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With purchases below the ‘low value threshold’ counted for the first time, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found we purchased $7.6 billion of goods and services from international websites in 2012/13. That number has been increasing at 20 per cent a year, so it’s now or never for a serious investment in digital innovation from domestic retailers.
Few businesses get the passionate brand engagement that sporting organisations enjoy. So why is it that many sporting organisations are struggling financially?
Head of funds management, La Trobe Financial
Who is your investment hero?
I subscribe to the old Warren Buffett principle about not investing in things you don’t understand. Your scorecard is not computed using Olympic diving methods: degree of difficulty doesn’t count.
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The Australian consumer is less nervous than she once was, but she still needs to be convinced. The retailers that thrive in this environment are the ones that can still surprise shoppers – and ALDI has done it consistently enough that it is no longer considered a novelty.
The Ides of March marked a turning point in Roman history with the assassination of Julius Caesar. There are signs firms in most professions are facing their own Ides of March as the era of life cycle maturity takes hold, heralding the start of decline for many firms.
There’s no doubt that automation can save time and money. But what happens to companies when they try to automate all of their customer interactions in an attempt to cut costs and yet still give the appearance of caring?
Global retail director, Specsavers
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Recruit self-disciplined people who don’t need to be managed so you can manage the business, not the people. It’s amazing how much more focus and time you have when you have the right people around you.