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Rank #1: How much does a life cost?

Dec 18 2018
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During our lifetimes, we all make healthcare decisions. Do you go to the doctor to get something checked out, or wait for it to get better? In Australia, you may choose between Medicare and private health insurance. These healthcare decisions are made on a personal level by weighing the costs and benefits. So how are these decisions made? How do you measure the value of healthcare? Fundamentally, how do you put a dollar figure on a life? On this episode, we're speaking with Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Associate Professor in Health Economics, about how we calculate the cost of life, and how these sorts of calculations figure in the way resources are allocated within our society. Further Reading: • The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme • Medical Services Advisory Committee • Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY)

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Rank #2: Why do we trust banks?

Dec 14 2018
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On this episode, we dive further into our collaboration with History Lab on the first deposit into Australia's oldest bank by asking- Why do we trust banks? We speak with Harry Scheule, Professor of finance, about how and why banks operate on trust and how that has changed since the Royal Commission into banking. Harry is a member of the Retail Banking Council of FINSIA and occasional advisor to the financial service industry including banks, banking regulators and government. Further Reading: • More information on Harry's research can be found on the UTS website • The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) enforce and regulate company and financial services laws to protect Australian consumers, investors and creditors • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) promotes prudent behaviour with the key aim of protecting the interests of depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members. • The Reserve Bank of Australia seeks to foster financial system stability and promotes the safety and efficiency of the payments system. • The Murray Inquiry Report Music: Teddy Bergström, Henrik Neesgaard, Gunnar Johnsén and Anders Ekengren

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Rank #3: What Is Money?

Dec 04 2018
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Money has been described as one of the most important systems of trust that humans have created to date. Whether you pay in cold, hard cash or with the tap of a credit card, you use it every day. But have you ever wondered, what is money? This episode of largely based on an investigation for another podcast called History Lab. If you haven't listened to the episode yet, we highly recommend you go listen to that first. The Bank, the Sergeant and his Bonus should be listed as the previous episode in your feed. Peter Docherty is an Associate professor of Economics at the University of Technology Business School.

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Rank #4: The Bank, the Sergeant and his bonus

Nov 27 2018
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In 1817, the Bank of New South Wales opened as the first financial institution in the Australian colonies. But when the first customers arrived for the grand opening, they found someone had already made a deposit. Where did the money come from? Our producers, Jason and Nicole, follow the record trail and discover the uncertain foundations of Australia's first bank. This episode is a collaboration between the UTS Business School, The Australian Centre for Public History and 2ser Radio in Sydney. We'll have two bonus episodes on banks, trust and money in the coming weeks. Further Reading: • Colonial Frontier Massacre Map - (University of Newcastle in consultation with The Wollotuka Institute and AIATSIS) Executive Producer: Tom Allinson Producer: Jason L'Ecuyer Collaborating researcher: Nicole Sutton Sound Design: Joe Koning Host: Tamson Pietsch Script Advisors: Lauren Carroll Harris and Ellen Leabeater

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Rank #5: In The Mind of Design: On Business and Design Thinking

Nov 18 2018
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What is it like inside the mind of a designer? How can they see what makes a good design? Is it a particular shape, a feeling, an experience or process? On this episode of Think: Business Futures, we speak with Casey Hyun about how to think like a designer. Casey is responsible for the iconic Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy. Plus, David and Nicole were also joined by Jochen Schweitzer, Associate Professor and Director Entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School, to tell us about what the business world can learn from design thinking. Further Reading: • More information on Jochen Schweitzer's Design Thinking course can be found here • More information on the design led innovation at U.Lab can be found here. • Casey is the founder and director of Global Design Index.

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Rank #6: Indigenous Women In Business

Nov 04 2018
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As part of Indigenous Business Month in October, the UTS Business School and Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, hosted a panel event called UTS Women Mean Business. The panel featured three Indigenous business women who discussed and reflected on their experiences working in and founding their own commercial organisations. On this episode, we drop in on the panel discussion to hear about Indigenous women's experiences in the business world. Plus, David and Nicole are joined in the studio by Robynne Quiggin, a Professor of Practice in Indigenous Business and Director of Indigenous Strategy at UTS Business School Further Reading: • You can find more information on Robynne's work at the UTS Business School here. • Dean Jarrett is a proud Gumbaynggirr man and Lecturer in the Management Discipline at the UTS Business school. You can find more information on Dean here.

