Your best of 2017

2017 was a big year for bluenotes – we had a major face lift and explored new territory with podcasts, video, interactive charts and more. We made those changes because we can see, from how you are using bluenotes, what you want.

To kick off the new year we’ve crunched the numbers and come up with the top 10 stories from 2017 – as dictated by you.

We hope you enjoyed 2017 as much as we did and we look forward to bringing you more news and insights in 2018 and beyond.


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Can banks stand up as Google, Facebook move in?

Customers are ready to bank with tech giants and it’s up to the traditional banking industry to show the spine - and initiative – it needs to fight off the newcomers.

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The type of mind you need to succeed

Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? The answer could decide how much you embrace learning and career development.

Tanya Deery | GM Organisation and Capability, ANZ

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What the modern worker needs to know

In a world fast becoming agile, here are three steps to future-proofing your career

Anouk De Blieck | Tribe Lead – Talent and Culture, ANZ

The end of mobile banking

We’ve moved beyond the era of mobile banking, ANZ’s Peter Dalton says. Welcome to the era of banking convenience.

Carina Parisella | Innovation Editor, bluenotes

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The start of a new approach for ANZ

Shayne Elliott unveiled an overhaul of ANZ’s management approach in a bid to better respond to customer needs, empower staff and improve productivity – has it worked?

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Spreading Fiji’s tourism net

Fiji saw the growth of Chinese travellers around the globe and wanted a bigger slice of the pie. Did their plan work?

Mark Skulley, Freelance journalist

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The intelligence modern leaders must have

Being a manager requires understanding. Having a grasp on the way people feel at work is vital

Leon Gettler | Veteran and highly regarded management journalist

LONGREAD: Everything you’ll ever need to know about blockchain – and more

Although it was published back in May 2016, this blockchain longread continues to rate highly with readers of all demographics more than a year later.

Christian Venter | GM Technology, ANZ

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The true cost of maternity leave

For mothers, the cheers of pregnancy are muted with the knowledge they have now become a problem to be solved.

Fiona Smith | Leadership journalist

Levelling the playing field for women

The challenges of being an elite sportswoman are complex – but it’s getting better.

Sue McGregor | Head of Sponsorship at ANZ NZ

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editor's picks

19 Dec 2017

The ever-changing bluenotes

Paul Edwards & Andrew Cornell | Publisher & managing editor, bluenotes

This holiday period bluenotes reflects on the ongoing process of responding to your preferences.

16 May 2017

Why bluenotes is changing

Paul G Edwards | Publisher, BlueNotes

Business today not only needs to tell its story - it has to join the conversation.