In High Places

'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


A willingness to have fun combined with shrewd business acumen has made entrepreneur Allan Zeman FCPA well loved in Hong Kong.

Being Allan Zeman, Hong Kong entrepreneur and 'Mr Lan Kwai Fong'


Tim Reed always wanted to be involved in business in some way, shape or form.

Courage, humility, drive and vision: what MYOB's Tim Reed values most in leaders


One of Satya Nadella’s first acts after becoming CEO of Microsoft was to ask the company’s top executives to read Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, a treatise on empathic collaboration.

Transforming culture at Microsoft: Satya Nadella sets a new tone


Strava's CEO James Quarles, a former Instagram and Facebook executive, is no stranger to building successful digital communities. Photos by Marc Olivier Le Blanc.

Strava success: why the app adds a million new users every 40 days


Ruslan Kogan, founder kogan.com. Photos by Damien Pleming.

Amazon's entry to Australia doesn't worry Ruslan Kogan


Start typing Bernard Salt's name into Google and the very first thing that comes up is "Bernard Salt avocado". Sadly for him, this does not mean Salt has a prolific sideline as a TV chef. Photos by Jarrod Barnes.

No trust, no job security: Bernard Salt on the uncertain future


Jane Lu's motto is "work hard, play hard, more wine, less whine". Photos by Graham Jepson.

From garage to business empire in 7 years for The Lazy CEO


Gore at the premiere of An Incovenient Sequel at the 13th Zurich Film Festival on 8 October 2017

Al Gore calls for faster action on climate change


Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, Amazon and the final frontier


As his success at Alibaba has shown, Jack Ma is no ordinary entrepreneur

Jack Ma's strategy to take Alibaba global


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: 'You bring your whole self to work.'

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on facing sadness, finding joy: 'Bring your whole self to work'


Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says the best leader isn't always the loudest voice in the room.

Stephen Moore: The best leader isn't the loudest


Matthew Luhn believes all decisions, big and small, are based on how we feel. A good story is a powerful way to connect with those emotions.

Using a good story to make connections


For the past two decades, Gai Waterhouse has blazed a trail for women in racing.

Beating sexism and scandal: the Gai Waterhouse story


Derryn Hinch. Photographer: Damien Pleming.

Derryn Hinch's campaign on domestic violence and sex offenders


Michael Clarke ruffled a few feathers during his distinguished cricket career, but he always been his own man

Behind cricket captain Michael Clarke's 21st-century ways


Professor Fiona Wood. Photographer: Richard Hatherly

Fiona Wood's career-long quest to find a better way to treat burns victims


Alexander Downer. Photographer: Michael Robert Williams.

Alexander Downer: politician, diplomat and petrol head


"Women are 51 per cent of the population and they're mute," says the woman who has always voiced her views. Photographer: Sean Curtin

Germaine Greer: Not about to change


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