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Rank #7: Goldilocks Economics with Warren Hogan

Oct 16 2018
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On this episode, we've crowd-sourced economics questions from friends, family and our listeners on Facebook and Twitter. A few of the toughest questions come from a few high school students studying for their Higher School Certificate (HSC). Renowned Economist, Warren Hogan answers these questions and shares his insight into the economic forces that affect us from day to day. Further Reading: • More information on Warren Hogan's career at the Australian Government Treasury, NSW Government, Westpac, Credit Suisse and ANZ can be found here. • Professor Warren Hogan can be contacted via the UTS staff profile Music by: Gunnar Johnsén, Rannar Sillard and Niclas Gustavsson

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Rank #8: The Joys and Challenges of The Platform Business Model

Sep 25 2018
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Most of us would be hard pressed getting through a day without interacting with at least one platform business: Airbnb, Uber, eBay, Amazon, Kindle, Google. But do we really understand how these businesses work? How do they make money? How do they differ from conventional ways of doing business? And what wider implications does the rise of platforms have for our economy and society? On this episode of Think Business Futures, David and Nicole look at the theory and practicalities of platform businesses with Professor Haim Mendelson. Further Reading: • You can find more of Hiam Mendelson's work at Stanford University Business School • You can find more information on Vanouhi's platform business, Kindershare, here. Music by: Emil Axelsson, Johannes Bornlöf and Vieveri

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Rank #9: The Best Possible Option: Choice and Consumer Well-Being

Sep 03 2018
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Is making better choices making you unhappy? Homo Economicus, or 'economic man,' is someone who always makes the most rational financial decisions based on self interest. This idea forms the basis of many theories about how we consume. If we always make the most rational decision, then having more options to choose from will allow us to maximise our decision in order to achieve the best outcome. But what if we don't behave like homo economicus and prefer to choose the option that is 'good enough?' On this episode, we speak with early career researcher, Alex Belli, about choice and consumer well being. Further Reading: • You can read more about Alex's research here. • Barry Swartz is a professor of psychology and economics at Swarthmore College and the author of The Paradox of Choice. • You can read Iyengar and Leppar's famous 'jam study' here. • Alain De Botton's Status Anxiety examines the psychological impacts of consumption. • You can read Jennifer Aaker's article How Happiness Affects Choice in the Journal of Consumer Research Music: Johannes Bornlof- Aqueous Martin Gauffin- Southern Flavors Aiolos Rue- Unscrambler Rubik's Cube- From Now On Magnus Ringblom- 1970's Cinema Era 2

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Rank #10: Publicly Funded Research: You Can't Turn Science Off Like A Tap

Aug 23 2018
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In the commercial context, research and development, or R&D, is a strategic choice made by a business in the pursuit of competitive advantage. But what does this for governments funded R&D? Should society expect an immediate return on investment in the same way? On this episode of Think Business Futures, we turn the tables on our co-host Nicole Sutton, to ask why a society would choose to fund R&D with taxpayer money. Further Reading: • You can read more about the CSIRO's early history here • David Thodey (@davidthodey) is the current chair of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or CSIRO • The Science and Industry Research Act (1949) established the CSIRO. You can read the act here. • Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation • Oliver Williamson developed Transaction Cost Economics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. • You can read Nicole's research on the Australian cotton industry here

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Rank #11: Teaching Ethics to Finance Students

Aug 03 2018
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How would the finance industry and society as a whole benefit from a stronger ethical framework? After the fallout from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, many people would say that ethics and finance are an oxymoron. On this episode, we speak to Gerhard Hambusch, Senior Lecturer in finance at the University of Technology Sydney, about teaching ethics to finance students. Gerhard believes the finance industry can work to instill a public trust in the fairness of markets through ethical training and practice. Further Reading: • You can find Gerhard on Twitter @GerhardHambusch, LinkedIn or on the UTS website. • Still not clear on the legal definition of insider trading in Australia? You can find the relevant legislation in the Corporations Act 2001 Section 1043A • Dr Simon Longstaff is the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre • For more information on the Chartered Financial Analyst Program, visit The CFA Institute Music: Michael Meem, Peter Sandberg and Matt Haik

