It’s easy to feel pessimistic, but with his 2017 documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel", former US vice president Al Gore continues to rally the fight for the planet.
Jeff Bezos has a plan much bolder than bringing Amazon to Australia in 2018. It’s to live long enough to see people in space and know that he played a part in putting them there.
When Jack Ma met Donald Trump, he promised his Alibaba e-commerce platform would help create one million jobs over five years in the US.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg inspires her fans, and her employees, to talk about sadness, even tragedy, at work. That can be healing – and very good for business.
The best leader isn’t always the loudest voice in the room, says Wallabies Rugby Union captain Stephen Moore, but you will always find them consistent and resilient.
He went from reading cartoons to writing and illustrating them. Now, former Pixar story supervisor Matthew Luhn is helping the likes of Google and Adidas tell their story and create a better connection with their customers.
Billionaire visionary Elon Musk is digging in on a tunnel project to skirt gridlock. His Trump-era infrastructure plan has a hole in it.
Horse racing is a glamorous industry where hyperbole abounds but there’s no doubt Gai Waterhouse is a true icon of the sport.
Always a fighter, Derryn Hinch is a cancer survivor and now a senator in Australia’s parliament. He’s focusing his combative energies on issues ranging from domestic violence, voluntary euthanasia and organ donation, to ending live exports and setting up a sex offenders register.
As captain of Australia's cricket team, Michael Clarke revealed a fighting spirit and level of skill to match his greatest predecessors.
Fiona Wood has been on a search to find a better way to treat burns victims. Now she is connecting with other medical researchers to help complete the jigsaw.
Privileged upbringing, politician, diplomat ... you may think you have Alexander Downer pegged. But add “petrol head” to the list and think again.
Germaine Greer, famously linked with the women’s movement, has been a passionate and fearless advocate on a wide range of issues for almost five decades – and she’s not about to change.
Known by millions of fans as “King of the Waltz”, Dutch violinist André Rieu has turned his love of classical music into a multimillion-dollar business – an idea, he says, that was inspired by Johann Strauss.
Since taking on the role of Chief Commissioner at Victoria Police just over a year ago, Graham Ashton AM has been on a quest to improve the mental health of his troops and inspire confidence in the organisation.
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As chief of the Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison fought to improve the culture of the organisation and the treatment of women in its ranks. It’s a battle he’s now waging in the wider community.
As organised crime finds increasingly sophisticated ways to outwit financial systems, AUSTRAC regulator Paul Jevtovic is on a mission to work with business to make Australia a safer place.
Brilliant yet divisive, trailblazing neurosurgeon Charlie Teo continues to push the boundaries – inside and outside the operating theatre.
As an international lawyer, academic and now president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs has long been accustomed to fighting for people’s rights. Little did she imagine she would need to defend her own integrity.