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Welcome to First 5000

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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James Baird

Are you loooking for consultants to support your business? James Baird explains how he has created an online marketplace for professionals and clients to meet and do business in the digital economy. 

Digital presents a huge opportunity in the professional consulting space.

James Baird, CEO Pundit Connect
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Peter Roberts

Gough Whitlam left a unique mark on Australian history. Peter Roberts pays tribute to the 21st Prime Minister of Australia.

A great Australian Edward Gough Whitlam passed away yesterday.

Gough Whitlam, photo credit National Library of Australia
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Nina Sochon

How are you keeping parents in your workforce? Nina Sochon highlights how employer expectations differ from the realities 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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