Power of two

Profile These are the guys big retailers like Harvey Norman, David Jones and Myer love to hate.

Profile: Belinda Clark

Belinda Clark.

Profile If Belinda Clark gets time for a backyard cricket match this summer, her nieces and nephews know she's always reluctant to hand back the bat.

Profile: Father Chris Riley

Father Chris Riley.

Profile Next week, Father Chris Riley will hear if his work with homeless young people has earned him the title of Australian of the Year 2012.

Profile: Neville Norman

Economics expert Professor Neville Norman.

Profile After almost 40 years as an economics lecturer, Professor Neville Norman has seen plenty of booms and busts.

Profile: Andrea Broom

Andrea Broom.

Profile Here's an idea for some Christmas philanthropy that tidies up your share portfolio at the same time.

Profile: Steve Vamos

24/10/2011.afr.portrait of STEVE VAMOS,director telstra.Photo by ROB HOMER

Profile Companies with great leadership are up to 12 per cent more productive and three times more profitable than their competitors, according to Steve Vamos.

Profile: Alison Watkins

Alison Watkins.

Profile Growing up on a farm in Tasmania's midlands, Alison Watkins had a fairly straightforward career plan: to go to agricultural college and marry a farmer.

Profile: Ross Lewis

Profile of Ross Lewis, CEO of Break-Thru People Solutions

Profile Ross Lewis has been at the forefront of a revolution in the past 20 years to have disadvantaged people accepted into mainstream society, especially in the workforce.

Profile: Michael Lee

Financial author, Michael Lee photographed at the ABC studios, Ultimo, on September 14, 2011. MONEY-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande

Profile At the age of 13, Michael Lee decided he would retire at 35. As it turned out, he reached his goal a year early - but realised he still wanted to work, albeit with a completely different focus.

Profile: Steven Persson


Profile Money has long played a big role in Steven Persson's life. Not for himself but for disabled, homeless and otherwise marginalised people, who can gain some self-respect and independence by earning an...

Profile: Ellie Comerford


Profile Despite the gloom and doom in the US and Europe, plus ongoing housing affordability issues in Australia, Ellie Comerford believes the local residential property market is looking fairly healthy.

Profile: Paul Grabowsky


Profile Life as a freelance artist can be financially precarious - even if you are one of Australia's best-known musicians.

Profile: Jenni Mack

Jenni Mack.

Profile Ensuring a fair deal for the consumer is what it's all about for this lifelong activist.

Profile: Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner.

Profile His April Fool joke gave rise to a popular US website that is soon to launch in Australia.

Profile: John Frost

John Frost.

Profile The producer of smash hit musical Wicked says his career has been a gamble.

Profile: Michael Rose

Michael Rose.

Profile This high-flying legal eagle is taking a step back into history in his new role.

Profile: Roger Timms

Profile On the matter of interpreting our tax system, this expert's made of the write stuff.

Profile - Phil Kearns

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Profile A desire to help others drives this former Australian rugby star.