My Musings

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December 22, 2010
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Oh God, not another Melbourne foodie’s “top” list of 2010

Fear not, Longstraws isn’t turning into a food blog; I just need to think about some slightly lighter content for this weeks post.

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December 13, 2010
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Banking reforms and the fifth pillar – what it really means?

Following tireless lobbying by the Australian people (via the news.com.au reader comments section), the government has finally acted on the unscrupulous fat cats in bank land, with Wayne Swan yesterday announcing sweeping, industry transforming reforms aimed at increasing bank competition and establishing a “fifth pillar” of financial service.

Oh wait. No he didn’t.

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December 8, 2010
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Is Facebook going to be your next bank?

Already close to surpassing Google in both volume of hits and time spent online, and holding arguably the best customer insights of any online provider, it’s safe to say social networking is not the be all and end of Facebook’s offering.

So is a banking licence in Facebooks future? What does this mean for current competitors in the industry?

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December 2, 2010
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Aussie Corporate Social Media – Old business; big opportunity

54% of Australian businesses are plan on opening up Social Media as a customer channel by 2011. So what does this mean for the ways we current service customers?

Is it just for Gen Y, or do older, more traditional organisations have an opportunity here? Or have they already missed the bus?