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Australian jobs at risk as WeWork wields the axe

Hundreds of jobs at WeWork’s Australian work hubs are in jeopardy following its floundering American parent company’s decision to shed 33 percent of its employees because of financial difficulties.

Aussie plant-based meat substitute provides opportunities for $6 billion market by 2030

A plant-based source of protein that looks and tastes like real meat has been launched in Sydney by a new company with ambitious plans to break into international markets. 

The NSW Government organisation that embraced digital from the get-go

While the NSW Government races to digitally transform its departments, a little-known state government entity, called WIRO, has been setting impressive new customer service standards in the Workers Compensation sector for seven consecutive years.

The ambitious plan to connect a million Aussie expats with employers back home

An ambitious plan to connect Australia’s one million expats with jobs back home will be launched by the Advance organisation – the only group that connects Australians living and working overseas. 

Atlassian duo top AFR list of most powerful technology influencers

It is no surprise that Atlassian’s co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar take the top two positions in a just-released rating of the top five technology influencers in Australia.

UPS using drones to get medical supplies to hospitals

Giant American delivery service UPS has started delivering products by drone after approval from the United States Government.

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Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar keynote speaker at seminar

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, one of the most sought-after entrepreneurs in Australia, will be a featured speaker at this year’s Spark Festival.

The backroads of artificial intelligence and its challenge

Artificial Intelligence is seen as both a solution to intractable problems and a major challenge to social, political and economic life.

Building a brand just as important as building a business

Join Principals strategy director, Moensie Rossier as she shares her thoughts on how to build a brand, not just a business. 

The next seat: Bringing women into the start-up boardroom

Recruiting the wide-ranging list of diversely talented women for advisory or boardroom roles will be the theme when three promising start-ups publicly reveal their potential during the Spark Festival.

Incubate demo day: a launch pad to reach the stars

INCUBATE is the award-winning university startup accelerator founded by the University of Sydney Union.

Venture capital in an innovation economy

Long-time venture capital investor Dr Bill Janeway will headline the United States Studies Centre’s presentation of “Venture capital in the innovation economy.”

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Could Microsoft Teams be the end of Slack?

The Death Stars of our new economy have aligned to ensure that promising young companies will be stifled.

Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) Interview

Earlier in her career, Cindy was the founder of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, home of Addyi, the first and only FDA-approved treatment for low sexual desire disorder in women, which was sold for one billion dollars and then reacquired in a crazy story with incredible terms that we will discuss in this conversation.

Fixing a Rigged System

Anat R. Admati explains why our financial system still struggles with misconduct.

How to start a speech

What are the first words of a speech?  What should be the first sentence of a speech? 

What happens when we take humans out of work?

“Could you build us a junior lawyer using machine intelligence?” AI will take our jobs—and that is a good thing, argues Tomer Garzberg.

The Infinite Game: How to Lead in the 21st Century

Simon Sinek joins the How To: Academy to present his latest insights on The Infinite Game.

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Some CEOs try to be ethical. Most of them can’t or won’t

James O’Toole, a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher about his book, “The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good.”

Oscar Munoz: Learn to Listen

On this podcast episode, the CEO of United Airlines discusses managing mergers and developing emotional intelligence.

Arthur Sinodinos with some reflections and advice

Arthur Sinodinos will soon leave the Senate, and early next year take up the position of Australian ambassador in Washington.

Julie Bishop in conversation

If Australians can agree about one thing, it’s that we’re not that impressed by our politicians.

Kara Swisher Discusses the Tech Industry

Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews influential tech journalist Kara Swisher.