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5 questions boards must ask about cybersecurity

“The day of the ball is not the time to learn how to dance,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Cybersecurity Research Director, Rob Sloan.

Is your organisation in the governance ‘sweet spot’?

A new report prepared for the launch of the AICD’s Advisory business unit sheds fresh light on the link between governance and performance across a range of organisations.

5 tips to drive new business through digital marketing

According to the WA State of Digital Report, half of Western Australian businesses do not believe they are making the most of their current digital marketing investment.

What powers do WA Public Transport Authorities have to request personal information?

The recent decision of Badran v Public Transport Authority of Western Australia [2017] WASCA 28, makes  it clear that in Western Australia in order for an individual to obstruct, hinder or impede a pu

The value of data: how research can help power strategy

Marketing is in the middle of a data driven boom where research is the key to helping businesses understand their customers.

Security Interests and the PPSR – Why ABNs and ACNs matter

The NSW Supreme Court recently handed down a decision illustrating the importance of distinguishing ABNs and ACNs in the context of security registrations under the Personal Property and Securities Ac

What is the purpose of business?

Is a company’s only responsibility to make profit per Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman? AICD Senior Policy Adviser Lucas Ryan surveys the latest thinking.

The Dismal Science podcast: WA economy edition

In the AICD's new weekly podcast, the AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters discusses the economic news directors need to be across. In the second episode, Stephen and AICD writer Ivan Ah Sam talk abou

What does a leprechaun's pot of gold and a unfair dismissal have in common?

When people are fired in this post-mining boom economy they now invariably want their job back, or at least a large compensation payout – something akin to a Leprechaun’s pot of gold.

Should there be more women in Australian boardrooms?

This International Women’s Day the Australian Institute of Company Directors asked nine prominent female directors to read out some of the feedback we received when we asked if there should be more wo

5 tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

At a recent AICD event, professional LinkedIn profile and résumé writer Karen Tisdell shared her top tips on enhancing your online presence and why you should treat LinkedIn as seriously as any face-t

3 common behaviours that can stand between you and high performance

While all boards aspire to high performance, many fall well short of that goal.

7 ways to improve the AGM

The annual general meeting has come under fire for not staying relevant in the contemporary corporate governance environment.

What are you doing to get in your customers’ consideration set?

In a typical customer journey, so much of the marketing effort centres on customer retention and loyalty – after all, it’s cheaper and easier to keep a customer than to win a new one, right?

In the cloud, everything is perfect until all it goes wrong

Clouds are everywhere: public, private, hybrid… and with prices dropping almost daily they are becoming more affordable to all sizes of businesses. When everything is working fine, life is good – but are you prepared for if it all goes wrong? 

50 Fewer Shades of Remuneration

Over the past 18 months we have seen companies slash costs; reduce head counts and lower salaries. Some of the questions now being asked are:

ASIC's accounting warning for directors

ASIC has issued two important releases on preparing financial statements and on upcoming changes to accounting standards. AICD Senior Policy Adviser Kerry Hicks explains what directors need to know.

5 top global risks in 2017

A new report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your organisation in 2017.

To Trademark or Not to Trademark?

If you’re a business owner, you may have heard of the term ‘trademark’, and you may wonder whether you need one, or whether registering your business name is enough to protect you and your business fr

Inadvertent bias can taint your focus

It is a given that research allows businesses to understand their marketplaces. That said, gathering masses of data doesn’t mean you’re getting the answers you need.

How to get your board career started

When setting out on a board career, you can’t expect to jump straight on to an ASX 20 board.