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En Passant #14: ‘A Tale Of Two Parachutes!’*


* With apologies to Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #18: Global Competition And The Aussie Whinger


Each year the World Economic Forum (WEF) produces a report entitled, “The Global Competitiveness Report”.  It’s a pretty lengthy document, lots of tables and a wealth of information.  The report is created primarily from data collected from internationally recognised agencies … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #15: The Knowledge Economy: Your Opportunity Or Your Missed Moment?


We’ve all seen/heard the media reports about the demise of industries and jobs that require only medium or low levels of skill: the closure of steel production; the loss of call centres (some going overseas); the incipient decline in manufacturing; … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #9: It’s Confirmed! – Australian’s Are A Bunch of Hanrahan’s*


* The term ‘Hanrahan’ devolves from an Australian poem ‘Said Hanrahan’ by John O’Brien and is descriptive of someone who always sees the downside of a circumstance, never the good, forever seeing only doom and gloom.  The view is aptly … Continue reading

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