Sydney Business Blog
The Business School is proud of both the depth and breadth of our community. Our students, academics, alumni and industry partners are all integral in helping to shape the principles we believe in, and the successes we achieve.
That is why the Business School encourages our entire community to make their voices heard. Whether it is students taking part in our Exchange or Industry Placement programs, or a member of staff with something to say in their area of expertise, we believe that every opinion counts.
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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.
You’re just about to start at the University of Sydney Business School – your thoughts at this point are about making new friends, finding the best coffee, navigating your classrooms and finding your feet in new surroundings. Whether this is your first, second, third or even last year, make your first stop on campus the Careers and Student Experience Lounge on the Basement Level of the More
5 minutes with a Future Leader 16 Feb 2017
We asked the 2017 recipient of the GradConnection Ashurst Law Award, Jasmin Jade Hamade, to share how she got to where she is and how she feels about the experience. Jasmin is currently in her fourth year studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law at the University of Sydney. What has shaped you into a Future Leader? There is no doubt that my parents played the most More
Starting your degree is an exciting time, from organising your timetable to figuring out what major interests. We asked our current students to share a few things that they think every first-year Business School student needs to know before they start uni. 1. There’s support available to you “In my first two years here I worked full time as a cadet and studied part time. I found the More
3 tips for succeeding in your first semester 13 Feb 2017
Transitioning from school to university can be challenging. While you’re settling into life at uni, here are some tips from our current students on how to make your first semester at the Business School a successful one. Take advantage of the great programs available “It’s important for you to get a head start on your studies, so programs such as Maths in Business and Peer-Assisted Study More
By Dr Kim Johnstone, UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship recipient and current student in The University of Sydney Business School MBA Doing an MBA is one of those things that will develop my skills and my career. What I … Continue reading
By Kristy Bartlett, current student in the University of Sydney Business School MBA program. So often we find solutions to society’s biggest challenges, that are localised and small scale or before adequately understanding the complexities in which they exist. Through … Continue reading
Innovation by constraint 8 Dec 2016
By Myrophora Koureas, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program I first heard of ‘innovation by constraint’ during a pre-departure information session for the India Pilot Program as part of my MBA. The premise sounded straightforward, … Continue reading
… But Aren’t All Great Leaders Self-Aware? 7 Nov 2016
By Douglas Foster – Current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and ‘Leadership Practice and Development’ unit coach. One of my favourite cartoons was in a newspaper several years ago. It’s of a CEO standing around … Continue reading
Speak your truth 1 Nov 2016
By Anmol Saini, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship recipient Everyone’s story is unique, and your truth is different to mine. The UN Women National Committee Australia MBA … Continue reading
10 years after my undergraduate degree in Communications, and with almost my entire career spent in Marketing following that, I decided to embark on the Master of Marketing at the University of Sydney. With some trepidation about studying again I thought to evaluate exactly what I wanted to gain out of my experience at the university and postgraduate study, and I realised what it came down to ... Read More
Are Chatbots the future of E-Commerce? 2 Feb 2017
With Valentine’s Day coming up I wish 1-800-flowers was available in Australia. Being able to order flowers from Facebook Messenger is so 2017, you can literally place an order in a minute without having to call or physically go to the florist. Chatbot is the new black. In the early days of Artificial Intelligence research, chatbots were seen as an intriguing (but for the ... Read More
Happy new year 2017 readers! I truly hope that you all have had an amazing holiday period and are settling back into work well. Looking into 2017, I was wondering what would change in the industry -- I mean, 2016 was a great year and content was amazing, but something bigger must surely be coming.For me, 2017 is going to rely heavily on content management. Brands need to stop with the generic ... Read More
Genius marketing behind Snapchat Spectacles 16 Dec 2016
Snapchat Spectacles has been trending this past month for a number of reasons. For those of you that have not heard of them, I would recommend that you search them up right now -- especially if you are big on your Instagram game. In short, it is Snapchat’s first hardware product that they released initially on November 10 of this year. They are a pair of regular sunglasses that acts as a ... Read More
How marketing can help your next job interview 15 Dec 2016
“In many ways, advertising is similar to applying for a job,” says Sharon Napier, CEO of advertising agency Partners + Napier. As marketers, we’re all trying to sell brands to consumers in the hope that they’ll throw it in their “shopping cart”, ask friends about it, or engage with it online. Think about a job application — we market ourselves through our CV and cover letter. The consumer (i.e ... Read More
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
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
David Hensher, Chinh Ho and Richard Ellison
The rapid development of autonomous vehicles (AV) has prompted considerable speculation on how these vehicles will ‘revolutionise’ the future of cities’ transport systems. It has been suggested that a large-scale adoption of AV would lead to safer roads, congestion-free cities and more public spaces as vehicles can be shared, and hence fewer parking spaces are needed. However, it is far from clear if these visions are likely to be realised and what this might imply for the future transport networks and policy agendas. Read more
The National Transport Commission (NTC) recently published an issues paper on increasing heavy vehicle (HV) volumetric load capacity without increasing mass limits in an effort to increase the productivity of road freight. The NTC paper identified a number of key issues that require further consideration and resolution prior to developing a national policy for introducing higher productivity vehicles (HPVs) onto Australian roads. Read more
The recent bankruptcy of the world’s seventh largest container carrier, Hanjin Shipping, has sent shock waves through global supply chains. Read more