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    Technological Unfixes – Fruit juicers and hair brushes are now part of the Internet of (useless) Things

    Author: David Glance Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia If ever proof were needed that not everything is improved by connecting a device to the Internet, the Juicero, a fruit and vegetable juicing machine, is it. At US $400, the Juicero produces a glass of...
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    Peak oil isn’t dead: An interview with Chris Nelder

    Peak oil isn’t dead: An interview with Chris Nelder By Brad Plumer Warnings about “peak oil” have been with us since the OPEC crisis in the 1970s. At some point, the experts said, the world would hit a limit on how much oil could be extracted from the ground....
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    China’s GDP and Ghost Cities…

    China’s GDP and Ghost Cities…. If you are investing at all in the global equity markets then you might want to see this before you think about investing in China. In a time when resources are depleting and we face a global climate crisis it strikes me a bizzare...
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    Online opportunities: digital innovation or death through regulation?

    Online opportunities: digital innovation or death through regulation? Jane Den Hollander – Vice-Chancellor  at Deakin University FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: The rise of online and blended learning and the development of free online courses is set to transform the higher education sector. We’ve asked our authors how to remake...
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    How Australian business can adapt in a turbulent world

    How Australian business can adapt in a turbulent world Graham Sewell –  Head of Department Professor of Organisation Studies & Human Resource Management at University of Melbourne Melbourne University and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have just announced the results of the first stage of their groundbreaking Agility Study, a world-first project...
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    Ross Gittens – An Economist Who Makes Sense

    Is a ‘steady-state’ economy feasible? Dr Ross Gittins was the guest speaker at International House, the University of Sydney, for the 2012 Walter Westman Lecture on Science, Humanity and The Environment. His topic for the evening: Is a ‘steady-state’ economy feasible?...
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    Integrity pays dividends: the case for minding your own business

    Integrity pays dividends: the case for minding your own business Timothy Devinney – Professor of Strategy at University of Technology, Sydney The first decade of the 21st century has heightened interest in the ethical and social positioning of companies.  However, one of the real dilemmas associated with the movement...
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    Taking on the EcoChallenge: Running a restaurant by bike

    Taking on the EcoChallenge: Running a restaurant by bike From Sustainable Business Oregon In November, Tapalaya, a tapas — or small-plates — restaurant serving Cajun/Creole cuisine, will celebrate four years of business. From day one, sustainability has been a part of our business model and our ethos. We were...
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    What the Marshmallow Experiment Teaches Us About Corporate Sustainability

    What the Marshmallow Experiment Teaches Us About Corporate Sustainability Article by Brent Schulkin – Founder, Carrotmob In 1972, a Stanford psychology experiment revealed the undeniable human tendency to seek instant gratification. The psychologist gave children a marshmallow, and told them that if they could wait 15 minutes without eating their...