by Rod Towers A 1985 painting titled Points of View by Sharon Davson recently re-sold for $5.2 million (US $5.4). It well and truly became the highest price for a painting by a living Australian artist. Davson is not necessarily Continue reading Who is Davson ~ the $5.2m artist?
by Adrian Payne By 1972, a young Sergio Lopez had completed his agricultural qualification. He was working in Chile in the wine industry, when a close friend was approached by Australian Immigration Department ‘talent scouts’. At the time Australia was Continue reading Sergio and Martin Lopez, MSR Services Australia: Transparency and Honesty
DG: When I spoke to the Minister for Small Business she mentioned the idea that the new NSW Government will go ahead with the Small Business Commissioner idea and it would be interesting to know why this idea turned up Continue reading Publisher’s Guest: Yasmin King, NSW Small Business Commissioner
The Hon. Charlie Lynn – Member of the Legislative Council I never thought much about leadership as a young bloke in a small country town in Gippsland. My conscription into the army during the Vietnam War changed all that. It Continue reading Some Leadership Observations
New construction figures from Compelling Economics show construction is booming in The Sydney Hills with a number of multi-million dollar projects driving future growth. This activity is supported by new early Census data showing growth in many areas in The Continue reading The Sydney Hills is Growing and Changing
Louise Godwin, Director Education for TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute Few people would be startled to learn that there is a strong link between highly skilled managers and happy, productive employees. What is startling however is the extent to Continue reading Good Management is the Key to Business Success
Adam Goldstien, Wealth Adviser – Skeggs Goldstien It’s February 2 1992 and an obnoxious appallingly self-centred weatherman is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see Continue reading Ground Hog Day: Planning for a Different Outcome
Kris Cilia, Consultant – The HR Department Many people find having to discipline or terminate an employee highly stressful particularly if the employee is long serving. This is due to the anxiety that normally accompanies such an act and is Continue reading Discipline and Termination
Stephen Frost, Managing Director – BREED Inc. Recently I was invited to assist with the quality validation of a product and was most impressed at the openness and transparency of the process. The product was the Vocational Education and Training Continue reading Volunteering Can Lead to Strategic Partnerships
by Robert E Cliff F.G.A.A., JP After 12 years at Castle Towers, I am so excited to announce that we have decided to undertake not just a shop-refit, but a complete Renovation of our Showroom. Yes, we are demolishing the Continue reading And Let the Renovation Begin!