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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...

The Deal: The Agricultural Dilemma

Note: An abridged version of this article originally featured in The Deal magazine on Friday, 20 March 2020 under the title ‘The problem with Australia's water supply’. The Ruthven Institute has partnered with The Deal to release a series of monthly articles...

The Deal: Being Master of Your Own Destiny

Note: An abridged version of this article originally featured in The Deal magazine on Friday, 21 February 2020 under the title ‘The profit motive: be the master of your own destiny’. The Ruthven Institute has partnered with The Deal to...

Special Update: Pandemics in Perspective

March 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO Epidemics and pandemics are an integral part of human history, with each outbreak bearing both social and economic costs. The world endured quite a few outbreaks over the past century; and if...

Traditions and Values

February 2020 Phil Ruthven AM, Founder & CEO A lot of things are changing in society – but things have been changing for a much longer time than we may remember, or perhaps have even noticed. Of course, it can...

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