Is the cryptocurrency Bitcoin the biggest bubble in the world today, or a great investment bet on the cutting edge of new-age financial technology? My best guess is that in the long run, the technology will thrive, but that the price of Bitcoin will collapse.Read More
Remember the time — like, a year or two ago — when moving to the cloud, developing a mobile strategy, and analysing big data represented the cutting edge of business technology? Well, even as many companies are still waiting to see the results of these transformations, a new wave of technologies — artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and augmented reality, to name a few — is already shaping the present and future of business.Read More
See KDK Bulletin, 19 October 2017: Holding Boards to account, Govt walks away from CET & gives us NEG, McKinsey on cities the heart of the global economy, what energy ministers should do next says Grattan Institute, and are SMSF trustees still on track for their desired lifestyle in retirement? This week’s expert is Kate Golder from Affinity Wealth.Read More
The increase in SMSF balances is good news for SMSF trustees, but the key question is – whether or not they are still on track to sustain their lifestyle in retirement. Over time the quality and cost of someone’s desired lifestyle increases as reflected in the ASFA budget standards, meaning that they need more over time to meet their desired lifestyle.Read More
Cities account for more than 80% of world GDP. When roads, rails, and other forms of transport become clogged or weakened, the results are severe. Businesses, residents, and cities all suffer, and the economic costs are high—as much as 2 to 4% of city GDP in lost time, wasted fuel, and higher costs of doing business. Interesting report from McKinsey & Co.Read More
Board accountability is often discussed as expectations – what should be done and by whom and how. These expectations are then captured in regulation, codes and other formal governance and accountability frameworks. Even corporate governance specialists approach board accountability through the prism of corporate law and economics, tending to focus on the role of formal structures in oversight and control.Read More
See KDK Bulletin, 12 October 2017: The painful truth about career gaps, duty of care in workplace investigations, Hall & Wilcox on travel expense deductions, India’s solar trains save thousands, and monetizing data: a new source of value in payments. This week’s expert is Ben Fuller from Henry Davis York.Read More
Payments providers are already adept at generating customer insights from data. Now, leading firms are using advanced analytics to monetize the data itself.Read More
I underwent a paradigm shift while organizing a conference to help job seekers with career gaps find employment. I reached out to a prominent career consultant, inviting him to speak at a Connect•Work•Thrive Return to Work Conference. He replied that he would be willing to discuss generically how to prepare for the job market, but did not want to help people who have gaps in their careers find jobs.Read More
See KDK Bulletin 5 October 2017 for World Economic Forum survey on what millennials really think, Dentons asks are you susceptible to terror financing? Show us the benefits of Single Touch Payroll says IPA, and OECD study on why benefits of university vary widely. A matter of fact is by Minter Ellison partner Harriet Eager on changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law. This week’s expert is Aimee Williamson from Russell Reynolds Associates.
Are you a senior manager or Board member of a business in the heavy vehicle supply chain (this includes organisations outside of typical heavy vehicle operators)? If so you may have personal, positive obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.Read More
Refugees are welcome, robots can’t be trusted, and climate change is the biggest concern, according to the World Economic Forum survey on millennials. The Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017, which interviewed young people from 186 countries, gives their insights on society, business, politics, the economy and technology as well as their workplace and career aspirations.Read More
See KDK Bulletin, 28 September 2017: Accenture on diversity and inclusion, pressure in job market with Hays, Australia’s gas and electricity problems, PwC on the future of mining, and a happy expat life comes at a price in Australia and NZ from Expat Insider 2017 report. This week’s expert is Duncan McLennan from KPMG.Read More
Australia and New Zealand offers a high quality of life for expat singles and families alike, but health and happiness can come at a serious price, according to the latest Expat Insider 2017 survey. Over 70% of respondents are happy with the quality of healthcare, but expats struggle with the cost of living.Read More
What do you mean, inclusion starts with I?
There has been a lot of buzz on social media around a movement that we launched at Accenture, titled #InclusionStartsWithI. We asked our own people about bias and inclusion for an internal video that has been viewed and shared extensively externally. The interest is primarily because it consists of real people giving an honest comment on their personal situation – you can see it here.Read More