Harold Mitchell

Harold Mitchell

Stay the course in Indonesia is the recipe for our very big neighbour

Harold Mitchell "All good columns start with a recipe," says Charlie. "a recipe for economic success."

Nest eggs in danger as advertising figures send feathers flying

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Harold Mitchell  I've always said that advertising is a great way of reading the economy.

Jennifer Lawrence's cloud alarm highlights concern over data falling from the sky

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Harold Mitchell  Right now, the world is overrun with information. And more and more of it of it finishes up in 'The Cloud'.

It's not all symphonies and royalty in Europe

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Harold Mitchell Being away from the desk lets you to think a bit more clearly about where things are headed.

Fairness most harmonious for national unity

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Harold Mitchell Two of my great passions in life are music and national unity. And there are great moments when they come together.

See what can be achieved with an innovative and unified approach

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Harold Mitchell I’ve always believed in getting out of the office, or wherever you work, particularly if you are a leader and you have big decisions to make.

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Pets keep owners fit as a fiddle and wealthier, too

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Harold Mitchell Let’s start with a story.  I’ve mentioned before the great love affair that we Australians have with our pets.

Multicultural stories to dine out on

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Harold Mitchell As I was coming down in the lift in my building this week, I said to a well-dressed young woman, ‘‘Good morning, off to work?’’  

Immigration and the birth of a new era of confidence

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Harold Mitchell I visited my son in hospital last weekend. He'd broken his ankle and was being very well looked after in one of Melbourne's great hospitals.

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No double disillusion in our democratic neighbour Indonesia

Harold Mitchell Elections are risky things and in a democratic society the results can be uncontrollable.

No double disillusion about Indonesia's strengthening democracy

Harold Mitchell There’s been talk this week of a double-dissolution election. ''Don’t you mean double disillusion?'' sniggers Louise.

Down Under launching pad for great global achievers

Harold Mitchell Sport has always been a successful battleground for us, but we are winners in many other fields.

When it ain't broke, it's not good policy to start a repair job

Harold Mitchell The end of the week left me thinking Australia is doing very well. Stiglitz confirms it.

Toughing it out is bad for your health, and for the nation

Harold Mitchell A third of men have not seen a doctor in a year and 10 per cent have not made an appointment in five.

Leadership key, whatever the war zone you are operating in

Harold Mitchell Business and politics merge a bit too often but we all have to live with each other.

It's a Nobel calling, building a good relationship with another

Harold Mitchell A real relationship is necessary to solve any problem and that's the way I have done.

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Thinking about the budget, please let me adjust your focus

Harold Mitchell Politicians like focus groups because they're a quick fix that seems scientific.

Love thy neighbours - particularly when there's lots to learn from them

Harold Mitchell I have a feeling it would be a very good idea to work out how to get on with our neighbours.

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Levity of the lessons from the corporate boardroom

Harold Mitchell There's nothing like a levy to hold back the water and raise its temperature at the same time.