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BlueChip Communication: changing how people think, feel and act about finance
BlueChip Communication: changing how people think, feel and act about finance

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Topical - this just in from a client. Do you ever wonder what happens come the next dotcom bust? I do - all that investor $$ burned for lack of any memory about recent history. These folk say get ahead of it by watching free cash flow, whether listed or not
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Trust in super: "precarious" and "passive"
One area of financial services that DOESN'T suffer a trust deficit is superannuation - in particular the industry fund movement. So I was intrigued to understand how Sally Patten , Bernie Dean and Damien Mu would approach today’s superannuation Fund Executi...
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Leadership: smart people, stupid groups and better decisions
Is this the face of leadership? Who knows? It might depend on who else was around at the time. Because leadership is situational, and generally means being out in front: listening to the group but not necessarily acting in complete accord with group thinkin...
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How fintech stirs us: lovers, haters and sceptics
“Fintech. Fintech. Fintech.” It’s childish I know but, like my eight- year-old practising his swearing, I’m just going to get it out there. Simply repeating the word is going to irritate plenty of people. Why? Because it’s become the Rorschach test of our t...
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What do in inbound marketing and Barack Obama have in common?
Here in Boston, this man (Marc Maron) is talking about interviewing President Barack Obama. In his garage. That's Marc's, garage, not the President's. For Australians, Marc is a comedian, performer and hugely successful U.S. podcaster. And the White House c...
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Superannuation: governance and competition failing us?
"We worked very hard in the FSI to not base our decisions on personal experience. But let me tell you one..." So started a dyspeptic and damning summary of the super system as seen through the eyes of Financial Systems Inquiry Chairman, former CBA CEO, inau...
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Say "HI" to your new financial planner? #roboadvisor
The afternoon advice concurrent session at Day 2 of the FSC Annual Conference canvassed trust, digital delivery and the ability to scale advice. Will so-called "robo advice" replace human financial planners? Not a chance. One panellist's research shows that...
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Quality financial advice? Let the numbers speak for themselves
Will raising education standards really improve the quality of advice in this country? Yes, no, maybe? Probably. But let the numbers speak for themselves - read on for why, and how. Other measures to support professionalism are needed also. BT's GM Advice M...
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Retirement incomes: are we lazy because we're already good?
Attending the Financial Services Council Annual Conference for the next two days, it strikes me we're way undercooked on the retirement income discussion nationally.  It was pretty predictable we'd end up here, soon.  "Here", of course, is with people takin...
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How many businesses could you start this week?
This week, as we celebrate and encourage women entrepreneurs in honour of Women's Entrepreneurship Day last November 19, I have to stop and remind myself what it was like to have very little. In 1988 I left home aged 17 with about $35. I quickly learned if ...
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