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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How the Adelaide Crows new Chief Executive can restore the Football Club with MBA Thinking

How the Adelaide Crows new Chief Executive can restore the Football Club with MBA Thinking How the Adelaide Crows new Chief Executive can restore the Football Club with MBA Thinking

Let’s face facts. The Adelaide Crows aka Adelaide Football Club has fallen from grace in recent years and it does not augur well for the year when the first official duty of Chairman John Olsen at last night’s 2021 season launch was to announce the resignation of CEO Andrew Fagan. If ever an organisation needed […]

Wine and Book Pairing: A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turbull with a Wynns Cabernet

Wine and Book Pairing: A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turbull with a Wynns Cabernet Wine and Book Pairing - A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull

Former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, published an expansive autobiography that some MBA students find useful for its political and cultural insights as well as its weight. I’m told it makes a superb doorstopper in share houses. When it comes to pairing this book with a wine, there are many options not least of which is […]

Australia can binge watch its way to economic recovery: Netflix and networks should stream business books during TV shows

Australia can binge watch its way to economic recovery: Netflix and networks should stream business books during TV shows Australia can binge watch its way to economic recovery: Netflix and networks should stream business books during TV shows

Australia could be standing at a crossroads right now, looking both ways to read the economic traffic, and trying to determine whether it’s safe to cross, better to disrupt, or more appealing to jaywalk it’s way to new possibilities faster. But there’s one thing holding us back. Most of us are not on the road. […]

Promotional photos and operational logistics: Efficiency for updating Adelaide breakfast radio teams

Promotional photos and operational logistics: Efficiency for updating Adelaide breakfast radio teams Promotional photos and operational logistics: Efficiency for updating Adelaide breakfast radio teams. Billboard photo: by DesignClass on Unsplash

I’ve been puzzling recently, over why breakfast radio promotional photographs look so similar. The thought was stirred by a friend of mine and former radio person, Steve Davis. He shared a montage of radio show promo shots drawn from one issue of the industry newsletter, Radioinfo. Despite the images all being rather pixelated, do you […]

Reverse Citations: How to write academic papers for Trump supporters

Reverse Citations: How to write academic papers for Trump supporters Reverse Citations for pro-Trump LinkedIn users

We are apolitical at the MBA School Of MBA Credentials. Our challenge is to view the world through the lens of curiosity and apply MBA Thinking whenever problems need solutions. And such a problem has arisen in some LinkedIn discussions I have been involved with in the wake of some US institutions like Middlebury College […]

Reshaping John Dillermand: The book is mightier than the penis

Reshaping John Dillermand: The book is mightier than the penis Reshaping John Dillermand: The book is mightier than the penis

Denmark’s equivalent of the ABC, DR, has launched a TV show for children aged 4-8 about a man with a penis that can grow very, very, very long and often gets him into trouble. His name is John Dillermand, with Diller being Danish slang for penis. And my argument is that focussing on well-endowed genetalia […]

You can’t polish a turd but you can harness its pulling power on social media

You can’t polish a turd but you can harness its pulling power on social media You can't polish a turd but you can harness its pulling power on social media - Source: ABC News / Facebook / Amanda Fitzgerald

A student who has enrolled for A Lunchtime MBA during the Adelaide Fringe Semester next month, has posed an interesting question. Why do posts about poop in our community Facebook Group get 10 times the discussion and engagement compared to posts about generous sales and promotions? I was busy at the time so my number […]

Universities and mansplaining: Why we started the Mantraining Elective

Universities and mansplaining: Why we started the Mantraining Elective Universities and mainsplaining: Why we started the Mantraining Elective at the MBA School Of MBA Credentials

Many South Australians will remember how an image that hit the media (and social media) in 2018 that brought a lot of heat onto the University of Adelaide because it looked like the august institution was embracing “mansplaining” in its visual communication. This was because the image that did the rounds showed a seated male […]

Thank Goodness It’s Monday: Reclaiming TGIF with MBA Thinking

Thank Goodness It’s Monday: Reclaiming TGIF with MBA Thinking Thank Goodness it's Monday - Reclaiming TGIF with MBA Thinking. Photo by dusan jovic on Unsplash

Another day, another week, means another chance to apply MBA Thinking to your life and the lives of those around you. I saw a delightful post from a rather smart, Adelaide GP and business owner, Dr Nick Tellis, on LinkedIn this morning entitled, Happy Mindset Monday. He asked, “how many of you think TGI Monday?” […]

Do not study your MBA online: The universities’ new clothes

Do not study your MBA online: The universities’ new clothes Do not study your MBA online. Photo by Antor Paul on Unsplash

My Google searches are filled with ads for MBA courses at this time of year and it worries me greatly that almost all institutions are boasting about MBA degrees that can be earned “100% online”. Dear students to be, as someone who has held the gaze of his students over many lunches, I believe the […]

Why we should stop free riding on Adelaide trams

Why we should stop free riding on Adelaide trams Why we should stop free riding on Adelaide trams - MBA School Of MBA Credentials

I was in the city of Adelaide yesterday, preparing to catch the free tram service from the MBA School Of MBA Credentials (13th floor of 144 King William Street, just above Treasury 1860), when I had an MBA insight: I should not be a free-rider. Of course, if you haven’t earned your MBA you might […]

How to use your MBA to write more convincing spam

How to use your MBA to write more convincing spam Use your MBA skills to write more convincing spam. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Ms Paige Turner received an email yesterday from a Daniel Roos who claimed to be representing Best Professional SEO and Web Design Services Company. The dilemma for Daniel is that one of our students received an identical email from Daniel, even though it was meant to be a tailored email for the MBA School Of […]

We are one and free: HR lessons from the Australian National Anthem lyric change

We are one and free: HR lessons from the Australian National Anthem lyric change We are one and free: HR Lessons from the national anthem. Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash

Many of us were satisfyingly surprised when Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a one-word change to the Australian national anthem, especially those of us who teach HR topics as part of an MBA. The change from “we are young and free” to “we are one and free”, is of great significance to First Nations people […]

Shorten meetings with waggle dancing instead of words: Hive mind management lessons from bees

Shorten meetings with waggle dancing instead of words: Hive mind management lessons from bees Shorten meetings with waggle dancing - MBA Thought Of The Day - Photo by Kai Wenzel on Unsplash

In the book Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley, we learn many insights into the collective ways bees work together, and which might help us liven up staff meetings and make them worth attending. Seeley has undertaken decades of research and really gotten into what a “hive mind” really means and I think they’ve delivered […]

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