Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Wave Of Entrepreneurs Seek Fast Fortunes

Original Story: Sydney Morning Herald Once upon a time the word 'entrepreneur' made Australian investors cringe. In the heady days of the 1980s, high-profile entrepreneurs such as Christopher Skase and Alan Bond amassed vast fortunes, only to lose the funds of  investors in the wake of the 1987 stockmarket crash. It's sad what happened to the world entrepreneur back in the 1980s. It hasn't always been that way. Richard Branson, Mary Kay and Thomas Edison are all, to a degree, entrepreneurs Read more [...]

Top Social Media Trends From Randi Zuckerberg Former Head Of Facebook Marketing by Jamie McIntyre

Top Social Media Trends From Randi Zuckerberg Former Head Of Facebook Marketing by Jamie McIntyre Randi Zuckerberg was one of the earliest employees to start working for the organisation. Older brother Mark (co founder of Facebook), she said, constantly harassed her to help out and come on board. She says he "stooped as low as getting their mum to influence her to join what at that time was some small internet company called Facebook" She went on to being the Head of Marketing at Facebook introducing Read more [...]

‘Ban Cigarette Sales To Anyone Born This Century’ – Excerpt from ‘101 Ways To Improve Australia’ by Jamie McIntyre

'Ban Cigarette Sales To Anyone Born This Century' - Excerpt from '101 Ways To Improve Australia' by Jamie McIntyre I've almost finished my latest book '101 Ways to Improve Australia'. It's been a fascinating journey of research into the history of how Australia has become what it is today. The book is jam packed with many common sense ways to make Australia better. Idea number 63 below is an interesting one. Love to know your thoughts? I will make the book available for free for 72 Read more [...]

Tim Ferriss Scam! Practical Tactics for Dealing with Haters

With the rise of the internet comes the rise of the haters. Sadly Australia must lead in this field (I don't have stats to back it up) due to our negative obsession with tearing down tall poppies. Tim Ferriss is one of the world's most accomplished Authors with books such as 'The 4-Hour Work Week' (if you haven't read it buy it now) and 'The 4-Hour Body.' He is an all round nice guy yet even he has internet haters. Tim jokes he has haters in 35 different languages! For those focused on Read more [...]

Cost of NBN rises by $5b

Original Article By Phil Jacobs from THE costs of building the government's National Broadband Network  have blown out by up to $4.6 billion -  with less than a quarter of the homes originally touted to be connected by mid-2013 now set to be reached. In the latest corporate plan revealed by the company charged with building the scheme, the government will now be forced to tip in $30.4 billion, up from  $27.5 billion. Meanwhile its operating expenditure will be about Read more [...]

Migrant workers not taking jobs – study

Original Article from SKILLED overseas workers on 457 visas are not taking away resources sector jobs from Australians, a university study has found. Researchers at Perth's Edith Cowan University School of  Management say there  is a public perception that temporary migrant  workers are reducing opportunities for skilled locals, but  preliminarily findings of a pilot study  show this is not the case. They say 457 visas, the program Australian employers most commonly use Read more [...]

RICH PICKINGS: The men who own sport

Original article by James Thomson at Business Spectator Friday, 03 August 2012   The march of professional athletes into the Olympic Games village has had many impacts on global sport, some good and some bad. But for a rich list watcher, the main impact is obvious: There are now several people worth hundreds of millions of dollars competing at the greatest amateur sporting event in the world. Forbes magazine has compiled a great list of the highest-earning Olympic athletes, a list Read more [...]

Meet the Chinese Billionaires with Australia in Their Sights

Original article by Colleen Ryan at The Australian Financial Review Friday, 27 July 2011 Zeng Wei, who fought it out with Australia’s wealth elite over his $32 million Point Piper property in Sydney, is one of the few Chinese whose forays into Australia have hit the headlines. Worth an estimated $4.1 billion, Chinese property industry legend Xu Rongmao has been investing in Sydney and Darwin since the 1990s. Wang Yang, the secretary of the Communist Party’s Guangdong committee, is Read more [...]
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