Building your personal brand in the Asian market

By Jon Michail Most sustainable relationships between Australia and Asia are primarily based on interactions and associations. Therefore it is important to have a credible personal brand for instant impact. There are three components in building a credible personal...

A boost for Australia’s fine wool, a win for devotees of quality

The fine wool industry is delighted with the recent announcement that the luxury Italian fashion label Zegna is to buy a majority share of Achill, a 2564 hectare sheep property near Armidale, NSW. This acquisition will enable Zegna to be involved in every step of the...

And they say politics doesn't pay… Brand Clinton, a money making machine

Politics in the 21st Century is a money making profession no matter what the politicians have us believe, and why not? If you have real value and contribute to society why shouldn’t you be paid well after you have re-entered everyday life. Hillary Clinton gives...

Australian Tax Office staff told they're dressing too sexy

Noel Towell | The Age | 5 May 2014 Public servants at the Taxation Office have been told they are dressing too sexily for their jobs. Bosses at Taxation have cracked down on the “revealing” or “immodest” outfits some of their officials were...

How much does multiculturalism improve the Australian economy?

Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” And I believe that best sums up the spirit of the migrant. A bit of logic for good measure, but an imagination in the hope that life will be so much better in the new lands....

Australian Entrepreneurship in the Asian Century

Asia is booming and there has never been a better time for Australian entrepreneurs to capitalise on the opportunities in the region, writes Jon Michail. The Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently told an ASEAN business forum that “trade means jobs” and his latest visit...