From changing its name to Saint Laurent to bringing an air of perma-cool to the fashion house, creative director Hedi Slimane has turned the company's fortunes around.
Tough questions, but minimum wages may not offer solutions.
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The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
Dr Alan Finkel will bring his perspective as an engineer to the role of Chief Scientist.
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Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia's Chief Scientist in January this year. In this exclusive interview, he describes his approach to science, and to issues such as renewable energy and STEM jobs.
Taking it too far? No hiding this bike motor.
Cycling has been on the look out for mini engines in bike frames, and it may have come up trumps. But it might be missing a trick to invigorate the sport.
Champagne being served in a bar on McCarthy Street in Lagos.
It's easy to dismiss Africa as a place that is, at best, a provider of commodities, land and labour. A closer look shows that the continent is innovative and offers a lot more opportunities.
Barclays is cutting 1,200 jobs worldwide.
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Barclays, Pearson, Virgin Media and others have announced big layoffs following poor results – research shows it could be bad strategy in the long-run.
Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013.
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After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia's Chief Scientist. He's seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.
When Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister, the innovation debate began in earnest, but some of Australia’s rivals have a head start in the fierce global contest of ideas.
Politicians and policymakers are at last grappling with the urgent need to generate new ideas and fresh ways of doing things. But in the race to the top, Australia has barely reached base camp.
Even inventive companies have their day.
Motorola brought to market many features of mobile phones we take for granted, but it wasn't enough.
Do potential downsides get short shrift in the rush for innovation?
Taking a page from the innovators' handbook could provide a different and better way to think about the risks that come along with – and sometimes stem from – new technologies.
Raspberry pi: a computer that’s smaller than a $5 bill and cheaper than one to buy.
The ability to create faster, better and cheaper solutions using minimal resources is poised to drive global growth in 2016 and beyond.
Voicing concerns isn’t the same as smashing the latest technology.
We've missed plenty of early warnings about past scientific breakthroughs. Is it neo-Luddite to proceed with caution as an innovator?
Humanitarian aid arrives.
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The sheer volume of major humanitarian disasters is stopping us from making genuine changes to the way we respond.
2015 saw us complete our exploration of all nine planets (including dwarf planet Pluto) in our solar system.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
The democratisation of finance isn't going quite to plan.
A solar-powered microgrid in India.
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Developing countries need technical and financial aid to begin the transition to low-carbon energy now, not just pledges to invest in energy R&D with payoffs decades from now.
Not everyone gets to go to startup school.
The government wants more Australian entrepreneurs to fail - which would be fine if they learned from their mistakes.
Turnbull’s innovation agenda isn’t the answer to the gap between research and business.
Some of the new(ish) initiatives in the Innovation and Science Agenda may help in small ways, but it doesn't provide the answer what happens after the innovation.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s signature innovation statement ushers in overdue changes to Australia’s insolvency regime.
Australia's insolvency laws are behind world best practice and need reform.
Students could be Australia’s largest group of entrepreneurs.
Graduates should be taught entrepreneurship skills.