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ASX Movers and Shakers

September  2022 Benjamin Khouri Mr. Benjamin Graham - The famed ‘father’ of Value Investing – once said; ‘Price is a creature of the market’s mood. In booms, it is set by the greediest buyer; in busts by the most fearful...

The Top Australian Industries in 2021

August 2022 Phil Ruthven AM and Nicholas Chalmers Each year Ruthven Institute releases a Profitability Survey of the nation’s 2000 largest enterprises. This report comes at a time when Australia (and the rest of the world) exits from the COVID-19...

The Top Australian Enterprises in 2021

August 2022 Phil Ruthven AM and Nicholas Chalmers Australia’s 100 Best Enterprises Despite challenging conditions, Australia’s 100 Best Enterprises managed to meet the challenges with all achieving World’s Best Practice (WBP) +22.0% profitability. 31 enterprises averaged a ROSF above 50%...

Employees as stakeholders

May 2022 Phil Ruthven AM Ecological and social governance (ESG) is gaining traction in the world of business either through a positive embracing of the concept, accepting responsibility, or as an obligation to conform.  Preceding this new protocol was the...

Planning from the outside-in

The opposite of the long-gone Industrial Age April 2022 Phil Ruthven AM In my March 2022 Insight titled Emerging from the pandemic, I described this decade we are in as being a discombobulated one with some already-knowns and probabilities, but...

Emerging from the pandemic

The important trends March 2022 Phil Ruthven AM The COVID pandemic, now into its third calendar year has caused 6 million deaths (just 5%) of the 120 million total deaths) across the world over a two-year period.  In Australia, we...

Seeing Things in a New Light

February 2022 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO There is an old saying: be careful what you wish for.  And thanks to Aesop’s Fables for that wise advice of over two and a quarter millennia ago in 261 BC! An...

Outlook 2022

January 2022 Phil Ruthven AM Australians and other nationalities go into 2022 with some known good and some bad news, but also a lot of unknowns.  As always. The good news heading into 2022 includes: near-universal vaccination against Covid-19, easing...

Farewell 2021: The Year That Was

December 2021 Phil Ruthven AM After another year of lockdowns, border closures, quarantines, masks, vaccinations and economic uncertainty, most people will be glad to see the back of 2021 – another extraordinary year. THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 While Australia has...

Industry, Business and Product Longevity

November 2021 Phil Ruthven, AM Nothing is forever, as they say; and this is certainly true in business. Industries come and go (although more come than go); as do products, which have shorter lives than industries. Businesses have much shorter...

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