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Rank #12: Income Mobility

Jul 17 2018
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On this episode, we speak to Peter Siminski, professor of economics at the University of Technology Sydney, about income mobility in Australia. Plus, Nicole speaks to former New South Wales Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr about the importance of equality of opportunities in Australia Further Reading: • Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey • Bob Carr's new book Run For Your Life is available in bookstores now. All proceeds go to UNHCR to children displaced by the Syrian War. • Professor James Heckman on the ' returns on early childhood education' • More information on Peter Siminski's research can be found on the UTS website

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Rank #13: Studying Mindless Eating: Helping Us Help Ourselves

Jul 02 2018
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With obesity on the rise in many western countries, researchers have tried to understand why we're overeating. Despite the large volume of research, there seems to be no simple solution. On this episode, we speak to Natalina Zlatevska, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Technology Sydney, about how plate and portion sizes affect the amount we eat. Further Reading: • For more information on Natalina's research, visit her website • The Small Plate Movement is an initiative to encourage people who want to be healthier and lose weight to reduce the size of their plates. • Mindless Eating:Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink • Since 2014, food manufacturers and retailers have been voluntarily implementing the Health Star Rating System. Displayed on the front of food packages the star rating helps you to compare similar products. • For more information on Nudge theory, we recommend- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein • Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg discusses a ban on sugary drinks

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Rank #14: New Australian Enterprises: Why Refugees Start Businesses

Jun 19 2018
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In Australia, each year we take in approximately 14,000 refugees under our current humanitarian program, most of whom come from Iraq, Syria, Burma and Afghanistan. At first glance, these new arrivals appear to be the most unlikely of entrepreneurs. And yet, these people create more business income than any other category of migrant. On this episode of Think: Business Futures, Jock Collins joins Nicole Sutton to discuss the impact refugee entrepreneurs have on the Australian economy. Plus, David and Nicole, speak to an entrepreneur from Iran about his journey.

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Rank #15: Corporate Leadership - Corporate Society

Jun 08 2018
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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was once seen as The Man In the Grey Flannel Suit, stuffy, stressed and serious. But something changed in the latter part of the 20th century, giving way to a cultural and political veneration of the modern CEO. On this episode, we speak to Carl Rhodes (@ProfCarlRhodes), professor of organisational studies at the University of Technology Sydney, about how corporate has become the model for transforming all spheres of life. Further Reading:​ CEO Society- Carl Rhodes and Peter Bloom (Zed Books) Gordon Gekko- 'Greed is good' (from the film Wall Street) Jack Welch-Former CEO of General Electric- interview on Freakenomics Larry Fink (BlackRock) Letter to CEO's Alan Joyce (Qantas) on supporting Marriage Equality Dale Carnegie- How to Win Friends & Influence People Richard Branson's kitesurfing record- Guiness

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Rank #16: Mindsets and Moral Decision Making

May 31 2018
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On this episode of Think Business Futures, Nicole and David speak to Dr. Geetanjali Saluja, about her research into moral decision making. Plus, we track down Adam Ferrier, co-founder of Naked Communications and Thinkerbell to tell us how moral decision making plays out in the marketing world.

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Rank #17: Beyond Budget Buzzwords

May 17 2018
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On budget night, the Treasurer announced the government's vision for the economy. His speech contained vague phrases and euphemisms, tailored for a broader audience. On this episode, we pick this speech apart and get behind some of those pesky budget buzzwords.

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Rank #18: Budget Extra: On innovation with Professor Danielle Logue and Dr Krithika Randhawa

May 15 2018
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Professor Danielle Logue, Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management at UTS Business School Dr Krithika Randhawa, Lecturer, Management Discipline Group at UTS Business School Producers: Jess Klajma, Annastasia Annastasia.Diaczok, Tim Wang

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Rank #19: Budget Extra: On Medicare with Associate Professor Kees Van Gool

May 11 2018
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Professor Kees Van Gool, Associate Professor at Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE)- University of Technology Sydney Produced by: Jess Klajman, Annastasia Diaczok and Tim Wang 

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Rank #20: Budget Extra: On Industrial Relations with Martijn Boersma

May 11 2018
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Martijn Boersma, Lecturer in the Management Discipline Group at the University of technology Business School Produced by: Jason L'Ecuyer, Jess Klajman, Annastasia Diaczok and Tim Wang

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Rank #1: How much does a life cost?

