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Australia is getting better at encouraging people to consider a startup. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

It takes a community to raise a startup

Australia is still far too 'arms-length' from the process of starting and growing companies.
Universities need to take a long, hard look at themselves - and listen to their students - to tackle issues of failure and attrition. Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Universities can’t just wash their hands of student failure

Universities largely fail to acknowledge the way their modes of teaching and learning are culturally, socially and politically embedded. Can this be fixed?
The collapse of Lehman Brothers was a pivotal moment in the most recent financial crisis. The next crash may feature another bank failure. Reuters

What will the next financial crisis look like – and are we ready?

The subprime crisis and the subsequent failure of Lehman Brothers came as such a shock – and the repercussions were so severe that when the time came to mount a response, policy makers were as surprised…
If graduates are helped along through school, how will they cope in the workforce? Shutterstock

A ‘no-consequences’ education produces unemployable graduates

A research centre in the UK recently found that lavishing praise on students, particularly low-attaining students, may be counter-productive. By providing a no-fail, no-consequences environment in which…

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