Sydney Business Blog
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The Big Opportunity Blog explores current conversations and ideas from the world of business. These are insights into the thoughts of tomorrow's agents of change - our leading academics, business leaders and students. Shape your opinion on what matters.
Why the Medicare Co-Payment Could Cost You Less. 25 Sep 2014
The following article has been extracted from Inside Enterprise, a Business School sponsored, student-run publication. With the introduction of a new $7 doctor’s fee announced as part of the 2014 Federal Budget, effectively ending the reign of free healthcare in Australia, Geordie Costello explains the logic behind the move and how it could cost you significantly less in the long-run. More
Beyond Borders 17 Sep 2014
Australian: “How you going?”American: “Are you asking where I am going?” These minor colloquial differences such as the usage of words like: ‘mate’ ‘keen’ ‘heaps’ ‘uni’ ‘flatmates’ 'jumper' and ‘doona’ add to a gnarley cultural clash between the United States and Australia. My name is Jennifer Crane and I am a third-year communication studies major and environmental systems and society minor More
In June 2013, a group of enthusiastic students and I took the first steps in implementing an idea I had toyed with for some time: starting a business publication that was entirely student-run, informing a readership that spanned several Australian Universities and which would inspire business students through the practical tips and insights gained from successful industry professionals. Six More
A Taste of America, Summer Study Abroad 14 Aug 2014
How the time flies. Just over six weeks ago, I had just finished my Sydney Uni exams and jumped onto a plane bound for LA. It was there that I was to spend six weeks studying and travelling. Now that I am back in Sydney, I’m launching straight back into semester (my final semester too!) with an abundance of new friendships, experiences and knowledge acquired from studying at UCLA. So what were More
Discovering New Forms of Business 11 Aug 2014
Corporate Social Responsibility has been an idea embedded into the pores of business foundation classes from the start. At the same time, I felt like it was more of an elaborate marketing ploy. Businesses are concerned with making a profit, I reasoned. Why would they willingly participate in extra activities and practices that would add extra costs? It wasn’t until I stumbled across ‘social More
The future of Australia – China business relations and a world of opportunities for emerging leaders 24 Sep 2014
By Nicholas Flood, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program Graduating from my undergraduate degree in the midst of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), a period where graduates for the first time in many years faced … Continue reading
A Shanghai Soiree and the Danger of Disruption 18 Sep 2014
By Belinda Coniglio, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program My first encounter with China (apart from the outings to our local Chinese takeaway as a child) was when I was sixteen, in Naples, Italy, when … Continue reading
Debunking myths about women in Leadership 8 Sep 2014
By Nancy Nguyen, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program As a young child, I remember watching “Beyond 2000”, a show promising what the next millennium would offer from futuristic cars, to the newest and brightest … Continue reading
Celebrating a ‘different’ CEO 4 Sep 2014
By Lisa Tarry, Careers & Corporate Relations Manager MBA Programs, Management Education, at the University of Sydney Business School In times of change, we often need a different approach. The Mindful Leadership Global Forum took place in Sydney this week … Continue reading
By Christopher Murphy, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program There has been much conjecture about the 2014 Commonwealth Budget – with university fee deregulation, Medicare co-payments and changes to fuel excises well reported. One of … Continue reading
Travel Trinkets 1 Oct 2014
I have been privileged enough to travel very many places in the world, which means, I have also been lucky enough to have saved some money to buy everyone at home little souvenirs from each of my destinations. But the gift I’m about to share with you is unlike any other I’ve ever seen – Melbourne mother and business women, Annette Chambers, officially has the most marketable travel trinket ever ... Read More
Monopoly No More 26 Sep 2014
Hungry Jacks is throwing down just as much heat as their new counter campaign claims - Get your free food at Hungry Jacks instead of at ‘You Know Who.’ How much more clever and ruthless can you get? Hungry Jacks seems to be very, extremely, confident in the superiority of their food as opposed to their competitors who are giving out small concessions in their monopoly board game imitation. This ... Read More
Brand partnerships are no new feat in today’s collaborative marketing environment, and so when NARS Cosmetics announced their next collaboration during London Fashion Week, it came to no surprise that it would be with a fashion designer that closely echoed the brand’s own ethos, and whom they had worked with for many years. Although not completely obvious, designers in the fashion industry form ... Read More
Google is set to launch one of its biggest and craziest (in a good way!) innovations yet - Project Loon. This initiative was started from right here in our own back yard as well! The project's purpose is to create widespread and low cost internet access for all areas of the globe in order to further increase the spread of knowledge and the speed with which the diffusion of information occurs. The ... Read More
City of Melbourne – Re-branding for the Future 12 Sep 2014
Having recently just visited Melbourne with Christine, I couldn’t help but notice the prominence of the city’s own branding. Whether it was on event tickets, billboards or magazines, Melbourne had been given a very clear identity, and one that perhaps is a lot more memorable than some of Australia’s other capital cities. Re-branded by Landor Associates in 2009, the brief for this project ... Read More
US Placement Program Blogs
During their stay in the United States, participants in the Washington DC and Los Angeles Placement Programs share their experiences of work, study and all else that is life.
Three snow days and three days left 5 Mar 2014
With three days left in this program, I have decided to do a blog updating the work I have done, events we have attended and the places we have travelled.... More
Hello again! I'm finally here in DC and well, have been here for a few weeks! The first time I set foot on DC soil, I knew it was time to start work to start the program that I had... More
New York - Part 2 Now, I’ve left Times Square to a separate part - reason being was that we came here again with a larger group of friends on the Weekend once we were in DC so I decided... More
Los Angeles Series: Theme Parks 6 Feb 2014
It's almost halfway through the LA program and I've been lucky enough to visit 4 theme parks! Here's my breakdown:... More
Los Angeles Series: The Holiday 6 Feb 2014
Hey guys, Ben here attempting my first ever blog post. I know it’s been almost 4 weeks into the LA program, but it has been crazy since day one!... More
I'm An Intern! And More Cycling... 25 Jan 2014
I got an internship! Woohoo- no longer an intern-orphan! This week was the start of my internship at M&C Saatchi. I’m placed with Apple-extraordinaire Lee on the program who’s from WA and so far it’s been an amazing experience! M&C... More