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During our lifetimes, we all make healthcare decisions. Do you go to the doctor to get something checked out, or wait for it to get better? In Australia, you may choose between Medicare and private health insurance. These healthcare decisions are made on a personal level by weighing the costs and benefits. So how are these decisions made? How do you measure the value of healthcare? Fundamentally, how do you put a dollar figure on a life? On this episode, we're speaking with Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Associate Professor in Health Economics, about how we calculate the cost of life, and how these sorts of calculations figure in the way resources are allocated within our society. Further Reading: • The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme • Medical Services Advisory Committee • Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY)

Dec 18 2018
23 mins
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Rank #2: Why do we trust banks?

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On this episode, we dive further into our collaboration with History Lab on the first deposit into Australia's oldest bank by asking- Why do we trust banks? We speak with Harry Scheule, Professor of finance, about how and why banks operate on trust and how that has changed since the Royal Commission into banking. Harry is a member of the Retail Banking Council of FINSIA and occasional advisor to the financial service industry including banks, banking regulators and government. Further Reading: • More information on Harry's research can be found on the UTS website • The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) enforce and regulate company and financial services laws to protect Australian consumers, investors and creditors • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) promotes prudent behaviour with the key aim of protecting the interests of depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members. • The Reserve Bank of Australia seeks to foster financial system stability and promotes the safety and efficiency of the payments system. • The Murray Inquiry Report Music: Teddy Bergström, Henrik Neesgaard, Gunnar Johnsén and Anders Ekengren

Dec 14 2018
24 mins
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Rank #3: What Is Money?

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Money has been described as one of the most important systems of trust that humans have created to date. Whether you pay in cold, hard cash or with the tap of a credit card, you use it every day. But have you ever wondered, what is money? This episode of largely based on an investigation for another podcast called History Lab. If you haven't listened to the episode yet, we highly recommend you go listen to that first. The Bank, the Sergeant and his Bonus should be listed as the previous episode in your feed. Peter Docherty is an Associate professor of Economics at the University of Technology Business School.

Dec 04 2018
22 mins
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Rank #4: The Bank, the Sergeant and his bonus

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In 1817, the Bank of New South Wales opened as the first financial institution in the Australian colonies. But when the first customers arrived for the grand opening, they found someone had already made a deposit. Where did the money come from? Our producers, Jason and Nicole, follow the record trail and discover the uncertain foundations of Australia's first bank. This episode is a collaboration between the UTS Business School, The Australian Centre for Public History and 2ser Radio in Sydney. We'll have two bonus episodes on banks, trust and money in the coming weeks. Further Reading: • Colonial Frontier Massacre Map - (University of Newcastle in consultation with The Wollotuka Institute and AIATSIS) Executive Producer: Tom Allinson Producer: Jason L'Ecuyer Collaborating researcher: Nicole Sutton Sound Design: Joe Koning Host: Tamson Pietsch Script Advisors: Lauren Carroll Harris and Ellen Leabeater

Nov 27 2018
31 mins
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Rank #5: In The Mind of Design: On Business and Design Thinking

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What is it like inside the mind of a designer? How can they see what makes a good design? Is it a particular shape, a feeling, an experience or process? On this episode of Think: Business Futures, we speak with Casey Hyun about how to think like a designer. Casey is responsible for the iconic Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy. Plus, David and Nicole were also joined by Jochen Schweitzer, Associate Professor and Director Entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School, to tell us about what the business world can learn from design thinking. Further Reading: • More information on Jochen Schweitzer's Design Thinking course can be found here • More information on the design led innovation at U.Lab can be found here. • Casey is the founder and director of Global Design Index.

Nov 18 2018
30 mins
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Rank #6: Indigenous Women In Business

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As part of Indigenous Business Month in October, the UTS Business School and Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, hosted a panel event called UTS Women Mean Business. The panel featured three Indigenous business women who discussed and reflected on their experiences working in and founding their own commercial organisations. On this episode, we drop in on the panel discussion to hear about Indigenous women's experiences in the business world. Plus, David and Nicole are joined in the studio by Robynne Quiggin, a Professor of Practice in Indigenous Business and Director of Indigenous Strategy at UTS Business School Further Reading: • You can find more information on Robynne's work at the UTS Business School here. • Dean Jarrett is a proud Gumbaynggirr man and Lecturer in the Management Discipline at the UTS Business school. You can find more information on Dean here.

