Macquarie Business School

Macquarie Business School

Life after the HSC: how to find the right job
You don't have to decide what to do with the rest of your life right now -  in this cheat sheet for school leavers, workplace expert Dr Patrick Garcia busts common myths about choosing a career.
It's official: being kind makes you happy and healthy
Money might not buy you happiness but volunteering does - in spades, a Macquarie economics study has discovered.
What's in a nickname?
While many nicknames are often a sign of inclusion, in the workplace they can be used to exert control or to help workmates band together.
When fashion brands go bad
In the social media age, consumer revenge can be swift and damaging for brands that make poor decisions, writes Associate Professor in Marketing Jana Bowden.
Will Australia run out of petrol?
The recent attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant – and the subsequent market shock – should be a wake-up call for the government about the precarious state of Australia’s transportation fuel reserves.
Why that dream Bali job may be far from perfect
So, you fancy working remotely – from home or a co-working space, or even poolside from an incubator in Bali? Careful what you wish for.
What psychological contract do you have with your employer?
Alongside your contracted salary and benefits, you have a set of unspoken expectations about what your employer will do for you. If they fail to deliver, the consequences can be dire for everyone involved.
Woke ads: is there such a thing as bad publicity?
The embrace of progressive causes by historically conservative corporations has generated heated debate. But, whatever the collateral damage, woke content appears to be winning over socially liberal younger consumers
From Netflix to Edflix: now it’s on-demand education
Technology transformed how we consume our entertainment; now it’s education’s turn.
New scam-busting toolkit could save your number from being hijacked
You don’t have to fall in love with a Nigerian ‘prince’ or inherit €650,000,000 from a 'philanthropist' to be the victim of a scammer. Theft linked with the unauthorised porting of your mobile number is shockingly easy.
What's the difference between business winners and losers?
Why do some companies succeed and some fail? What differentiates the one start-up that becomes a unicorn from the ones that go nowhere?
Honey, they shrunk the groceries
No, it's not your imagination. In recent years, food manufacturers have shrunk the size of everything from jars of Vegemite to Freddo Frogs while keeping the price the same. It’s called shrinkflation.