To paraphrase a popular idiom, nothing is certain except death, taxes and highly complicated, jargon-filled life insurance. With Integrity Life, Chris Powell FCPA is out to change that.
Leaders such as Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and former Australian Test cricket captain Steve Smith have all been saying the same thing lately: "I'm sorry." What makes a good apology, and how can you tell whether the mea culpa is sincere?
As CFO of Vanguard Investments Australia, Johanna Platt CPA is pursuing her love of numbers and problem-solving.
Bernie Madoff was a respected figure on Wall Street until his Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2008, causing investor losses of an eye-watering US $17.3 billion. Few know Madoff better than Diana B. Henriques, who wrote a book titled The Wizard of Lies about arguably the world's most notorious fraudster.
Greg Edelmaier CPA and Coralia Mielczarek CPA put the financial structures in place at social enterprise STREAT to help homeless and disadvantaged youth develop real-world skills.
Flexible work arrangements offer a potential win-win for both job-seekers and employers, but making them run well needs trust and good management of several key issues, say the experts.
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.
As the abolition of child labour is a priority of the United Nations, Australia is formally addressing working standards domestically to eradicate modern slavery.
Experts believe it is not a lack of insight or intelligence that makes us abandon caution, but a behavioural tick hardwired into our brains known as optimism bias. It can be dangerous and lead to crippling financial decisions.
The dairy industry has always been a difficult game unless you know how to milk an opportunity. Australian Dairy Farms Group's CEO Peter Skene has put in place a bold strategy.
As CFO of Bank South Pacific, which has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea and South Pacific markets, Ronesh Dayal CPA is constantly seeking to fine-tune the bank’s operations.
Eva Kaminski CPA is CFO of GO Healthy, an Auckland-based natural supplements company that produces and distributes a range of natural health products. Kaminski was previously employed by L’Oréal for more than a decade, the last five of which she served as CFO of the company’s New Zealand division. Here, she shares her typical workday.
Complaints of sexual harassment have increased in what is being called the “post-Weinstein age”. How do employers deal with a complaint or a #MeToo-type outing?
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.
Elon Musk says putting managers in the middle of communications is “incredibly dumb”. He’s not alone.
As many corporate whistleblowers have discovered, doing the right thing isn’t always rewarded. Instead, telling the truth can be followed by retribution and career ruin. How do we make it safe to speak up?
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.
From property to education to networks, nothing beats local knowledge if you’re looking to make a go of it in Australia. Black Diamondz founder Monika Tu has built a business on smoothing the way for high-net-worth Chinese investors and immigrants.
While business interruption repeatedly heads up the list of the greatest risks to businesses globally, newspaper headlines may be preventing leaders from identifying the causes to fear most.
The "last mile" has long been a thorn in the side of e-commerce retailers, whose brands have been bumped and bruised by third-party delivery partners. However, long overdue relief may be on its way.