Nov 04 2018
40 mins
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Rank #7: Goldilocks Economics with Warren Hogan

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On this episode, we've crowd-sourced economics questions from friends, family and our listeners on Facebook and Twitter. A few of the toughest questions come from a few high school students studying for their Higher School Certificate (HSC). Renowned Economist, Warren Hogan answers these questions and shares his insight into the economic forces that affect us from day to day. Further Reading: • More information on Warren Hogan's career at the Australian Government Treasury, NSW Government, Westpac, Credit Suisse and ANZ can be found here. • Professor Warren Hogan can be contacted via the UTS staff profile Music by: Gunnar Johnsén, Rannar Sillard and Niclas Gustavsson

Oct 16 2018
30 mins
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Rank #8: The Joys and Challenges of The Platform Business Model

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Most of us would be hard pressed getting through a day without interacting with at least one platform business: Airbnb, Uber, eBay, Amazon, Kindle, Google. But do we really understand how these businesses work? How do they make money? How do they differ from conventional ways of doing business? And what wider implications does the rise of platforms have for our economy and society? On this episode of Think Business Futures, David and Nicole look at the theory and practicalities of platform businesses with Professor Haim Mendelson. Further Reading: • You can find more of Hiam Mendelson's work at Stanford University Business School • You can find more information on Vanouhi's platform business, Kindershare, here. Music by: Emil Axelsson, Johannes Bornlöf and Vieveri

Sep 25 2018
39 mins
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Rank #9: The Best Possible Option: Choice and Consumer Well-Being

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Is making better choices making you unhappy? Homo Economicus, or 'economic man,' is someone who always makes the most rational financial decisions based on self interest. This idea forms the basis of many theories about how we consume. If we always make the most rational decision, then having more options to choose from will allow us to maximise our decision in order to achieve the best outcome. But what if we don't behave like homo economicus and prefer to choose the option that is 'good enough?' On this episode, we speak with early career researcher, Alex Belli, about choice and consumer well being. Further Reading: • You can read more about Alex's research here. • Barry Swartz is a professor of psychology and economics at Swarthmore College and the author of The Paradox of Choice. • You can read Iyengar and Leppar's famous 'jam study' here. • Alain De Botton's Status Anxiety examines the psychological impacts of consumption. • You can read Jennifer Aaker's article How Happiness Affects Choice in the Journal of Consumer Research Music: Johannes Bornlof- Aqueous Martin Gauffin- Southern Flavors Aiolos Rue- Unscrambler Rubik's Cube- From Now On Magnus Ringblom- 1970's Cinema Era 2

Sep 03 2018
32 mins
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Rank #10: Publicly Funded Research: You Can't Turn Science Off Like A Tap

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In the commercial context, research and development, or R&D, is a strategic choice made by a business in the pursuit of competitive advantage. But what does this for governments funded R&D? Should society expect an immediate return on investment in the same way? On this episode of Think Business Futures, we turn the tables on our co-host Nicole Sutton, to ask why a society would choose to fund R&D with taxpayer money. Further Reading: • You can read more about the CSIRO's early history here • David Thodey (@davidthodey) is the current chair of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or CSIRO • The Science and Industry Research Act (1949) established the CSIRO. You can read the act here. • Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation • Oliver Williamson developed Transaction Cost Economics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. • You can read Nicole's research on the Australian cotton industry here

Aug 23 2018
39 mins
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Rank #11: Teaching Ethics to Finance Students

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How would the finance industry and society as a whole benefit from a stronger ethical framework? After the fallout from the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, many people would say that ethics and finance are an oxymoron. On this episode, we speak to Gerhard Hambusch, Senior Lecturer in finance at the University of Technology Sydney, about teaching ethics to finance students. Gerhard believes the finance industry can work to instill a public trust in the fairness of markets through ethical training and practice. Further Reading: • You can find Gerhard on Twitter @GerhardHambusch, LinkedIn or on the UTS website. • Still not clear on the legal definition of insider trading in Australia? You can find the relevant legislation in the Corporations Act 2001 Section 1043A • Dr Simon Longstaff is the Executive Director of The Ethics Centre • For more information on the Chartered Financial Analyst Program, visit The CFA Institute Music: Michael Meem, Peter Sandberg and Matt Haik

Aug 03 2018
25 mins
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Rank #12: Income Mobility

