RBA Bank – Dr Guy Debelle presenting at Adelaide University’s UniBreakfast on the 26th of February 2013.
UniBreakfast with Assistant Governor of RBA
Adelaide University has arranged for Dr Guy Debelle of the Reserve Bank of Australia to speak at an exclusive breakfast seminar, part of their UniBreakfast series of events. Dr Guy Debelle works as the Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) at the RBA bank, so it will be very interesting to hear what he has to say. You can read more on him here.
The headline for the event is :
“Hear about the effect of the exchange rate on the economy, what the RBA does each day in the money and fx markets and how this flows through to borrowing rates and mortgage rates.”
I’m told there are over 120 pre-registered attendees, and representatives from the media will also be present. Sounds great!
If you would like to be kept up to date, from 7:30am (Adelaide time) I will be providing live updates throughout the seminar, via this blog post. So check back or refresh your browsers to receive the latest version.
Also, you can contact me during the event via email email@example.com, or by posting comments on this page.
Tomorrow morning I will be live blogging the UniBreakfast with Assistant Governor of RBA event from the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, from 7:30am.
For more details on the event please see https://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/mba/2013/01/31/26-february-2013-unibreakfast-with-assistant-governor-of-rba/ for more details on the event.
If you are going and see me there, please come up and say hi! Otherwise, check back later and see how my first live blogging attempt worked out!
On the weekend I attended an interesting talk by Dr Jana Mathews at Adelaide University. She touched on many facets of innovation and entrepreneurship but of most interest to me was her discussion on the Adelaide Startup Ecosystem and ANZ Innovyz’s work in South Australia.
Firstly, on Dr Jana Mathews. She is an expert in her field of entrepreneurial leadership and business growth. She has a doctorate from Harvard, is co-author of several books (such Lessons from the Edge and Building the Awesome Organization). From Colorado, she has recently been spending significant time in Adelaide as the Managing Director of ANZ Innovyz START program – a 13 week startup accelerator modelled after the US TechStars. Continue reading
High level overview of some managerial finance strategies to add value to your organisation. Covered as part of MBA subject Managerial Finance (2013).
Managerial Finance Strategies to Add Value
The following strategies to add to the net present value (NPR) of a company by altering the cash flow for the better.
Add Value by Maximising Existing Assets
With an existing asset you can:
Increase revenue by either higher sales numbers (make & sell more), or by raising your prices (charge more). The other side of the coin is the decreasing the expenses incurred when using the asset. Find ways to use less resources through greater operational efficiency and seek lower the prices of raw materials and asset support services through tighter procurement. Continue reading
One of Demming’s pet hates was motivational slogans in the workplace – things like “Do it right first time”, and “Zero defects”. Two from the IT world that come to mind are “Real Engineers Ship” (Steve Jobs), and “Stay focused and keep shipping” (Mark Zuckerberg, see article here, which has an interesting photo of his desk).
Jobs and Zuckerberg make pretty powerful examples of sloganeering. I find it interesting that Demming was so against slogans, they’re everywhere. So let’s dive a little deeper.
Demming stated that slogans should eliminated because they do nothing but “generate frustration and resentment” in the workforce.
“Implicit in such sloganeering is the supposition that employees could, if they tried do better. They are offended, not inspired by this suggestion” – Demming Continue reading