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It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"

The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 19:15:00 +1000
Why China’s slowdown is actually helping the West
China’s economic problems should be welcomed rather than feared as the world grapples with high inflation and a cost of living crisis.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 17:28:44 +1000
Rex cuts flights, blaming rivals ‘pillaging’ pilots
Rex Airlines has accused competitors such as Qantas of “pillaging” its regional pilots, forcing more cuts to services between the country and the city.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 17:06:02 +1000
‘He loves the Australian papers’: Murdoch to leave print empire intact for now
With media insiders pointing to Lachlan Murdoch’s affection for News Corp’s stable of newspapers in Australia, it should be business as usual for the time being.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 16:53:39 +1000
ASX rebounds from 60-day low after Wall Street slump
Miners and utilities drove a recovery for the ASX after it drifted lower in early trading and Wall Street fell sharply overnight.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 15:30:00 +1000
Bourke Street Mall shops ready to set new benchmark values
Capital gain
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 13:35:00 +1000
A Wall Street billionaire wants to come back to the giant he built. He may not be welcome
Less than a year after retiring, Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, is threatening his former colleagues with the one thing they have worked hard to prevent: his return.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 12:10:49 +1000
Aussie avocado giant reclaimed by US private equity
Australia’s biggest horticulture business, Costa Group, will be bought out by its former owner Paine Schwartz, which helped it float on the ASX in 2015.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 12:00:00 +1000
‘We have let you down in many ways’: Qantas CEO says sorry to customers
Qantas has committed to reviewing customer policies to make sure they’re fair and added more frequent-flyer seats in an apology to customers after a gruelling month.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 12:00:00 +1000
‘We have let you down in many ways’
Qantas boss Vanessa Hudson has committed to a comprehensive review of all “outdated” customer policies after issuing an apology on behalf of the business for failing to strike the balance between managing the expectations of passengers and investors.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:45:46 +1000
Rio blast threatens Pilbara Indigenous heritage – again
Rio Tinto has apologised after iron ore blasting may have damaged a registered cultural heritage site, three years after the global Juukan Gorge scandal.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 11:34:09 +1000
Make no mistake, Rupert Murdoch will still be calling the shots
Rupert Murdoch may technically have stepped back from running the media empire he built over many decades, but don’t be fooled by his new title.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 08:57:03 +1000
Loved and loathed: The sun sets on Rupert Murdoch’s 70-year career
Murdoch is, and deserves to be, regarded as Australia’s most successful businessman on the international stage, and one of the more powerful and influential figures in world affairs for much of his unusually lengthy career.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 07:23:33 +1000
Lachlan Murdoch’s road to the top
Every morning before catching the school bus, Lachlan and his siblings would read the morning papers, with his father flagging stories of interest, ordering: “Read that.”
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 05:00:00 +1000
I built myself up to ask for a pay rise. Why didn’t my pitch work?
I suspect the skills you raised with your manager were hidden – that is, “downplayed” and “unnoticed” for a long while.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 05:00:00 +1000
Sleep right: The ultimate sleep hygiene guide for shift workers
Until recently, knowing how to sleep better as a shift worker has involved lots of guesswork.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 05:00:00 +1000
AI will make or break us – probably a bit of both
Like all technological advances, artificial intelligence can be used for good or ill.
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 00:01:00 +1000
Content quotas won’t guarantee another Bluey, says Ten boss
Paramount Australia says forcing Australian commercial TV networks to make more homegrown kids programming won’t work as Network 10 brings Nickelodeon to free-to-air TV.  
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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +1000
Virtical development splashes $61m on Courthouse, Kinselas pubs
Two of Sydney’s well-known watering holes, Kinselas and the Courthouse, have been snapped up by private property developers, Virtical, for a combined $61 million
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Thu, 21 Sep 2023 19:15:00 +1000
How a 37-year-old Harvard physicist became a billionaire
He studied physics, astronomy and astrophysics at Harvard University, but Andrew Bialecki’s fortune has come from text messaging and emails.
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Thu, 21 Sep 2023 18:06:53 +1000
Big gas producers accused of predatory pricing
A mandatory code of conduct is vital to protect households and businesses from gas producers’ unfair market power, users say.
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