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This is an experiential, capability-building program. Completing the program is not about learning information but about developing new awareness, perceptions and behaviours. It is about ‘knowing how’ not ‘knowing that’. There is no endpoint to learning these skills – however much you practise them, you can always improve. So to get the most you can out of the program, you must practise the exercises. You will find that you will get an immediate and obvious benefit from doing some exercises just once and won’t need to do them again.

Electronics Logic - An introduction to state machines with the example of a traffic light system.

Boolean Algebra Summary, Truth Tables, Logic Implementation

An introduction to the equipment used in Electrical Engineering.

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Sound Media Art Showcase - 1

Analysis of the growth of Indian economy, consumption lead growth and changes for the future.

RMIT economist Jonathan Boymal talks about flat to declining housing and lending finance, indicating that housing will not be driving the Australian economy for some time.

A sample of Learning and Teaching articles from RMIT’s Online Learning and Teaching Journal.

The power of policing partnerships.
Professor Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow and Research Professor in the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Queensland. Here she talks about the dynamics of third party policing and the relative effectiveness of different types of partnerships.

Circuit Review, KVL and KCL Example, Thevenin’s Theorem

Electrical Engineering - Digital Logic Gates

Electrical Engineering - Logic Implementation Lab issues

Malcolm Turnbull is Parliamentary Opposition spokesman on telecommunications and the National Broadband Network project, a position for which he is, within parliamentary ranks, uniquely qualified, having been chairman and principal shareholder of Ozemail, one of Australia’s major internet service providers an enterprise he sold in 1999 to MCI Worldcom.

Mr Turnbull graduated from Sydney University in 1977 with a double degree in law and arts and then was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to continue his studies at Oxford University’s Brasenose College in England from 1978 to 1980.

Final Year students of 2006 Advanced Diploma of Business Advertising present ideas for a TAC (Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission) campaign to bring awareness of the dangers of using mobile phones while driving.

Students take a global learning study tour of Vietnam.

Learn more about RMIT University's Advanced Diploma of Accounting.

Interview with David Noble, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Interview with RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson

Leon and Garry discuss issues including:

Learn more about RMIT University's Advanced Diploma of Business (Advertising)

Find out more about RMIT University's Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice) and the Diploma of Financial Services (Conveyancing)

Learn more about Business - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) - Cadetship Traineeship

Learn more about RMIT University's International Business programs.

Learn more about RMIT University's International Business programs.

RMIT Alumni: Tim Anderson - General Manager of Avalon and Essendon Airport

Amanda Scott talks about the organisational structure of Excelsior Hotel.

Amanda Scott discusses the most important aspects of her leadership role at Excelsior.

Janine Plazer, the founder of Boost Juice, talks about the importance of attitude in
business.

Jason Chang, director of Strategy and Business Development at Jones Lang LaSalle, talks about strategy and decision-making.

Janine Plazer, the founder of Boost Juice, talks about the importance of people and work culture.

Janine Plazer, the founder of Boost Juice, talks about the importance of keeping your accounts in order.

Amanda Scott on her role and how she stimulates staff to be influenced by the culture at Excelsior Hotel.

Amanda Scott discusses the most important traits that sustain her leadership.

Barry Westhorpe is chief executive of the CEO Institute of Victoria, an organisation representing chief executives of the many small to medium sized enterprises bases in Melbourne.

He talks here about the challenges faced by these companies in the continuing global financial turmoil and explains the results of a survey conducted by his institute that shows CEO confidence at a fairly low ebb.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Accountancy programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Business Information Systems programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Economics and Finance programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Entrepreneurship programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Information and Knowledge Management programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offered by the Graduate School of Business.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Management programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Marketing programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Public Relations programs.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Study Tours opportunities.

Find out more about RMIT University’s Work Integrated Learning opportunities.

'Total Leadership for the 21st Century' presented by John McMorrow, Director of Leadership Management Australasia. John McMorrow explains the model for Total Leadership and how it can change the way people and organisations interact and function.

Graduate School of Business lecturer Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk delivered a presentation to RMIT alumni about the global financial crisis.

Graduate School of Business lecturer Ryszard (Ryk) Bliszczyk questions and answers in response to his presentation to RMIT alumni about the global financial crisis.

Nikki Calcraft, (MBA Executive, 2007), General Manager, Event Studios Australia Pty Ltd talks about her experience in Events Management.

Professor Peter Sheldrake provided an introduction to the work of Thucydides and then invited the audience to reflect upon the relevance of these insights to corporate life.

