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The 2015 Perth Writers’ Festival – and John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’

The program for the 2015 Perth Writers Festival was released last weekend with star authors including John Lanchester, Hilary Mantel (via satellite), Elizabeth Gilbert, DBC Pierre, Bob Brown and Joan London. I’m going to be in Perth speaking about my … Continue reading

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Natural capital: is translating nature into the language of economics the only way to make it count?

Along with questions about the nature of the corporation – monster and psychopath or historically-contingent legal person capable of evolving? – Six Capitals was driven by the question of how to make nature count, so we don’t continue to destroy … Continue reading

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B Lab in Sydney – and Avid Reader in Brisbane

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of going to the B Corporation Morning Tea at the Common Room in Surry Hills, Sydney. B Corporations – and B Lab, the organisation which conceived them and is promoting them globally – turned … Continue reading

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‘Our people are our machinery’: HappinessTM in Overland 217 and human capital in the post-industrial age

Now my new book Six Capitals is out, I’ve been thinking through and talking about the various manifestations of the four ‘new’ capitals – intellectual, human, social and relationship, and natural capital – whose application in business and economic life … Continue reading

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Six Capitals, my obsession with accounting – and how I went from Leo Tolstoy to Keanu Reeves

Three years ago my obsession with Venice, art and mathematics and my fascination for a Renaissance monk, mathematician, magician and teacher to Leonardo da Vinci – Luca Pacioli – metamorphosed into a book about accounting (Double Entry), just because that … Continue reading

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Six shades of capital in the 21st century … Six Capitals: The revolution capitalism has to have – or can accountants save the planet?

So at last I’ve finished my new book, right down to the details of cover design and end pages, and it’s being published in Australia next month. Just as I didn’t set out to write my first book about accounting … Continue reading

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A crime: Joseph Stiglitz on the proposed deregulation of Australia’s universities

More on universities – this time not on the libraries of Sydney University (although I will be back onto that the moment I’m through this ocean of rewriting), but on the appalling moves the Abbott government made in its 2014 … Continue reading

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