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The Big Opportunity Blog

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.

Latest Posts

  • HPAIR Changed My Life. Now Let It Change Yours. 26 May 2017

    Wanting to add an international experience to your degree but not sure if you have the time or money? International conferences can be a valuable addition to your resume with wide ranging benefits including access to world renowned speakers, thought-provoking presentations, global networking opportunities, and an amazing travel experience. The first international conference I went to was More

  • How smooth is your drive? 12 May 2017

    If you're a driver, you know that you need to service your car regularly. Sometimes, you need to change the wheels, replace components, but you're basically swapping out the same thing for the same thing (even when they're still functioning well!). It feels like a waste but you still do it, because if you don't, sometime down the track you know your car will break down. The same can be said More

  • Learning outside of the classroom 9 May 2017

    Recently a few of our students travelled to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, as part of their Service Learning in Indigenous Community (SLIC) coursework. This new service learning program is one of several across New South Wales and the Northern Territory that seeks to provide innovative learning and teaching outside the classroom, whilst tackling real-world challenges faced in More

  • The journey to the top 5 May 2017

    To be honest, I was completely surprised and shocked when EY announced my team, ‘Risky Business’ as the winner of the EY Case Competition. I think we all were pretty surprised. The four presentations we had just watched were so incredible!  The USYD Business cheer squad Looking back to the week prior, we weren’t even sure if we were going to submit our report because we didn’t think More

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Marketing Matters

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  • How to Give a Killer Presentation 23 May 2017

    As a marketer, have you thought about the importance of public speaking in your daily life? Whenever you are doing group work, in an interview, working on your consulting project, or pitching your ideas to your boss, it is so important to communicate your ideas persuasively and with clarity. The art of public speaking is not only about standing in front of a crowd confidently, it’s also about ... Read More

  • Learn to Fail like a #GirlBoss 18 May 2017

    Everybody loves a success story. But what’s interesting about Sophia Amoruso’s Netflix biopic ‘Girl Boss’ is that we already know the end of the story culminates with the bankruptcy of her fashion empire. Have you ever failed? Some people never fail because they’re too scared to try. For others, failing is a weekly, if not daily, event. One can only imagine how much worse it must feel to fail ... Read More

  • From sales and strategy to social innovation: where Master of Marketing led me 15 May 2017

    With many Master of Marketing (MoM) students graduating from the University of Sydney’s Business School soon, Marketing Matters is shining a light on some exceptional alumni. Will Wang is the first of two alumni in the graduation series to share where the Master of Marketing Program has led him and how it the consulting project in particular has benefited his career. Who is Will Wang? Hi MoM ... Read More

  • Pedal Power 11 May 2017

    Getting caught in a traffic jam and being stuck on the road for hours is always a nightmare. Not to mention, a waste of our precious time. With the growing population, combined with the increasing number of cars on the road, many countries are encountering public transport issues, as well as heavy fuel consumption and air pollution. Under the umbrella of “the sharing economy”, ride sharing and ... Read More

  • New Printing World 8 May 2017

    3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to the process used to create three-dimensional objects by successively layering material using computer controls. The possibilities for creation are endless. But with this future technology now at our doorstep, the question is: how are marketers going to use 3D printing for marketing campaigns in the future? Although the 3D ... Read More

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ITLS Thinking outside the box

These short pieces focus on transport and logistics topics of currency that are likely to be challenging and controversial – hence the titling of the series Thinking outside the box. It has all the elements of critical thinking and the challenge of change.

Professor David Hensher, Director, ITLS

Latest Posts

  • Toll Roads – a view after 25 years 27 Apr 2017

    David Hensher

    Tolled roads in Australia have been around now for over 25 years (excluding bridge crossings) and have created camps of supporters and dissenters. Have they delivered value for money (to whom?) and have they reached their use by date as a preferred way to fund and deliver road infrastructure? In looking back over 25 years this think piece crystallises some of the key elements of the toll road journey, raising questions about whether it is time to transition away from road-specific pricing to network pricing reform. Read more

  • Visible hands or invisible hands – who should build the ports in developing countries? 03 Apr 2017

    Xaiowen Fu

    The general decline in shipping and trade has put huge pressure on ports, as they have significant sunk/fixed costs and rely on shipping carriers to bring in cargo. With huge investments and associated risks, it is often difficult for the private sector to undertake very large port investments independently, especially in developing countries with relatively less efficient capital markets. Read more

  • The benefits and beneficiaries of urban tollroad expansion 03 Mar 2017

    Christopher Standen

    After a nine-month investigation into the WestConnex tollroad, the Auditor-General has found the Commonwealth Government committed billions of taxpayers’ money to the scheme without appropriate advice. He also indicated that the funding did not provide value for money for taxpayers, and did not protect the government’s financial interests. These findings raise the question: if the scheme is a bad deal for taxpayers, then exactly whom does it benefit? Read more

  • I can't wait to get my Ls! A Perspective on High School Travel 09 Feb 2017

    Stephen Greaves

    Last week marked the end of the school holidays in Sydney and a resumption for many of frustrating levels of congestion as the 'school-run' resumed. Well over half of school children were driven, which is roughly double the levels when many of their parents would have been attending school, 25-30 years ago. How have we arrived at this situation and what can we do? Read more

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