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05: Why most retailers are no good

05: Why most retailers are no good

26 Sep 2016

“Most retailers are not really good at what they do,” says Ikea’s first marketing manager in Australia. His name is Keith Stanley and he grew up in Jamaica, trained at Harrods in London and went on to become a legend in retail and travel marketing in Australia. In this podcast, Keith takes us on the remarkable journey that has been his career and explains that while he studied engineering, he discovered what he really loves is customers …

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06: Today's students may need to be job creators, not just job seekers

06: Today's students may need to be job creators, not just job seekers

24 Nov 2016

The Australian Catholic University has 32,000 students, including almost 4,000 international students drawn from 80 countries. Professor Anne Cummins is the Deputy Vice Chancellor reshaping Teaching and Learning in response to the voice of the student. Among many startling observations in this interview, she explains what is changing and why, after university, students may need to create their own jobs - not just seek them.

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07: From Quiksilver to SurfStitch: the revolutionary story of Surf Retailing

07: From Quiksilver to SurfStitch: the revolutionary story of Surf Retailing

31 Jan 2017

Harry Hodge made surf movies so he could travel the world, washed up in France where he built Quiksilver into a $500 million European Brand. Now he's on the board of industry disruptor SurfStitch. His story epitomises the evolution of surf retailing.

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08: For Lease: a Personally Fulfilling Work Experience

08: For Lease: a Personally Fulfilling Work Experience

17 Apr 2017

Free beer and cider on tap. Weekly breakfasts, massages, business presentations, networking and sport events. It’s like working in a groovy hotel ... and pets and babies are welcome. WeWork is an organisation delivering shared working spaces to 90,000 people in 30 cities around the world. The secret, according to the company's Director of Community in Australia, Balder Tol, is understanding the importance of delivering a ...

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09: The Ethical Money Man

09: The Ethical Money Man

18 Apr 2017

In early 2017 Morphic Asset Management co-founder and stock picker, Jack Lowenstein, announced the creation of an Ethical Investment Fund that won't invest in mining, alcohol, tobacco, factory farming, old growth forest logging or armaments. Since then, his 16 and 19 year old daughters have suddenly become incredibly engaged with what he does. Not only is he out to make steady returns for his investors, he understands they ...

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