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I am a big fan of the ABC series Utopia. It has really grabbed some wonderful threads that just keep on giving, producing an inexhaustible supply of humorous outcomes.
Thanks to all the well wishes as I took the reins at Business News. It is exciting to have a new challenge. I leave editorial in good hands, there's plenty of experience there and, obviously, I am not that far away.
After a challenging 2016 very few are suggesting this year is going to be any easier. Nevertheless, we all have to keep on at it.
We have former federal Labor leader Kim Beazley for our next breakfast on September 21; he will be interviewed by Peter Kennedy. After that its Fortescue Metals Group chief Nev Power, with me on stage in the armchairs. Two great stories to look forward to.
Another event focused on disruption following Uber at the tech/transport end and Spudshed in the retail/agribusiness side of industry.
This will be a fascinating discussion with a potato farmer who has, singel handedly, brought down a very outdated system of regulating an agricultural product.
I am sure many of us attend many awards shows these days, many functions, and I bet they can tend to rather blend into each other. Not the one I attended last Friday, the annual Wanneroo Business Association Awards.
Late in November I'll be interviewing Michael Chaney, one of Australia's leading directors ... not to mention formerly one of the nation's leading managing directors.
I really enjoyed interviewing Professor Barry Marshall on stage at our recent Success & Leadership event. The audience feedback has been exceptional, which means it will be hard to beat. He's a great character who told some amusing stories and continued a theme at our events with having star med
"The economic value of a business should be based on a superior customer proposition rather than the scarcity of supply or government regulation," so states Transport Minister Dean Nalder.

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