the numbers, will become even more important – and it is something that employers will come to expect.

The accounting skills most in-demand post-pandemic


Traditional retailers who were slow to diversify from their bricks-and-mortar retailing now realise that they have to have an online channel.

Retail trends: From transaction to experience


Dr Avnesh “Avi” Ratnanesan, CEO of digital healthcare company Energesse.

Health check: Can analytics elevate the patient experience?


A mock-up of aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin’s crew lander vehicle that is set for launch in 2024 to take a team of NASA astronauts to the moon.

Watch this space: Why every business will be a space business


Car-sharing services were slow to take off in Australia, but the industry is now booming.

Car share industry drives sustainable future


Anthony Lau FCPA and Miranda Chan. Photo: Calvin Sit.

How two Deloitte tax experts balance their working styles


The late Steve Jobs (L), chairman of Apple Computers, and John Sculley, Apple’s former president, pose with the original Macintosh personal computer, in January 1984.

What's the golden age to become an entrepreneur?


The pandemic has created an opportunity to translate company ethics into meaningful change in the world.

Employees lead demand for better business values


“Pivot” and “agility” have entered our everyday vocabulary, and, while many businesses have suffered, those that have survived and even prospered are the ones that have seized the opportunity to innovate.

Why creativity thrives during times of constraint


Businesses merely amplify the ordinary challenges of relationships, and those issues become more obvious.

Power couples: Top tips on working with your spouse


Companies are starting to appreciate the high value placed on respect, which is now seen as a fundamental part of boosting productivity and worker wellbeing.

How to gain respect in the workplace


It is critical for employers and managers to understand “the landscape of fear that people are working through…so that we can start to put people’s minds at ease”.

Internal communications in uncertain times


The Surface Pro X is thinner and more tablet-like, thanks largely to its ARM chip.

Mac vs PC: The next major tech shift


How to capture small data sets in Excel


Vivek Chopra FCPA undertakes voluntary tutoring and mentoring in order to give back to his profession.

Vivek Chopra FCPA: Keeping the accounting profession strong