To celebrate the holiday period, we've collected our best stories from each of our topic pillars as decided by you, our readers. Enjoy, and happy holidays from the entire BlueNotes team.
"We've collected our best stories from each of our topic pillars as decided by you, our readers."
Andrew Cornell, Managing Editor
Speaking on video, ANZ CEO Mike Smith tells Mark Skulley why the bank's exposure to China means it is strongly positioned and why concerns over the health of the world's engine room for economic growth are over blown.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
After a tour of some of the biggest lenders in Europe, incoming ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott came away with six key talking points banks around the world should be thinking about.
THE ASIAN CENTURY
In the next decade ASEAN replace China as the world's manufacturing hub while urbanisation and the middle class will surge. Andrew Géczy looks at how Australia and NZ can take advantage of the new world.
BUSINESS & FINANCE
Business needs to take quantum leaps rather than small jumps to take advantage of the forces reshaping the corporate world. ANZ CEO Mike Smith shares his insights into the next business revolution.
Whatever the intentions behind this regrettable advent, Casual Fridays have degenerated into a rush to the bottom drawer and an appalling breach of good taste. Productivity is a victim, Leo D'Angelo Fisher argues. You can read the alternative view here.
SUSTAINABILITY & INCLUSION
A good work/family balance is essential but what is also important is giving oneself permission to succeed, Jo Mikleus writes. It's good to be able to share work pride and success with those you love most.
Incoming ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott tells BlueNotes on video there will be a shift in how the bank operates under his watch but that means a change in tactics and focus, not a change in overall strategy.
With the right support, services can become Australia's number-one export to Asia by 2030, Mark Whelan argues, supporting a million Australian jobs in the process.