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Sydney Business Connect - April 2016

Sydney Business Connect

The University of Sydney Business School Magazine

Sydney Business Connect celebrates the Business School community – our alumni, students and staff, as well as industry, government and community partners who discover new ways of doing things, conceptualise problems differently, innovate and challenge the status quo.

In our April edition, we consider our shared future – built on exchanging ideas. As a noun or verb, ‘exchange’ has a variety of meanings, but mainly it captures the idea of giving and receiving. Exchange in this sense is at the heart of the Business School.

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Start-up success

From the first distillery to operate in Sydney since the 1850s to an online platform for pets and pet-lovers, we talk to two entrepreneurial alumni who are making an impact.
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A walk on the dark side

The ‘leadership industry’ has devised a dizzying array of characteristics that make a good leader. Questioning them reveals some surprising results.
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Gender equality – “it’s not done yet”

Is Australia’s performance on women, work and leadership world class or second rate? The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Labor Leader, discusses the big questions with us. Read more »

Mastering the politics of innovation

Lameez Alexander from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands reveals the very human, very messy side of innovation. What does this mean for business leaders?
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Changing times in China

Australia’s Trade Commissioner and Commercial Consul in Guangzhou reflects on China’s new generation of consumers and what it means for Australians who want to do business with – and in – China. Read more »

Partnering with the Pacific

BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship recipient and Corporate Lawyer at the Pacific Legal Network, Samantha Cook, looks beyond Australia’s holiday romance perception of the Pacific region. Read more »