US Navy lieutenant Bill Conway didn't fire a bullet against the Taliban, but with forensic financial analysis and modern accounting practices, he brought the terrorist sect to its knees.
Hong Kong-based entrepreneur and tycoon Allan Zeman FCPA isn’t shy and is quick to spot opportunity – and dress up as a jellyfish. But there is more to him than meets the eye.
When he’s not running MYOB, Tim Reed is likely to be found kicking a football with his children, reading about quantum computing or horse riding to clear his head.
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has stopped infighting, restored morale and created more than US$250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.
With time at Instagram and Facebook to leverage, Strava CEO James Quarles wants to make his fitness tracking app a community for the most engaged athletes in the world.
Does Amazon’s entry into Australia bother Ruslan Kogan? Heck no. Look up LED TVs on amazon.com.au and the first few listings are … yep, you guessed it, for kogan.com.
There’s so much more to demographer and analyst Bernard Salt than a quip about A$22 smashed avocado on toast.
Jane Lu's fashion webite Showpo is a lean machine powered by social media and more than A$30 million in annual sales - not a bad result for a 31-year-old corporate dropout.
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.
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.