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There’s a continent of consumers coming your way, are you ready? – Ep. 13

China is expected to boast 850 million new middle-class consumers by 2030. It’s as if a new continent was emerging in the Asia-Pacific, but is the region ready to handle the growing demand for goods and services? Is there a downside? Are we about to lose access to our own resources? The Honourable Bob Carr, former premier of New South Wales and Australian foreign minister, is the director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology in Sydney. He joins hosts Mike Lynch and Kylie Kwong in the studio to talk about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Big Data is a Weapon of Math Destruction – Ep. 12

Big data is bandied about as the silver bullet to countless problems. From helping us make smarter business decisions through to choosing which suburb we should live in, big data is a catch-all solution to issues around the world. Mix in a little artificial intelligence and Bob’s your uncle, right? Not necessarily. Cathy O’Neil, an American mathematician, data scientist, Ted Talk speaker and author (her latest book is called Weapons of Math Destruction), argues big data contains more human bias than we care to admit. She warns that it could be toxic to our very democracy.

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Don’t Pull the Trigger Until You Red Team It – Ep. 11

We make important decisions daily, in business, some of those decisions have a high dollar value.Executing a new strategy naturally comes with risk, but have you considered all the possible outcomes? Is there a way to mitigate potential failures and loss to your business?Bryce Hoffman, author of the book "Red Teaming: Transform Your Business by Thinking Like the Enemy", joins host Mike Lynch and Leigh Sujanto to discuss a new way businesses can begin to make better decisions.

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When it comes to retirement…you should get excited! – Ep. 10

Retirement is considered, by most of us, as something that just happens at the end of our working life...but it doesn’t have to be.It can be a time of living by the seaside, travelling the world, or ticking items off your bucket list, it’s all up to you.  A little preparation and planning now can make all the difference.Claire MacKay, Director and Head of Advice at Quantum Financial, talks with Mike Lynch and co-host Kylie Kwong about how retirement can be the most exciting and fulfilling time in your life.

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Need a business advisor? There’s an app for that – Ep. 9

In this episode, we talk with award-winning technology entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Dale Beaumont, who has spent the past decade helping small to medium enterprises become more prosperous. His latest venture...BRiN…a mobile app, powered by artificial intelligence, takes his quest to help sme’s to the next level. Dale also tackles some of BRiN's more popular questions that the app receives from its subscribers.

By | July 1st, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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