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G'day! Based in Sydney as free lancing foreign correspondent I mostly work for a range of German quality media. Ever so often I get the chance to contribute to local media, too. Here are some examples of my work.



knowledge@ASB: The Freelance Imperative: IBM Blazes the Trail for a Liquid Workforce PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:00

News broke earlier this year that technology and consulting giant IBM plans to eliminate up to 8000 jobs from its 20,000-strong workforce in Germany. Behind the projected layoffs is a program called Liquid, which has been designed to make IBM's staffing arrangements more flexible by replacing permanent workers with external ones, as required. Germany is just the test market. After the rollout in Europe's largest economy, the initiative – a radical reorganisation of existing work structures – may be applied to Big Blue's operations worldwide.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 09 September 2012 00:49
 
knowledge@ASB: Insurance Taxes - Why Australian Householders Go Undercover PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 00:03

Following a sequence of natural disasters, insurance cover is a burning hot topic Australia-wide, not least because taxpayers are now paying the one-off flood levy on their latest return. Almost one in four Australian residential properties has no house or contents insurance cover. For property owners, the disincentive is double-priced premiums overloaded with taxes, duties and levies, says Michael Sherris, a professor of Actuarial Studies at the Australian School of Business. While alternatives such as mandatory home insurance and a national disaster insurance scheme are being debated, experts are contemplating a mutual organisation with lower capital needs for the short term.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 00:06
 
knowledge@ASB: Spilling the Bilderberg Secrets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 00:00

The shape of the world we live in is substantially influenced by the prevailing views of 120 attendees of the annual Bilderberg Conference. Since 1954, the world’s power elite has been gathering to chew the fat on big issues at the controversial three-day private meetings. Outcomes are rarely discussed. However, management professor Andrew Kakabadse, a visiting scholar at the Australian School of Business, secured interviews with 13 Bilderberg participants. In a new book, he concludes that the covert events raise more questions than they answer, and for the exclusive invitees they are a lip-sealing "psychological aphrodisiac".

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2011 21:59
 
Estates Gazette: Post Game Analysis Sydney PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bierach   
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 23:30

As the London Olympic Legacy Team searches for post-game operators for the Stratford Park, previous venues face mixed fortunes. Barbara Bierach and Wolfgang Mueller look at how Sydney is developing its Olympic Park.

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Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 22:03
 
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