Strategy

The tornado chart approach is based on the 80/20 rule focusing on drivers that stand out beyond the rest.

Modelling with Tornado Charts in Excel


'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


Chris Powell's aim is to make Integrity Life, a new Australian life insurance company, 'the easiest life insurer to do business with'. Photos: Jeremy Park.

Start-up insurer Integrity Life gets set to disrupt the life insurance powerhouses


Diana B. Henriques, New York Times finance reporter, watched from the sidelines as Bernie Madoff evolved into an investment titan.

Hunting Bernie Madoff, the wizard of lies


Age discrimination far outweighs other forms of bias in the job-seeking process, so those over the age of 55 are finding it difficult to find work, despite a willingness to participate in the workforce.

Over 50 and out to pasture? Time for employers and government to stamp out age discrimination.


SMSFs are under fire, with some self-managed super funds not matching the returns of APRA-regulated default MySuper funds.

The SMSF dilemma: would you be better off with a professional fund manager?


Planning is your friend in a chaotic commercial environment, it helps you to understand where the organisation is heading.

How to plan, budget and forecast when the only constant is change


Optimism bias is the human tendency to believe that things will turn out better than they will.

Is optimism bias ruining your investments?


India is experiencing an e-commerce boom as start-ups emerge and consumers jump on the digital bandwagon.

India's road to global economic powerhouse is paved with reform and innovation


Peter Skene has changed the way Australian Dairy Farms Group operates. Photo: Jarrod Barnes.

In the dairy industry fortune favours the bold, as Peter Skene discovers


It probably comes as no surprise that social media defamation suits are rising exponentially across the world. Illustration: Ellen Porteus.

Social media defamation: how bad 'netiquette' can cost you in court


A potential food security crisis looms in the decades to come, if not sooner.

Global food security: are we running out of time?


A brand is a name, symbol, concept, experience, way of life, and much, much more.

Why your accounting practice brand is more than a logo


Over the Moo's Alexander Houseman has found a niche in the Australian ice cream market.

Dairy-free Over the Moo finds niche in Australian ice cream market


Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Why managers are always a bad idea


While workplace policies encourage anonymous whistleblowing, Australia’s Corporations Act protects only whistleblowers that are willing to identify themselves. Illustration: Adam Nickel.

Tell the truth and ruin your career: should whistleblowers be compensated?


Eco-friendliness is part of Sonvea Fushi's DNA.

The eco-friendly hotel that might save the Maldives


Understand and arm yourself against everything from Android malware to zero-day exploits.

Your guide to cybersecurity threats and how to deal with them


With the US imposing stricter rules on the use of painkillers, demand for the raw material of poppy has tumbled.

Why a US crackdown on painkillers is hurting Tasmanian farmers


Sales teams have been forced to adapt to new customer buying behaviour – consumers who have already researched potential purchases online and are well on the sales journey before they decide to initiate contact with a business.

Success for salespeople in the digital economy


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