It was Cliff Young who proved an inspiration to all Australians in 1983. A potato farmer from Victoria, he surprised everyone with his win in the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon; a gruelling 875 kilometres. He ran when most slept – a true “tortoise and the hare” tale. Cliff was 61.

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Staging Connections

If you have been involved in organising a conference – or any other kind of corporate presentation or exhibition – in the last couple of years, you will be aware of at least two trends. First, someone quite high up in your or your client’s company is going to suggest ‘we can do it all ourselves’ because nowadays with our Macs and fancy software everyone can be a recording engineer, video director and all-round clever-dick.

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It’s during a bad time for the economy that people often find it harder to sleep, worries over job security keeping them awake together with wondering whether the stock market will recover, or whether Greece will go bankrupt. Ironically, it’s then that a new bed might help ease the insomnia – but buying a new bed is something many people put on hold when money is tight.

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Royal District Nursing Service

“We specialise in home nursing and healthcare and we strive to be the best at what we do,” says Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) CEO Stephen Muggleton. With the Australian home care and nursing industry being extremely competitive, it is an ambitious aim.

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Plus Fitness

When asked what he thought might be the secret to staying young, healthy and in good shape, Nigel Miller, National Sales Director of Plus Fitness Health Clubs, responded, “Have a good balanced lifestyle including everything that you do in moderation.”

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Mercy Health

In the early nineteenth century, the Sisters of Mercy devoted their lives to helping others. Mercy Health is their continuing legacy. The Catholic community benefit organisation remains dedicated to providing the highest quality care to all. “We like to call it the Mercy Way,” says John Fogarty, Executive Director of Hospitals, Aged Care and Community Services.

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In 1996, Ross and Fran Cohen rescued from administration Matchbox, a twenty-year old Melbourne-based giftware business. Through cautious planning and selective growth, the family has since built a national franchise empire of the brand, now in its second generation of family management with twenty-four operational stores and one more slated to open in May of this year.

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Kinder Caring

The Beatles sang, “Help! I need somebody, help! Not just anybody…” That sums up the state of the demand for quality home care and nursing services in Australia. Over the past decade, there has been a massive boom in the numbers of home care and nursing agencies available, some, of course, better than others. What makes Kinder Caring not just another name in the industry?

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KinCare Group

Imagine what the wait time might be to get yourself or your loved one into the nicest and most reputable nursing home so the next stage of life can be enjoyable and comfortable. Biding time until a spot becomes available in the nursing facility of choice may take up to a year or two, or even more.

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Hankook Tyre

It took years of back-breaking hard work and mind-bending research and development to bring to market a tyre to keep you and your precious cargo safe on any road condition. Usually, when part of a car that is crucial to its safety and stability is failing, it will make a noticeable noise or make the car feel strange before it becomes dangerous.

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Making Sense of Management

Management is the art, or science, of getting things done through people. Sounds fairly straightforward – except for the fact that people are not robots waiting to do our bidding. People have their own minds, motivations, and goals. So how do managers keep operations – and the people behind them – running as planned?

March 20, 2018, 3:27 AM AEDT


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