Professor Peter Sheldrake provided an introduction to the work of Lao Tzu and then invited the audience to reflect upon the relevance of these insights to corporate life.

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Chris Caldwell, General Manager of Marketing & Operational Support at Bakers Delight. Economic analysis is provided by Dr Alberto Posso from the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University.

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Saul Eslake, Economist and Program Director of Productivity Growth, Grattan Institute. Economic analysis is provided by Sinclair Davidson from the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University.

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Lindsay Tanner, Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation. Economic analysis is provided by Professor Tony Naughton Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University.

This week's episode of Talking Business features an interview with Michel Hogan, Branding Expert with Brandology, talking about Toyota's branding issues. Dr Antony Young, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at RMIT University talks about the cashless society and Leon Gettler and Garry Barker discuss the week's issues in business.

The guest in this edition of Talking Business is Senator Kim Carr, Australia’s minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. He discusses the state of manufacturing in Australia as it faces the challenges of the information age and the changing balances of economic power in the world.

John Odgers, Senior Lecturer in Business IT & Logistics, talks about the RBA’s outlook on the Australian economy, terms of trade and reasons for an increase in unemployment among 40 to 50 year olds. He looks at the automotive industry, a decline in manufacturing generally, and a fall-off in discretionary spending hitting the hospitality industry.

Leon and Garry review the week in business, starting with the National Broadband Network, still mired in politics as parliament prepares to discuss Senator Conroy’s proposed legislation over Telstra. Other topics include the prospect of a return to boom conditions in the Australian economy and expectation of a two per cent rise in interest rates to control inflation a return to profitability in newspapers, Kerry Stokes’s plan to combine television with tractors and Melbourne IT’s strong outlook.

Theo Hnarakis is chief executive of Melbourne IT, fifth largest domain name registry in the world and bidding to be the world’s pre-eminent digital brands management company. He discusses the effects of the digital revolution on the Australian economy, the importance of brand protection in what can be an internet jungle and what is likely to be demanded of Australia as the technological revolution continues to gain pace.

Alberto Posso, lecturer in Economics at RMIT University discusses Australia's twin deficits, increases in taxation and Government spending. He also discusses the trade deficit, de-industrialization, retail trade figures and housing data.

Leon and Garry review the week in business, starting with interest rate and current account deficit news. The trade deficit offers more positive news, as do the GDP figures. Car and housing sales figures have risen. Other topics include Virgin Blues’ new boss and the airline scenario in Australia, the NBN offering retail services, Telstra’s plans, Australia’s richest person list and media news.

In this issue we talk with Bernard Salt, Australia’s leading demographer, about the likely impact of Australia’s increasing and aging population; the effect on housing, property price, urban infrastructure, healthcare, education and lifestyle.

Sinclair Davidson talks about the employment outlook, the job figures and how we are nearing the natural level of unemployment and the reason why housing starts have plummeted. He puts this down to the effect of the government’s spend on school buildings and the rising cost of housing starts.

Leon and Garry talk about the Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina bidding for Arrow Energy to get a slice of the coal seam gas sector in Australia, iiNet possibly bidding for Netscape, growing optimism among Australian executives reaching its highest level in six years, solid employment numbers but home loans plummeting as interst rates and rising costs start to bite. The RBA accuses the major banks of gouging customers, Myer reports increased profit but warns of flat sales looking forward, an effect of the ending of the government’s stimulus package handouts.

In this issue Leon Gettler and I, Garry Barker, talk to Hugh Bradlow, chief technology officer of Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, about the impact of broadband technologies on the economy, on the future pattern of business and the lifestyle of Australians.

Dr Antony Young speaks about the Reserve Bank of Australia and its ability to regulate the credit card industry. The banks have great power in the Australian economy and the Government and the RBA will continue to watch their activities very closely, he says.

Leon and Garry discuss the outlook for the National Broadband Network. Will it be a white elephant? What is the outlook for commercial free to air TV given that internet TV is already approaching Australia with internet service providers such as iiNet and Internode interested in linking up with them. Other topics include David Jones’s good result but a tougher outlook for retail this year, continuing bleak outlook for housing; serious shortfalls in construction and rising interest rates.

Russell Yardley is one of the pioneers of multimedia and web development in Australia. He discusses the tasks Australia faces as it develops its digital economy and meets the challenge of global competitors.

John Lenarcic, lecturer in RMIT’s school of logistics and IT talks about whether the National Broadband Network could turn into a $43 billion white elephant. He also discusses the future of the iPad with reports that Microsoft plans to launch an iPad killer.

