February 2021

Month: February 2021

One Time Round: Dr Gill Hicks and the consequences of our actions

One Time Round: Dr Gill Hicks and the consequences of our actions One Time Round: Dr Gill Hicks and the consequences of our actions

I was telling my good lady wife about a chance meeting I had with Dr Gill Hicks in the bushes of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, while discussing her 2021 Adelaide Fringe show, Alive And (still kicking). She has long been an admirer of Dr Gill’s and she relayed to me something that had come up in conversation […]

Make South Australia the MBA state

Make South Australia the MBA state Make South Australia the MBA State

South Australia’s Department Of Premier And Cabinet, has released a document this weekend entitled, Future Adelaide: State Of Illumination. And this glossy magazine and website – futureadl.com.au – are certainly shining a light on some of the best and most exclusive aspects of South Australia you can imagine. From pristine underwater scenes to dusk photography […]

Wine and Book Pairing: Poke The Box by Seth Godin with a Spider Bill Wines Barbera

Wine and Book Pairing: Poke The Box by Seth Godin with a Spider Bill Wines Barbera Wine and Book Pairing: Poke The Box by Seth Godin with a Spider Bill Wines Barbera

One of my favourite authors is Seth Godin. Seth has written many quirky books, many that even fail to communicate complete ideas, favouring, instead, fragments of thoughts with the onus on the reader to pull it all together. I particularly enjoy having read Linchpin and Purple Cow because I saw a pattern in Seth’s writing. […]

Tim Minchin is an exemplar of MBA Thinking and the Professor will carry his flame throughout the Adelaide Fringe

Tim Minchin is an exemplar of MBA Thinking and the Professor will carry his flame throughout the Adelaide Fringe Tim Minchin is an exemplar of MBA Thinking and the Professor will carry his flame throughout the Adelaide Fringe

It was drawn to my attention that Tim Minchin AM will not be appearing at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe, leaving the role of higher education messaging to my good self. It is a heavy burden to bear but I do so gladly. What do we have in common? We both command stages in front of […]

Summon the elders: Why businesses should not make retirement compulsory

Summon the elders: Why businesses should not make retirement compulsory Summon the elders: Why businesses should not make retirement compulsory

It is with much surprise that I awoke today to news that consultancy firm, Deloitte, expects its partners to retire at the ripe age of 62. This is very surprising, when one considers that Deloitte is probably home to more MBAs per capita than any other firm on the planet. How could this haven for […]

Wine and Book Pairing: The Naked CEO by Alex Malley with a Ballycroft Small Berry Mataro

Wine and Book Pairing: The Naked CEO by Alex Malley with a Ballycroft Small Berry Mataro Wine and Book Pairing: The Naked CEO by Alex Malley with a Ballycroft Small Berry Mataro by Professor Longsword

The Naked CEO is a “bare it all” tale about what makes Alex Malley tick. And it seems that hinges on being able to still be a goofy kid when being an adult. This made it a perfect wine to pair with Joe Evans’ Mataro from Ballycroft in Greenock because Joe is quite the larrikin, […]

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki paired with Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki paired with Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki paired with Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz

A book that can instil financial literacy and curiosity in young and old alike is Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. For MBA students, there are wonderful stories of cunning and ingenuity throughout this light read that have potential to impact the balance sheets of any business or endeavour they might be involved in […]

Adelaide breakfast radio music is hurting South Australian productivity

Adelaide breakfast radio music is hurting South Australian productivity Adelaide breakfast radio music is hurting South Australian productivity - Professor Longsword on Radio Adelaide

I know this headline makes a bold claim but as someone who lives by MBA Thinking I cannot afford to shirk my responsibility to speak the truth. There are many sources of self-help information and pop-culture leaders who preach that happy workplaces are healthy. Oh, how I wish that were true. But, alas, the data […]

Exeter Hotel Adelaide: A review by Professor Longsword

Exeter Hotel Adelaide: A review by Professor Longsword Exeter Hotel Adelaide: A review by Professor Longsword

I’m not one for writing reviews of establishments but something struck me this evening as I stumbled into the Exeter Hotel in Rundle Street, so I had to write about it to “think out loud”. I was in the area because I’ve been invited to join the breakfast program on Radio Adelaide on Friday morning […]

Influence: The Persuasion Of Psychology by Dr Robert Cialdini paired with Eight At The Gate Shiraz Cabernet

Influence: The Persuasion Of Psychology by Dr Robert Cialdini paired with Eight At The Gate Shiraz Cabernet Influence: The Persuasion Of Psychology by Dr Robert Cialdini paired with Eight At The Gate Shiraz Cabernet

How many wines are there in the world? How many business books are there? There are countless samples of both. However, how many of these books have been paired with wines by a Professor using MBA Thinking? Only nine of them, to date. This, my friends, is scarcity. And as Dr Robert Cialdini explains in […]

2021 Adelaide Oxford Honorary MBA Degree List

2021 Adelaide Oxford Honorary MBA Degree List The 2021 New Years Honorary MBA Degree List from The MBA School Of MBA Credentials

The first of February is one of the most important dates in the English-speaking world because it was on this day back in 1884 that the first portion (or fascicle) of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. We hold this day dear to our hearts because not only was I born in Oxfordshire but I […]

Adelaide MBA School to teach GameStop-like investment in Adelaide Adventure Rooms

Adelaide MBA School to teach GameStop-like investment in Adelaide Adventure Rooms Adelaide MBA School to teach GameStop-like investment in Adelaide Adventure Rooms

Many students have asked me to analyse the GameStop phenomenon that has taken Wall Street and the popular press by storm. And it is healthy that a new crop of MBAs should be keen as mustard to learn from the experiments and mistakes of others to seek new ways of deriving profit from strategic street […]

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