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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He’s the guy who put the “i” in iPhone. Ken Segall is the Former Creative Director at Apple...working side by side with Steve Jobs for almost 12 years...and he’s also the author of the best-selling books “Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success” and “Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity” At the recent World Business Forum held in Sydney...Former CEO of Chartered Accountants ANZ...Lee White...sat down with Ken Segall...in a private members session…to discuss his reflections on working at Apple...and how important keeping it simple leads to success.
Big Data and AI are part of our everyday lexicon.We're inundated with so many stories about how our lives will be changed for the better, and at the same time, we're told that big data and AI will adversely affect and threaten our very livelihood.The mixed messages in the media are confusing, to say the least.Many industries and professions alike are predicted to be non-existent or shrink into irrelevancy in the next decade.Sounds pretty bleak, right?In this episode, Ted Talk Speaker and Author, Tim Leberecht, joins Hosts Lee Sujanto and Mike Lynch to discuss how romance is the key to winning and succeeding in the era of new technology.
Can SMB's take on larger companies in the online marketplace? In this episode, Acuity Magazine Publisher, Andy McLean, and Host Mike Lynch speak with Michiel Heijmans, COO and Partner of the renowned Search Engine Optimisation Company YOAST, about how businesses can use SEO to drive traffic and compete successfully on the internet.
Are you doing the right thing by your customers and employees? In this episode of the Acuity Podcast, hosts Mike Lynch and Jennifer Black talk with John Neil, Co-Head Advice and Education at the Ethics Centre in Sydney, about the importance of business ethics and how doing the right thing can add to your bottom line.