Leon and Garry talk about British PM Gordon Brown’s last budget before the general election. The budget contains sweeteners for small business plus a tax on big bonuses, something that might prove to be popular with voters. In Australia, the focus is on the trial of Rio executive Stern Hu, Premier Investments profits fall, executives are getting richer and Australia is turning into a nation of landlords, according to the Australian Taxation Office. They also cover the NBN, the advertising industry’s status and media industry reforms.

This week, management commentators Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, talk to Christine Christian, chief executive of Dun and Bradstreet Australia, about business confidence in Australia, which is at a six year high.
The economy is seen to have turned the corner - consumer spending is up, profits in the past quarter have been strong yet interest rates are rising, wages are likely to grow and the banks are being tough about lending.There are inflationary pressures, yet confidence is high across the business board.

RMIT economist talks about the latest ABS stats on internet usage. A massive increase suggests there might be more time poverty and loss of social capital. He also looks at the latest tourism figures showing that Australia was hardly affected by the global financial crisis.

Leon and Garry discuss the sale of The Independent newspaper to former KGB man and billionaire Alexander Lebedev and Rupert Murdoch charging for access to The Times.

Welcome to Talking Business, a podcast produced for the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. This week business and management commentator Leon Gettler, and I, Garry Barker, chat with Professor Gill Palmer and Professor Onkit Tam about corporate governance in state owned Chinese enterprises, which is the subject of a major study in which they are collaborating. Professor Palmer is pro vice-chancellor (Business) at RMIT and is the leader of the College of Business. Professor Onkit is deputy pro vice-chancellor, international.

RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson discusses the latest unemployment figures coming out of the ABS. At 5.3%, there has been no change from last month but participation rates are up with 30,000 more job, a good sign for the future.

Garry and Leon discuss the week’s events in England, Ireland and Australia. In Ireland, property prices have crashed, unemployment is growing and the country is battling a massive debt. The situation is not much better in England which is headed into an election. The tip is for a hung parliament. In Australia, the RBA has lifted interest rates again to 4.25% and the RBA has tipped more rate rises. Meanwhile, the economy seems to be recovering with executives optimistic about a strong finish to the financial year and growth in the ANZ job ads index.

Welcome to Talking Business, a podcast produced for the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

RMIT economist Steve Kates talks about the massive reduction in private sector building activity, adding to the housing shortage, soaring property prices and infrastructure gaps. He says the Federal Government education building program is siphoning away important private sector building activity.

Leon and Garry talk about the election in Britain which could produce a hung parliament. With Britain facing a massive debt of one trillion pounds, the political parties are talking about big cutbacks. Taxes, particularly VAT, are also likely to rise. Two top directors of Northern Rock, which collapsed in the global financial crisis, have received massive fines and are facing lawsuits. Still, executive salaries continue to soar.

Welcome to Talking Business, a podcast produced for the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. This week we talk with John Symonds, founder and chief executive of second-tier mortgage lender Aussie Home Loans a man who is an example of how determination, insight and business acumen can overcome adversity and bring success. He has survived financial and personal crisis, formed a relationship with the Commonwealth Bank, Australia’s largest mortgage lender, but steers his own ship, providing competition in the Australian mortgage industry.

RMIT economist Alberto Posso talks about the spectacular growth figures coming out of Western Australia with the WA Chamber of Commerce upgrading growth from 1.5% to 3%. This will drive the Australian economy but the resources boom so far has not affected manufacturing. He also talks about the IMF’s decision to hit banks with a double tax for future bailouts. This can create a moral hazard problem as it might make make the banks less risk averse if they know they will be bailed out, leading to the same sort of behavior that created the subprime crisis. The bank tax also has to be global.

Leon and Garry discuss the week’s business and economic news in England and Australia with Britain heading towards a hung parliament, Greece likely to default and go back to the drachma and Goldman Sachs head trader Fabrice Tourre banned from working in the City of London. The IMF says Australia is one of the leaders as the world recovers from a recession with growth rates expected to hit as high as 3.5%. Airlines are expected to lose $US2 billion from Iceland’s volcano.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT's Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT's Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.

In this part of the Business Planning workshop Marcus looks at: The Team, The Opportunity, life cycle, strategies.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT's Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.

In this part of the Business Planning workshop Marcus looks at: Survival, Importance of Finance, SWOT Analysis.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT's Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.
In this part of the Business Planning workshop Marcus looks at: Quality Business plans, Competition timelines review, Events and support.

