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Sharing the Wealth: Labour and Capital

February 2021 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO A good way to start a vigorous debate is to argue the case of what shares employees and businesses take from the economy. Who is winning; and is it fair or justified?...

New Year's Resolutions in 2021

January 2021 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO New Year’s resolutions have a habit of not surviving the end of the festive season. However, 2020 was a bizarre and traumatic year for individuals, households, businesses, politicians, religions and, especially, health...

Farewelling 2020

December 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO A lot of the world’s 7.8 billion population will be glad to see the back of 2020. It has been a year of crises across health, politics, trade, economies at large and...

Interest Rates and Exchange Rates

November 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO Interest rates and exchange rates affect households and businesses alike. Therefore, it is helpful to know where both are headed as we navigate our way through, and out the other side of,...

Overcoming the debt mountain

October 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO The world is deep in debt. World debt levels were getting high prior to the global financial crisis in 2008; they continued to worsen in the ensuing years; and we are currently...

Media Release: The Ruthven Institute Announces the 100 Best Performing Enterprises of 2019

Melbourne, 13 August 2020: Established to provide business leaders with the information and guidance they need to achieve world’s best practice profitability, the Ruthven Institute encourages a holistic approach to business strategy and planning according to the ‘12 Golden Rules’,...

Markets and Marketing

July 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO Markets, and the way businesses penetrate them, are changing dramatically. While the customer and product segments that comprise the market have been changing for centuries, so too have the marketing methods used...

The Government Reforms Challenge

June 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO Keeping Australia competitive in the world today is a never-ending challenge of adjustments, reform and emulating world’s best practice. The period from 1983 to 2000 (perhaps even to 2007) saw well-overdue reforms...

Coronavirus and The Madness of Crowds

April 20, 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO History may well refer to the 2020 COVID-19 flu pandemic as an economic crisis as much as – if not more than – a global health crisis. The economic impact on...

Working from Home

April 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO The current COVID-19 pandemic and reactive measures taken by governments around the world have forced businesses, employees and householders to find alternative ways to live and work. Enforced self-isolation across Australia and...

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