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Starting with the end in mind: how to make sure your research doesn't just gather dust

There is often a fundamental disconnect between researchers and those at the helm of business, responsible for implementing research insights.

Wanna Cry?

You’ve probably all seen the news about some big global hack and most of it has gone over the everyday person’s head.

Sharing the wealth: getting the most out of underutilised assets

In this extract from the AICD publishing imprint’s latest title, Asset Management for Directors, author Monique Beedles discusses a novel approach for generating value from underutilised assets.

3 reasons why online customer experience matters for your business

Online customer experience is more than just having a good website.

4 things that can make or break your organisation’s reputation

Reputation is everything – even Warren Buffet thinks so.

The 5 main challenges facing today's not-for-profit boards

Ahead of the AICD’s NFP Forum, being held in Perth in May, keynote speaker Anne Skipper AM FAICD shared five of the main challenges she sees NFP boards facing.

Top 4 Tips to keep your servers running smoothly

Your body, your car, even your house needs a little TLC to keep looking and running at its best. Servers are no different.

Alcohol and the Workplace- Not a good mix

Attending work under the influence of alcohol will likely justify dismissal.

Findings on the future of the legal profession

The future of the legal profession The Law Society of New South Wales has published its report into the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (commonly known as the FLIP Report).

6 steps to jumpstarting Australian growth

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) last week released its latest Blueprint for Growth, a comprehensive plan to help boost productivity.

3 leading directors tackle disruption, innovation and crises

At a recent AICD event, three leading directors, in conversation with Alan Kohler, tackled the big challenges facing Australian boards.

It pays to do your research

There’s a big difference between a great idea and a profitable business venture.

SEO Trends for 2017

In 2016, we saw considerable developments in the way Google’s algorithms returned search results. These tweaks have implications for how you should be implementing SEO on your website.

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