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Business working with academia

9 May 2019  •  Ron Manners

(From my comments to a Vice Chancellor's lunch in Perth, March 7 2019) "Today, our Mannkal Foundation’s team values greatly this opportunity to …

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Sir Arvi Parbo, AC – RIP

1 May 2019  •  Ron Manners

The world mourns the death of a mining legend. Sir Arvi died peacefully, at his home in Melbourne, today at the age of …

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Killing and Stealing: Government Specialties

18 April 2019  •  Ron Manners

Part 1 Over the centuries, governments have only excelled at two things. Killing (mainly by declaring wars) and stealing (mainly by taxation and …

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Manipulated Students Strike – Where are our leaders?

9 April 2019  •  Ron Manners

When carefully orchestrated students, all around the world, simultaneously utter the same nonsensical platitudes about the sponsored climate crisis, one can only ask, …

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#13 – Rule for Life: ‘Take every job seriously’

1 March 2019  •  Ron Manners

Last week Jenny and I enjoyed Dr Jordan Peterson’s ‘12 Rules for Life’ visit to Perth. Thinking later I wondered what rule I …

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Taxation: How times have changed

4 February 2019  •  Ron Manners

When sorting through some old files, in preparation for my forthcoming (sixth) book, I came across some notes from a visit to London …

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The absurdity of Australia’s submarine frolic?

15 January 2019  •  Ron Manners

The absurdity is becoming obvious to all of us (at least to those who can read).  The inertia of our response and lack …

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A birthday poem

8 January 2019  •  Ron Manners

For me, measuring things is more than a hobby. I feel we can only manage that which we measure. Is it worth the …

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All that jazz

7 January 2019  •  Ron Manners

This was a speech given at UWA's ECOMS function in 2008. I'm with the band One of the most satisfying experiences I've had …

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Australia Day honours another legend

7 January 2019  •  Ron Manners

I made these comments on the celebration of the award given to John Jones in 2018. Who will get the honour this year? …

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