This week we talk with Martin Hosking, chief executive of Red Bubble, an online artists’ marketplace with global reach. Mr Hosking was a founder in 1995, with Evan Thornley and Tracey Ellery of LookSmart, one of the first successful online marketing portals in the world. It was severely affected by the dot-com crash in 2000 but survived and now operates as a search advertising and management solutions company, based in San Francisco.

RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson talks about the rising inflation figures which will force up interest rates. Rates will also go up because of the European meltdown. He also talks about how the government’s tax increase on cigarettes will flow through to the general economy and has some criticism for the Henry review, particularly the proposed rent resource tax on mining companies which he says will hit the Australian economy and investors.

A big week in Australian business with Garry and Leon talking about the Rudd Government’s decision to shelve the emissions trading scheme, inflation rising quicker than expected to 2.9% and business expectations of the Henry review into taxation, The gap between the resources states and the rest of Australia is widening but rather than a two speed economy, it’s now on three speeds with WA and Queensland powering ahead, the rust belt states of South Australia and Victoria and then Sydney which is about to lose its place to Melbourne as Australia’s largest city.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.
In this part of the Marketing workshop Marcus looks at Markets, Industry Factors, Trends, Entrepreneurs, Globalisation and Technology.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.
In this part of the Marketing workshop Marcus looks at Market Push/Pull, Market Mix, Customer Solutions, Customer Cost, Communications, Crossing the Chasm, Where’s Wally?, Research and Focus Groups.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.
In this part of the Marketing workshop Marcus looks at Communication Strategies, Segmenting the Market, Positioning, Marketing Channels, Industry Value Chain, Purchasing Challenges, The Competition.

Dr Marcus Powe is RMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and teaches Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Marketing and Business Planning. He has a long career in the industry specialising in the growth of industry, community and service organisations. He has worked with over 400 organisations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore assisting them to create new strategic choices.
In this part of the Marketing workshop Marcus discusses the Marketing Workshop summary and overview.

Leon and Garry discuss a massive week in business news with the release of the Government’s plans to implement the Henry review into taxation. Radical measures include the 40% resources profit tax, an increase in the compulsory superannuation guarantee from 9% to 12% and replacing state taxes like payroll tax with broad based tax on business cash. Miners have reacted strongly to it and it is fast becoming a political issue. The RBA has lifted interest rates to 4.5%, driven by house prices which rose 20%. Retailers continue to struggle with problems for Fantastic Furniture and Clive Peeters.

RMIT economist Steve Kates says that the interest rate rise is justified but says the data suggests the building construction will plateau. He says the rate rises will result in more mortgage stress which will have an effect in other sectors as people adjust spending to straitened times. He attacks the rent resources tax, saying it will drive miners overseas and hurt the Australian economy.

Welcome to Talking Business, a podcast produced for the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Each week business commentator Leon Gettler and I, Garry Barker, interview a ranking figure in business, academia or politics about an aspect of the Australian economy or business activity. This week we talk with Gerry Harvey, founder and chief executive of Harvey Norman, one of Australia’s largest retailers. With a wealth of experience he discusses business, the banks, finance and retirement.

Welcome to Talking Business, a podcast produced for the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Each week a leading politician, business or academic leader is interviewed by business commentators Leon Gettler and Garry Barker. This week our guest is Zelco Lendich, chief executive of Farm Pride, Australia’s largest egg farmer, processor and distributor who talks about the opportunities and the challenges in large-scale food processing and production.

RMIT economist Alberto Posso looks at the latest stats for union membership. Membership is up marginally but the overall trend is down with the unions having enormous trouble recruiting young people. Alberto also looks at falling housing figures and the Federal Budget.

This week Garry and Leon analyze the Federal Budget and its implications and the class action against the banks for exception fees. They look at the housing shortage and signs of falling confidence in the Australian economy with weaker retail figures and interest rate rises. They examine the response of markets to the euro-zone bailout package and whether it's going to work. There is a close look too at Lion Nathan's performance, pulling well ahead of its rival Foster's. The miners' war on the Federal Government's super profits tax is also examined.

Welcome to Talking Business, a podcast produced for the College of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. Each week we interview a leading figure in Australian business, academia or politics on issues affecting their industry, their success or the economy of Australia. This week our guest is Hugh Davies, managing director of Macfarlan Lane, one of Australia’s leading advisers on executive career change and development. He talks about the issues facing business people in today’s economic environment.

RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson talks about the latest employment figures, which look positive. He criticises the mining super tax, saying the government is all over the place on the issue, and questions assertions in the Federal Budget that we are headed back for a surplus.