Samsung Galaxy S4 v HTC One

This is a bit of a fun post, in the sense that having just purchased a HTC One (from Telstra, Australia) and being aware of the intense competition in the Android market, then the obvious comparison is between my new device and the Samsung Galaxy S4. So having got the obvious personal bias on the…

What Makes a Good Project Manager?

A recent LinkedIn discussion asked the question: What type of PM are You? Have noticed quite a few discussions here related to PM attitude and attributes. Am amazed a discussion on arrogance has so many comments, majority are thoughtful and insightful. Soft skills vs hard, arrogant vs humble, personnel motivated vs personal…. etc. Is this…

Reasons Women Wear Burqas

Natalie Behring-Chisholm/Stringer/Getty Images In June 2009, while speaking to the French parliament, President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke out against the burqa on CNN. "It will not be welcome on French soil," he said." We cannot accept, in our country, women imprisoned behind a mesh, cut off from society, deprived of all identity. That is not the…

Dr Ken Henry and Senate Economics Legislation Committee

On Thursday 27 May 2010, Dr Ken Henry fronted the Senate Economic Legislation Committee before heading off on an international holiday. Dr Henry has a number of interesting things to say regarding the recent Tax Review. The following a extracts from the Committee Hansard available here. Dr Henry—No. We tried to avoid, as much as…

The Stimulus Fudge – Rudd, Swann or Henry Responsible?

There is a graph in Budget Paper 1 that purports to show the very positive effect of the Rudd Labor Government’s stimulus package on the GDP growth of Australia in 2009. The graph is intended to show the positive correlation between stimulus spending and the subsequent delivery of GDP growth. The graph from Treasury is…

Don’t Let This Man Near Your Children!

This man – Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and public intellectual. In June 2008 he was appointed Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, a joint centre of the Australian National University, Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. For 14 years, until February 2008, he was…