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First 5000 is a new business development alliance for Australia's most significant mid-size companies. It's a vehicle to connect and network with local and international big business as well as policy makers, and of course each other.

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NAB - Business View

They are one of the biggest names in racing. With the Melbourne Cup just around the corner, First 5000 partner NAB, spoke with James Cummings, grandson of Bart about working for the family business.

When you’re a mere 25 years old and have joined forces with one of Australia’s most celebrated horse trainers, you could feel justifiably proud.

James Cummings, horse trainer
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Nina Sochon

How are you keeping parents in your workforce? Nina Sochon highlights how employer expectations differ from the realilities of when and why people return to work.

The cost of childcare has been all over the news. 

Nina Sochon,  Flexible & Remote Work Consultant, Nina Sochon Consulting.
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Michael Stoddart


Is your business doing enough to foster creativity in the workplace? Adobe's Michael Stoddart explains how creativity is linked to exceptional revenue growth.

Markets are so focused on productivity as a key indicator of economic vitality, that sometimes the human element — the creative spark that powers new ideas and innovation — is in danger of being forgotten.

Michael Stoddart, Director, Digital Publishing Asia Pacific Adobe
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Angela Lovegrove

There are many different approaches which can be taken to nurture rising corporate talent. Telstra's Angela Lovegrove explains how sponsorship compares to traditional business mentoring.

Many junior women entering the corporate world underestimate the power of sponsorship and how it can positively contribute to the career of a high potential yet unrecognised employee.

Angela Lovegrove, Regional General Manager for Telstra
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Adam O’Donnell

If you wish to succeed at something it's important to take a slow approach. Corporate Commando Adam O'Donnell highlights how to excel by looking at smaller milestones along the way that give us some sense of achievement.

Almost every time I speak or run any sort of leadership development workshop I hear some variation on the same two questions.  The first is “do you know Bear Grylls?” and the second is “what’s the difference between the SAS and the rest of the army?”

Corporate Commando, Adam O’Donnell

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