The war on the banks – or the myth of the convenient monster

There is an idea that runs through literature that goes like this – if you want to create a simple and compelling narrative then you need to create a monster, …

Implement or die – rinse and repeat

In the Part 1 of this blog we explored the importance of Action Research i.e. the need to implement research rather than just comfort ourselves by basking in the warm …

Why I won’t be accessing my super early

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been asked on numerous occasions by friends, family and colleagues my opinion on whether allowing early access to superannuation is a good idea. …

Implement or die – action research

With an increasing focus on evidence based decision making in this digital age information, few pundits still question the need to inform business decisions, marketing strategy, product development and CRM …

What the 457 announcement really means

The recent announcement that the Federal Government will scrap the 457 working visa  for temporary skilled migrants is more of an age-demography solution than a national jobs solution. The fundamentals …

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Has the Productivity Commission killed default super?

Last month the Productivity Commission released its long-awaited report on superannuation. To be more precise, it was the report for: “Stage two, inquiry to develop alternative models for allocating default …

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CoreData’s Superannuation Member Growth Research

CoreData’s Member Growth research provides superannuation funds with ways to attract new members and leverage organic growth within their membership. The research provides insight on the following challenges facing the …

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The struggle with DIY Analytics platforms

“Raw data is both an oxymoron and a bad idea; to the contrary, data should be cooked with care.” – Bowker, 2005 The number of analytics platform providers has grown …

Dementia a challenge for government and planners

Dementia incidence in Australia is expected to increase by 90% and affect more than 760,000 people over the next 20 years, placing it at the forefront of Australia’s aged care …

White Paper – The Shock of the New

Excerpt The financial services industry is in a state of flux. As competition heats up and companies scramble for market share, there are some new kids on the block threatening …