April 2021

Read the April 2021 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.

Professor Hugh Williams is one of the world’s foremost experts on internet search and data management and invented the infinite scroll.

Hugh Williams on unlocking your digital skills


In the face of persistent economic uncertainties and challenges, it is important organisations focus on maximising efficiency, ensuring financial health and cautiously identifying growth opportunities.

Businesses turn to digital to weather tough economy


In April 2020 a YouGov poll in the UK found that 51 per cent of the public supported the introduction of a UBI, whereby all adults would receive a guaranteed monthly wage, regardless of their employment status.

Will a universal basic income reduce inequality?


It’s not just about communicating within the organisation. If a CFO wants to become a CEO, they must be prepared to be the public face of an organisation.

What skills do you need to become a CEO?


As rents in the CBD become cheaper owing to weaker demand, those companies that couldn’t previously afford a CBD address may move in.

The future of cities in a post-COVID world


Peter Brindley CPA, one of the four founders of Sword+Stone Capital Management.

Good energy: Moving to renewable power


As workforce data emerged in the first few months of the pandemic, experts started referring to its impact on women’s employment as a “pink recession”.

Staving off a pink recession


Kedonganan Beach, Bali, in February 2021. From December to March (the north-west monsoon season), waste is carried to shore by strong waves. Almost 75 per cent of the 80 tonnes of garbage collected each day is plastic.

Plastic pandemic: Solving single-use plastics


Kerrie Parker FCPA, CFO of Deakin University.

Kerrie Parker FCPA: Finance meets technology


Annual general meetings (AGMs) have heated up over the past few years, and activist investors focusing on climate risk disclosure are responsible for much of the excitement.

Shareholder activism on climate change heats up


One of the biggest challenges any mentor-mentee relationship faces is allocating time to step away from day-to-day work and focus on the bigger picture.

How to make mentoring successful


Dr Rebecca Segrave and James Morrow in the virtual reality lab at the Brain & Mental Health Research Hub – Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences.

Next level: Global gaming industry on the rise


Kyle Pham CPA.

Kyle Pham CPA: A career path less travelled


Awards are meaningful if they are consistent with the organisation's purpose and values, and are sustainable.

How to make employee awards meaningful


Financial counsellors often support clients free-of-charge as they make changes to their living expenses and address debts.

How accountants can work with financial counsellors


High performance is about sustainability. If you think you’re an overachiever, it’s possible that you need to schedule time and learn habits... to give you balance.

Are you a high performer or an overachiever?


Learning how to thrive – not just survive – in times of rapid change and uncertainty is equally valuable for individuals and businesses.

How to navigate uncertainty


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A world without Google and Facebook?


How to use Excel's LET function


Edwin Ang CPA.

Edwin Ang CPA: Preparation meets opportunity