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Worried about getting hacked? Here are the latest extortion methods

As pernicious as the Optus data breach is, companies face even greater threats from hackers as they find more sophisticated ways to profit from crime.

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  • Sally Patten

Rich Lister Shaun Bonett reveals his secrets to staying effective

The Precision Group property developer and entrepreneur makes sure he controls his mind and his phone – and doesn’t let his device control him.

  • Sally Patten

The one lesson from his mum that helped this CEO succeed

Mark Collette once considered pursuing a career an astronaut. Although he ended up in energy, the challenge he faces may prove even harder.

  • Colin Packham

Why ‘fake it until you make it’ is terrible advice

Experts offer five tips to overcome impostor syndrome. ‘Fake it until you make it’ is not one of them.

  • Euan Black

This exec started out flipping burgers. Now he runs a $2b company

Tabcorp chief executive Adam Rytenskild never finished university, and now he is taking on some of the world’s most powerful wagering companies.

  • Elouise Fowler


These dads took extended parental leave – and their careers are fine

Paid paternity leave is often described as a powerful weapon in the fight against the gender pay gap. BOSS hears from five dads who took it.

  • Euan Black

This expat’s first offshore role is running $18b insurer QBE

British-born Andrew Horton took the job in Australia because he feared he had ‘missed out on something’.

  • Liam Walsh

What I learnt from running a $13b tech company

Xero chief Steve Vamos has six tips for success.

  • Sally Patten

Meet the 27-year-old with degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford

Online education company founder Jamie Beaton says getting into the top universities in the world has opened up enormous opportunities for him.

  • Sally Patten

This bank boss failed to make the Arsenal team. The rest is history

In 1978, at the age of 16, Joseph Healy tried out for the soccer team. He is now CEO of Judo Bank.

  • James Eyers

What this rising star learnt after a brutal career setback

Losing her seat in the election put a full stop on Terri Butler’s career for the first time in two decades. Here’s why she isn’t in a hurry to go back to work.

  • Tess Bennett

Lessons from this book will make you a better director

Directors’ intention is to protect themselves against accusations of failed governance when something inevitably goes wrong.

  • Rod Sims

The employment perks that work (and the ones that don’t)

In the rush to retain scarce talent, companies are dangling everything from a four-day week and unlimited annual leave to office pets. But do employees care?

  • Sally Patten


Four business lessons from fashion’s power players

Thriving in the fashion industry is incredibly, notoriously tough. So, what can business leaders learn from those who’ve stuck it out?

  • Lauren Sams

Taiwan tensions send CEOs into the war room

A few simple steps can help companies outperform their rivals when disaster hits.

  • Patrick Durkin

From the son of a migrant garbage truck driver to an ASX100 CEO

Alumina Limited’s CEO Mike Ferraro says when he got to law school after growing up in Melbourne’s working-class suburbs, he felt like a “square peg in a round hole”.

  • Patrick Durkin

Six tips for giving that dreaded keynote speech

Such a presentation at a business conference is not a TED talk, where the audience comes primed for inspiration and whimsy.

  • Alana Piper

The executives working for their Australian employers from Europe

As a dreary winter draws to an end, many workers are dreaming of a European summer. But what if you could mix work and play? Several companies are trialling it.

  • Lucy Dean

The best advice I ever received: ‘Do your best, else it’s time to go’

Alexis George is the chief executive of wealth group AMP. She reveals an emotional and pivotal moment in answering our CEO Q&A.

  • Sally Patten

How Alexis George is trying to bring AMP back from the brink

Ask the chief executive of AMP for examples of risky jobs she has undertaken and she does not mention the troubled wealth manager.

  • Sally Patten

Forget diet and exercise. What you really need is more sleep

Inadequate rest is costing the Australian economy more than $66 billion a year. Of that figure, $17.9 billion is down to loss of productivity.

  • Sally Patten

This simple trick will make networking less stressful

Hate that feeling of walking into a large conference hall and seeing a sea of people you don’t know? Here are two strategies to help you to start networking.

  • Amantha Imber

What playing pro soccer taught this crypto CEO about success

Prioritising the team over the title has been a winning game plan for Cosmos Asset Management chief executive Dan Annan.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Ted Lasso’s leadership lessons for CEOs

Poor communication can lead to confusion, a perception of an inability to lead effectively and even resistance from staff. Here’s how CEOs can become better communicators.

  • Natasha Boddy and Sally Patten

Kellie Parker plots Rio Tinto’s path back from insult and injury

As Rio Tinto’s “CEO Australia”, Kellie Parker’s goal is remarkably similar to the one she had upon joining Rio’s injury management team 21 years ago.

  • Peter Ker