As old as the real estate business itself is the question of how to make the acquisition of real estate the easiest to be funded and thus the easiest to access for the largest number of people possible. Answering those questions, stakeholders sometimes had been extremely creative. It could be a nation that subsidized the purchase of real estate through tax credits. This happened e. g. with East-German real estate after the reunification of Germany. 25 years later, with the emerging fin-tech boom and acceptance, crowd-funding was born. It did not take long and the first real estate acquisition was funded by a crowdfunding concept.
Things are brewing in the housing market: Having been hit hard under the weight of a property glut, record low wages growth, tighter credit from the banks and the Reserve Bank refusing to cut interest rates despite troubling economic conditions, house prices around the bulk of Australia fell sharply from around the middle of 2017 through to the middle of 2019.
I was living in the Amazon with the Uchupiamonas for several years. We were developing our ecolodge Chalalan in the heart of the Madidi Jungle. In the process, I became one of them - initiated as an Uchupiamona myself. I became indigenous.
Some leaders think it’s their job to have all the ideas. The best leaders understand that good ideas can come from anyone, from the CEO to the receptionist, and that it is often the people down the ladder dealing with customers and using systems every day, who know where improvement is needed.
As a speaker, one of my specialties is speaking about creating a courageous culture. We know in this day and age that culture is perhaps more important than strategy. A great strategy without a great culture doesn't create results.
Many organizations talk about the importance of taking risks, being bold and being adventurous. They realize that they need to experience failure and be innovative in order to stay at the cutting edge in the face of disruption. The verbiage of this is common in the business landscape. We know we need to fail fast and fail frequently. The reality is that very few organizations are actually following through and seeing this become a part of the everyday experience or culture within an organization.
Change is imperative, yet many organizations’ transformation initiatives meet numerous setbacks, failures or delays. Conversely, those that succeed are eventually confronted with the reality that they are not advancing as desired. At best, these transformations put the organizations on par with newer and more agile rivals. As the pace of change accelerates, organizations must find strategies for enhancing growth. This creates the need to establish agility and digital capacities to effectively compete with other organizations in a hyper-competitive environment.
I think it's safe to say that culture is one of the most durable topics in business conversations. It's one of the most studied topics and it's a topic that occupies a lot of our headspace as leaders in business as we think about what it's like to create an organization.
Dominic Thurbon has cracked code for making change happen. With the ultimate formula to drive innovation, and future-proof your leadership. The behavioural impact you have now is the fundamental determinant of the quality of success of your organisation.
The digital revolution is causing an enormous change in reshaping leadership styles. These changes include swift and far-reaching technological changes, a shift from physical attributes towards knowledge, more dispersed and less hierarchical forms of organization and globalization that supports the spread of information.
In a world where disruption has become the norm, super-intelligent computers have the potential to revolutionize how we both govern and conduct business - yet it is not always immediately obvious how the science of artificial intelligence can help shape image and brand identity. Dr Catriona Wallace takes a moment to help us identify the challenges of AI and marketing, and where they intersect.
Given the state of the world in which we find ourselves, it’s never been more important for companies to understand and moderate their impact on the world.
'Doing well by doing good' can be a strategy that works to drive results, not a mere cliché or buzzword - But how do we make the choice between profit and purpose?
In order to develop a proper social awareness, the mythical, cultural and geopolitical precepts should be reconsidered allowing for a new way of thinking to be untethered.
How do we break through the cultural points of view that segregate us, preventing us from the ability of holding a cohesive social conscience?
Artificial Intelligence is regarded as the most powerful transformation to affect business and society since the invention of electricity - and is now in reach of the Board and Executive team.
So how should our business leaders consider the ethical challenges that A.I. presents?
A Labor win in the election will mean big changes in a number of key policy areas – negative gearing rules will change as will refunds of franking credits and capital gains tax concessions.
This will have important implications for investors, financial planners and the economy. Investment in new dwellings is likely to get as boost, as will shares in companies not paying the previously appealing 100% fully franked dividends.