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Business School Alumni Magazine
March 2014 (Issue 23)

Welcome to Issue 23 of Sydney Business Connect.

Topics covered in this issue are:

Business Alumni Network launched - The Business School launched the University of Sydney Business Alumni Network (BAN) in line with its drive to strengthen ties between current students, graduates, academics and industry.

The Wisdom of Aesop inspires Chief Economist - The University of Sydney inspired Besa Deda to achieve extraordinary success in the banking industry, but dedication and good fortune also helped her along the way.

Business School strengthens China ties - Beijing is a bustling financial and political centre of glass and steel towers, traffic snarls and more than 20 million people, each pursuing their own unique version of what President Xi Jinping terms the Chinese dream.

When Business Meets Shakespeare - Alumnus Matthew Gibbs (BEc'89, GradCertPA'01) demonstrates that Shakespeare's poetry resonates with the modern business world.

Abercrombie Precinct Project coming to life - Construction has been underway since July last year and the Business School's innovative, ambitious and world-class centre of learning is beginning to take shape.

The upside of Start-Ups - Another social media giant is just around the corner, according to entrepreneur and Business School graduate Thai Huynh.

This issue of Sydney Business Connect will be distributed with the Sydney Alumni Magazine in mid-late March 2014. If you do not receive your copy, please update your details and ensure that we have your correct mailing address.

Please send comments or feedback regarding this, or future issues of Sydney Business Connect, to

Many thanks,

Kathryn Cowe and Kim Pryor
Alumni Relations - University of Sydney Business School