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Six Must-Have Skills for Leaders in the Digital Economy

Posted on 15/10/2018

Computer technology has been a mainstay of business since the 1980s. In those formative years technology automated or streamlined business processes, provided back-office muscle and generally achieved efficiency and productivity improvements.

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Considerations for Supply Contracts During Trade Tensions

Posted on 12/10/2018

Shifts in supply chains are becoming more common as the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed between the US and China continue on without an end in sight. And China and the US are not the only countries imposing increased tariffs as well as non-tariff barrier

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U.S. Supreme Court Gives States the Right to Tax On-Line Sales

Posted on 20/09/2018

It’s not every day that a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court could have a direct and potentially costly impact on Australian businesses making sales to U.S. customers.

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How to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome

Posted on 25/06/2018

3 steps to overcoming the Impostor Syndrome

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Why You May Want a Woman Running Your Company

Posted on 22/06/2018

Competitive advantage is a big deal. And the ability to focus your team around a singular mission is crucial. But do you have the right person leading the charge? That’s the question!

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Be the Change You Wish to See... in the Workplace

Posted on 21/06/2018

The importance of Ghandi's infamous quote "Be the change you wish to see in this world" and how to apply it in your workplace.

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“Netwalking” with Robbert Rietbroek, CEO of PepsiCo ANZ

Posted on 7/06/2018

Last week, some of our AmCham NEXT: Network for Future Leaders Committee caught up with Robbert Rietbroek, Chief Executive and SVP of PepsiCo group of companies Australia and New Zealand, and the Pacific, in a new program called "netwalking" to chat

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Cyber Security: What it Means and How to Attain it

Posted on 7/06/2018

Every second, 122 records are lost due to cyber-attacks. However, many of these breaches can often go unnoticed for months, and unreported for years. Why is cyber security so important? How will data breaches affect your business as well as personal

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How To Succeed in the Life and Career You Want

Posted on 29/05/2018

Nuggets of wisdom from Andy Fell at AmCham's NEXT: Network for Future Leaders event: How to Succeed in the Life and Career You Want

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AmCham Tourism Committee: Riding the Wave of International Demand

Posted on 26/03/2018

As the world becomes more interconnected and developed, people around the globe have found it easier than ever to travel and do business at the international level. Due to Australia’s welcoming people, beautiful beaches, serene landscapes, and abilit

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Branch vs subsidiary - setting up your business in Australia

Posted on 6/03/2018

One of the most common questions from US businesses wanting to establish in Australia is whether they should set up a foreign branch office or an Australian subsidiary. ​This article from AmCham member Penguin Management outlines the key considera

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Recap: SelectUSA Investment Dialogue

Posted on 19/02/2018

Last Friday, AmCham's CEO April Palmerlee was invited to be a panellist at the SelectUSA US-Australia Investment Dialogue along with Simon Jackman (CEO at United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney), James Carouso (Charge d’Affaires at

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Bright days ahead in US market for Efic client Pared Eyewear

Posted on 23/01/2018

There’s no doubt that exporting offers an excellent opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses to grow and expand sales. For many SMEs, the United States remains their first export market. AmCham member Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped

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The Art of WOWing Investors

Posted on 22/01/2018

It has been said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. For an entrepreneur, that statement couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to investor pitches. The pitch presentation is the one thing that could either get a s

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American woman receives Aussie-made 3D printed implant

Posted on 4/01/2018

A little piece of Aussie ingenuity has changed the life of an American cancer patient. When Penelope Heller was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in 2014 she was left with no choice but to have her sternum removed. While the operation was successful

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Lessons from the Trenches

Posted on 19/12/2017

Among the discussions at AmCham's recent event in Sydney on Corporate Social Responsibility were some key insights in terms of how to ensure CSR programs remain authentic and beneficial, and how they can become tools for education and advocacy while

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How to Structure a Winning Presentation

Posted on 6/12/2017

There are many reasons why it’s a good idea to think about your presentation structure from the outset. Firstly, it’ll save you hours of wasted effort while building your content. Secondly, you’ll have more time to polish your delivery, making you ev

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The Culture of Incomplete Communication

Posted on 4/12/2017

My experience in over 40 years of media began in the US and later cultivated globally. I currently work in the US and live in Australia, the similarities are obvious, but the real challenge is understanding the differences.

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Data Analytics: the place to be

Posted on 1/12/2017

AmCham Governor and Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Nick Abrahams, discusses how deals are showing data analytics is the place to be.

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Think INSIDE the Box

Posted on 30/11/2017

High-Value Mission-Critical equipment – especially in commercial and military applications – simply has to work when it’s needed. This means it needs to be maintained, stored and transported in a manner which ensures its integrity such that it can be

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Posted on 20/02/2019

Panel Discussion at the Laureate University leadership summit

April Palmerlee was discussing how industry can best engage with the tertiary education sector.

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Posted on 3/04/2018

How Business Really Works: Digital Journey with Moe Ali

What's new in technology and how can your business stay ahead of the game? Moe Ali, Group Vice President of Gartner ANZ, talks to Duff about cyber-security, the importance of incorporating technology insights and information to the core of business m

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