This page collects blog entries relating to topics of interest in Australian technology-enabled business transformation.

(Note: currently tagging the right posts, stay tuned)

  • Nine of world’s biggest banks join to form blockchain partnership LONDON Nine of the world’s biggest banks including Goldman Sachs and Barclays have joined forces with New York-based financial tech firm R3 to create a framework for using blockchain technology in the markets, the firm said on Tuesday. Commonwealth Bank of course joined earlier. from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/15/us-banks-blockchain-iduskcn0rf24m20150915
  • Labour curation Market-based management for labour markets and labour curation
  • Industrialised Adhocracy and The Future of Work Excellent overview on Industrialised Adhocracy and The Future of Work: http://www.procurementandsupply.com/resource/David%20Moloney%20-%20Industrialised%20Adhocracy%20-%202nd%20CPO%20Exchange%20-%20July%202014.pdf
  • Corporations – thought of the day I think it’s time I made clear something I’ve honestly believed for a long time. I think capitalism is a really good system. I think “freedom” is the only moral political system. I think the Austrian Economists at www.Mises.org are right. But I think capitalism and corporatism are different. As one of my favorite intellectuals ...
  • EaaS in Australia Very, interesting… I wonder, and I presume I guess correctly, who this is:  “I understand that a major Australian Bank has used this book as its “bible” for its current transformation, which includes the replacement of 30 year old core systems. Their objective is to be able to change business models in 20 minutes. With RWR’s ...
  • Confessions of an aeroholic “Airlines are notoriously cyclical because revenue is very sensitive to changes in demand. Profits are greatest when strong demand results in full planes (‘‘load’’) and high prices (‘‘yield’’), but they can disappear quickly when demand falls because costs are relatively fixed and flights can’t easily be cancelled.” via Confessions of an aeroholic. I’m currently working on the ...
  • “We glorified finance, we privileged finance, we even subsidised finance” ABC radio’s PM programme has a good little interview with Jim Standford regarding how people incorrectly think of economics as part of the finance industry rather than the finance industry being just a part of the economy: JIM STANFORD: … I mean the financial sector is a part of the economy but it’s not the most important ...
  • Des Moore on Central Banks Interesting: First, contrary to popular interpretations, the blame for the panic cannot primarily be placed on irresponsible bankers: they responded rationally to the subsidy for credit created by central bankers. But what’s this in the very next paragraph?!?!: Second, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is clearly wrong in attributing the crisis to policies that reflect the neo-liberal views of ...
  • More on Michael Costa, or Moron Michael Costa? After my last post on Michael Costa, my wife accused me of having ‘a little man crush’ on Mr Costa.  To be honest I hadn’t yet decided what I thought of him due to lack of information.  This in turn being due to my generally underdeveloped interest in politics.  But I admitted to my wife ...
  • ‘Fit to govern’ in Australian politics Readers in Australia will know that the NSW treasurer Michael Costa was recently sacked – just before he became eligible for a pension from what I understand, and not long before the premier himself resigned. Skip ahead a few scandals and Michael Costa has now written an essay for The Daily Telegraph with all sorts of ...