Category Archives: Business

Member articles on business practices for Australia and the USA

Failure Demand – are you ignoring one of the greatest levers you have for improving performance?

failure demandWhenever we meet executives, worldwide, and talk to them about failure demand, we get the same response,

“I haven’t heard of failure demand before, I’ve never thought of the world like that… but I can see the opportunity to improve my organisation is immense.”

It is such a simple concept, yet understanding it, and acting on it, is one of the greatest levers you have for improving performance. However, until you learn about failure demand, and more importantly its causes, it is an invisible problem. Continue reading

3 Pillars of Impactful Presentations – Delivery

Having covered how to draft compelling content (part 1), and use smart design (part 2), the final part of this series looks at how to deliver your presentation for maximum impact.


What is your first response when asked to get up in front of an audience to showcase your expertise?

For some people, giving a presentation is a fun experience, while for others, it can be an intimidating prospect. If you belong to the latter group of people, you’re not alone. Did you know that presenting to an audience regularly tops the list in surveys of people’s top fears? Here’s the good news: public speaking is a skill, which means it can be learned.


Here are a number of tips for giving better presentations that may serve you well. Continue reading

expanding globally

How Business Really Works: The Key to Expanding Globally with Bruno Mascart

Have you ever wanted to expand your business overseas? Wondering how you can even start? Find out on this AmCham podcast, where we hear from Bruno Mascart, the Managing Partner of Asia Pacific of Altios International.

Continue reading

The End of Retail Malls? Food Stores Taking Over Shopping Centres as The Main Attraction

As society adapts to the changing times, forgoing maps for virtual GPS systems, landlines for Snapchat, and taxi cabs for ride-hailing services, so do super malls adapt to the changing course of retail shopping. Over the past decade, landlords of large shopping centres have signed leases with more and more food businesses, leading to the growth of restaurants, fast-food chains, and cafes in an effort to counteract the declining foot traffic to retail retail 1

Because revenue is declining in retail and department stores, shopping centres are attempting to boost sales in the food sector. But with the influx of dozens of new food stores – one mall went from thirty-four to ninety-three food outlets in just three years ­­– there is an increase in competition among food eateries without the customer traffic necessary to support it. This is leading to outstanding rent prices with little to no tangible profits to offset such high costs. Continue reading

How Business Really Works: Changes in Trade in The 21st Century with Nate Olson

Have you wondered how the economy is affected by international trade? Are you questioning how the Trump administration will change trade policy? Find out on this AmCham “How Business Really Works” podcast. Our guest Nate Olson (Washington D.C.) discusses hard-hitting issues involving trade in the 21st century, trade under Trump, and changes to the TPP with host Duff Watkins (Sydney, Australia).

Continue reading

Live Video Breaking Down Barriers

Employers in all sectors of the global economy are now, more than ever, focused on attracting and retaining a diverse workforce.

We believe communication is the key to bridging the divide between groups of people across business units, offices, cities, countries and cultures.

Live video can be used as a tool to help broaden and diversify the talent pool to drive engagement and build working relationships.bluejeans diversity Continue reading