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On this episode, we speak to Peter Siminski, professor of economics at the University of Technology Sydney, about income mobility in Australia. Plus, Nicole speaks to former New South Wales Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr about the importance of equality of opportunities in Australia Further Reading: • Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey • Bob Carr's new book Run For Your Life is available in bookstores now. All proceeds go to UNHCR to children displaced by the Syrian War. • Professor James Heckman on the ' returns on early childhood education' • More information on Peter Siminski's research can be found on the UTS website

Jul 17 2018
32 mins
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Rank #13: Studying Mindless Eating: Helping Us Help Ourselves

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With obesity on the rise in many western countries, researchers have tried to understand why we're overeating. Despite the large volume of research, there seems to be no simple solution. On this episode, we speak to Natalina Zlatevska, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Technology Sydney, about how plate and portion sizes affect the amount we eat. Further Reading: • For more information on Natalina's research, visit her website • The Small Plate Movement is an initiative to encourage people who want to be healthier and lose weight to reduce the size of their plates. • Mindless Eating:Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink • Since 2014, food manufacturers and retailers have been voluntarily implementing the Health Star Rating System. Displayed on the front of food packages the star rating helps you to compare similar products. • For more information on Nudge theory, we recommend- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein • Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg discusses a ban on sugary drinks

Jul 02 2018
33 mins
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Rank #14: New Australian Enterprises: Why Refugees Start Businesses

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In Australia, each year we take in approximately 14,000 refugees under our current humanitarian program, most of whom come from Iraq, Syria, Burma and Afghanistan. At first glance, these new arrivals appear to be the most unlikely of entrepreneurs. And yet, these people create more business income than any other category of migrant. On this episode of Think: Business Futures, Jock Collins joins Nicole Sutton to discuss the impact refugee entrepreneurs have on the Australian economy. Plus, David and Nicole, speak to an entrepreneur from Iran about his journey.

Jun 19 2018
27 mins
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Rank #15: Corporate Leadership - Corporate Society

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was once seen as The Man In the Grey Flannel Suit, stuffy, stressed and serious. But something changed in the latter part of the 20th century, giving way to a cultural and political veneration of the modern CEO. On this episode, we speak to Carl Rhodes (@ProfCarlRhodes), professor of organisational studies at the University of Technology Sydney, about how corporate has become the model for transforming all spheres of life. Further Reading:​ CEO Society- Carl Rhodes and Peter Bloom (Zed Books) Gordon Gekko- 'Greed is good' (from the film Wall Street) Jack Welch-Former CEO of General Electric- interview on Freakenomics Larry Fink (BlackRock) Letter to CEO's Alan Joyce (Qantas) on supporting Marriage Equality Dale Carnegie- How to Win Friends & Influence People Richard Branson's kitesurfing record- Guiness

Jun 08 2018
30 mins
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Rank #16: Mindsets and Moral Decision Making

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On this episode of Think Business Futures, Nicole and David speak to Dr. Geetanjali Saluja, about her research into moral decision making. Plus, we track down Adam Ferrier, co-founder of Naked Communications and Thinkerbell to tell us how moral decision making plays out in the marketing world.

May 31 2018
32 mins
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Rank #17: Beyond Budget Buzzwords

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On budget night, the Treasurer announced the government's vision for the economy. His speech contained vague phrases and euphemisms, tailored for a broader audience. On this episode, we pick this speech apart and get behind some of those pesky budget buzzwords.

May 17 2018
9 mins
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Rank #18: Budget Extra: On innovation with Professor Danielle Logue and Dr Krithika Randhawa

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Professor Danielle Logue, Associate Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management at UTS Business School Dr Krithika Randhawa, Lecturer, Management Discipline Group at UTS Business School Producers: Jess Klajma, Annastasia Annastasia.Diaczok, Tim Wang

May 15 2018
9 mins
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Rank #19: Budget Extra: On Medicare with Associate Professor Kees Van Gool

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Professor Kees Van Gool, Associate Professor at Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE)- University of Technology Sydney Produced by: Jess Klajman, Annastasia Diaczok and Tim Wang 

May 11 2018
7 mins
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Rank #20: Budget Extra: On Industrial Relations with Martijn Boersma

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Martijn Boersma, Lecturer in the Management Discipline Group at the University of technology Business School Produced by: Jason L'Ecuyer, Jess Klajman, Annastasia Diaczok and Tim Wang

May 11 2018
6 mins
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