This Australia that we live in is a good place to be. But it's time for us all to step up.
Harold Mitchell is the founder of Mitchell & Partners and a former executive chairman of Aegis Media Pacific. He is founder of the Harold Mitchell Foundation.
Over the years I've dealt with all the major media owners. They were all interesting, but Kerry Packer was one apart.
The vigour of youth can so easily become destructive aggression without the tempering of the wisdom of elders.
Australia has become rich on the basis of natural resources but we can't rely on it in the future.
Does all that late study really make a lot of difference in the end? Sure it helps you pass but I doubt it makes you any smarter.
Do you remember when the biggest thing in a life of a four year old was a Matchbox car or a Tonka Truck?
The clouds are gathering and getting lower by the moment but we can learn from the magpies.
Australia's cultural treasures and Australia's sporting capacities cannot be separated from our financial and social future.
Charlie has been leaping around since last Saturday shouting "a champion team will always beat a team of champions".
The new world of innovation runs on the belief that 'if it's worth doing, it's worth doing badly'.