Austrian economics is very relevant to internationalization, because it gives us the intellectual tools to better understand the distortions that actions of a desperate government can cause… and how to better position our investments and ourselves as a result.
Two isolated, feisty countries, with a shared heritage that squabble like siblings. Spend a bit of time in either country and you'll hear a litany of jokes disparaging the other. The bigger one picks on the smaller one, and the smaller one gives as good as it gets. Suggesting to a local that the two have anything in common will provoke outrage, but what do the differences actually mean?
Four blokes in Woolloomooloo head down the frog and toad for a pig's ear. One offers to get the first shout and heads to the bar. The night feels promising: the music is pumping, the bar is chocka, and, while going for an optic, he spots some talent to approach. He starts chatting up a spunk and feeling good about his prospects, until one of his mates - a larrikin who has tickets on himself - interrupts to cut his lunch. Our hero is not one to quietly cop a blow to his pride, and the evening disintegrates into a blue... Fortunately, we all speak English, so this vignette from an inner-Eastern suburb of Sydney is easy to understand. Wait, it's not? In that case, read on for an International Man tongue-in-cheek primer on Australian slanguage.
At 23 years of age, Marina Passalaris left the sunsets of Zululand, South Africa with her family for Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Marina talks to us about the difficulties she had in moving abroad, and about the business she’s now set up, Beautiful Minds.