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Defects are not so much a technological problem as a sociological problem.

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.

Patrick Henry

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Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:01:00 +1000
Skills to look for in an ethical leader
Uncertain times call for ethical leadership.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:53:02 +1000
‘Widespread impact’: Banks back online after nationwide tech outage
Online banking services have resumed after an hour-long outage hit most major lenders and disrupted other websites, including the RBA and Virgin Australia.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:12:25 +1000
BHP’s weighs up big decision on $7b Canadian crop nutrient push
Australia’s top miner BHP expects to make a call on the go-ahead for a giant new mine in Canada within months as it confronts simmering concerns.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:57:23 +1000
Cash splurge from Coles leaves investors asking questions
The supermarket operator has little choice other than spending big on technology or risk being left on the shelf past its use-by date.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:17:26 +1000
New owner’s plan to bring inner Sydney hotel to former glory
The only thing the locals will see that is missing when the Hollywood Hotel reopens will be the late former owner and her ukulele.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +1000
Victoria’s Secret is making a radical attempt to rebrand itself
Victoria’s Secret may be making the most extreme and unabashed attempt at a brand turnaround in recent memory.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:55:00 +1000
The Fed just got everyone’s attention with its abrupt change of tone
Fed chief’s Jerome Powell’s indication that US interest rate rises are coming sooner than thought marked a dramatic shift in thinking, and has made markets uneasy.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:54:10 +1000
Travellers win from tumbling airfares as competition heats up
Australians are enjoying some of the cheapest domestic airfares in a decade as airlines cut ticket prices to coax travellers back into the sky and Rex injects fresh competition into major city routes. 
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:29:38 +1000
Seven West shares surge 24% on strong digital outlook
Rising advertising revenue and solid digital business growth have boosted the fortunes of billionaire Kerry Stokes’ media company.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 10:04:40 +1000
Coles cops a grilling on its $2.5b technology road map
Investors in supermarket giant Coles have questioned the company’s plan to spend $2.5 billion on a range of new investments designed to improve its tech chops.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:35:26 +1000
As it happened: ASX drops 0.4% after FOMC takes investors by surprise
The ASX 200 fell 0.4 per cent from record highs on Thursday, closing at 7359.0 after a surprisingly hawkish pivot from the US Fed.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:05:07 +1000
Message managed: How Premier’s promise made bureaucrats mould gas policy around Kerry Stokes-backed Waitsia
Freedom of Information documents have shown how a new domestic gas policy was born, and how one $750 million project gained a crucial exemption on the eve of the pandemic.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:02:00 +1000
The West’s fightback against China has begun, but don’t count on success
The West cannot rest on the rhetoric coming out of the G7 if it wants to curb China’s aggression and growing economic influence.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:40:52 +1000
China’s campaign to control commodities goes into overdrive
China has stepped up its campaign to rein in commodity prices and reduce speculation in a bid to ease the threat to its pandemic rebound from soaring raw material costs.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:22:19 +1000
Wall Street slips as Fed sees rate hikes as soon as 2023
Wall Street stocks fell further from their records and bond yields rose after Federal Reserve officials signalled they may start raising interest rates in about two years.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:01:00 +1000
In trouble for bludging when I wasn’t: what can I do?
When we are made accountable for every hour spent at work - even during a lunch break.
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +1000
Global insights boost McDonald’s revenue despite ‘McCluster’ outbreaks
Coronavirus has hit the hospitality sector hard but not the fast food chain. 
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Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +1000
‘Slightly sanctimonious’: Media baron John B. Fairfax urges publishers to look beyond profits
John B. Fairfax is urging media companies not to focus solely on profits as he announced a major philanthropic contribution to The Walkley Foundation.
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Wed, 16 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +1000
‘Still a long way to go’: ASX 200 still failing on harassment
Most big companies are yet to develop systems to tackle sexual harassment at work, according to a new report, despite a raft of scandals rocking large corporates.
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Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:32:34 +1000
Craft beer going flat: Return to classics drives VB, Carlton sales surge
Sales of classic lagers such as VB and Carlton have surged during the pandemic, in a sign the craft beer craze may be fading.
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