Search Content

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.

Recently Published

103 reads
Kevin Jameson

The ability to inspire, motivate and educate is the foundation of a unique mentoring program. Professor Kevin Jameson, Director of Macquarie Applied Finance Centre  explains.

In James Brown's words, "It's a man's world", but this norm is slowly changing within the finance industry, with thanks to a greater commitment to gender diversity and mentoring programs that light the way for upcoming female leaders.

Professor Kevin Jameson, Director of Macquarie Applied Finance Centre
240 reads
Paul Hunter


As the year comes to a close many businesses are reviewing their strategy for 2015. Paul Hunter CEO of the Strategic Management Institute highlights how the strategy process can be flawed.

I use the notion of Seven Inconvenient Truths of Strategy to depict observations from my experience in business as well as extensive research to show that strategy practices (the doing of strategy) are deficient in a number of ways.

Paul Hunter is the CEO of the Strategic Management Institute.
589 reads
Fi Bendall

The world of digital retail has really taken off in recent years. Fi Bendall spoke with Paul Greenberg from NORA, and former Managing Director of DealsDirect, about the emerging strength of eCurrency and the digital evolution.

Recently there has been talk of an overhaul of the payment system in Australia to try and introduce real-time payments, do you think this is necessary for the 17 banks to back and how will it affect middle business?

Paul Greenberg, Founder NORA
443 reads
Roxane Horton


The G20 Leaders’ Summit was held on 15 and 16 November 2014 in Brisbane. Roxane Horton examines the outcomes from the event.

Now the G20 leaders have all jumped in their jets and headed home it’s worth asking - what did the G20 do for you this year?

Roxane Horton is principal at Buxton Horton
273 reads
Malcolm Crompton

Privacy should not be underestimated or taken for granted. Malcolm Crompton from Information Integrity Solutions (IIS) reiterates  how good privacy is good business following the Privacy @ Play Summit.

Each year, the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia New Zealand (iappANZ) convenes its Annual Summit and they have proved to be the stand out event for anybody interested in global developments in privacy or what our Region’s Privacy Regulators are really thinking.

Malcolm Crompton's picture

Created by
What's That Web - Web Development

Designed by
Website design, Wordpress & Buddypress development by Pixelberry - Auckland New Zealand