Cover image of Think: Business Futures
(0)
Society & Culture
Business News

Think: Business Futures

By 2SER 107.3FM

Society & Culture
Business News
Read more

Hosts David Brown and Nicole Sutton go beyond the buzzwords, and takes cutting-edge research and real world examples, to explore the complexities of a current business story.

Read more

Hosts David Brown and Nicole Sutton go beyond the buzzwords, and takes cutting-edge research and real world examples, to explore the complexities of a current business story.

iTunes Ratings

0 Ratings
Average Ratings
0
0
0
0
0

iTunes Ratings

0 Ratings
Average Ratings
0
0
0
0
0

Top 10 Episode of Think: Business Futures

Rank #1: Publicly Funded Research: You Can't Turn Science Off Like A Tap

Aug 23 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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

Rank #2: The Joys and Challenges of The Platform Business Model

Sep 25 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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

Rank #3: Income Mobility

Jul 17 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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

Rank #4: Goldilocks Economics with Warren Hogan

Oct 16 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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

Rank #5: Studying Mindless Eating: Helping Us Help Ourselves

Jul 02 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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

Rank #6: Corporate Leadership - Corporate Society

Jun 08 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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 FreakenomicsLarry Fink (BlackRock) Letter to CEO'sAlan Joyce (Qantas) on supporting Marriage EqualityDale Carnegie- How to Win Friends & Influence PeopleRichard Branson's kitesurfing record- Guiness

Rank #7: Mindsets and Moral Decision Making

May 31 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Rank #8: Beyond Budget Buzzwords

May 17 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Rank #9: Budget Extra: On innovation with Professor Danielle Logue and Dr Krithika Randhawa

May 15 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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

Rank #10: The Circular Economy

Apr 30 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

Much has changed in the global economy since the early days of industrialisation. Supply chains  have reshuffled, technological has changed, labour practices have evolved. One thing that has remained largely unchanged over this time is the linear model for resource consumption that follows a take-make-dispose pattern.On this episode of Think: Business Futures, Nicole and David speak to Melissa Edwards about designing goods to be reintroduced back into the consumption model. This model is referred to as the 'circular consumption model.'Melissa Edwards is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Business School. You can find out more about her research here.Rebecca Van Amber is a Research Associate at the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University. For more information on the Circular Jeans project, visit Denim goes green thanks to Deakin innovation.Further reading:Key principles for a circular fashion industryPatagonia- Don't buy this jacketWhat We Learned in the Rainforest: Business Lessons from NatureStella McCartney on fashion waste in the Guardian Music: Michael Meem