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Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator

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Hail to the chief: the top five CEOs money can buy

Hail to the chief: the top five CEOs money can buy

Adam SchwabNov 4, 20141 Comment

It pays to remember that not all CEOs are driven by avarice and self-interest. Presenting the five most investor-friendly CEOs in Australia ...

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

Adam SchwabAug 18, 20143 Comments

Former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has consistently said he did not tell Essendon's president the club was under investigation. But two high-profile people have testified otherwise under oath.

Will Freelancer's fortunes float?

Will Freelancer's fortunes float?

Adam SchwabAug 5, 20143 Comments

Freelancer claims it is “the world’s largest online marketplace for outsourcing, freelancing and crowdsourcing services". But is it?

Prime Trust directors face class action for alleged secret bonus payments

Prime Trust directors face class action for alleged secret bonus payments

Adam SchwabJul 29, 20147 Comments

Bill Lewski and fellow Prime Trust directors, already found guilty of corporate law breaches by the Federal Court, now face a class action for allegedly authorising secret multi-million dollar payments for themselves.

Footy fail: the AFL has lost its way

Footy fail: the AFL has lost its way

Adam SchwabJul 1, 201426 Comments

The AFL is dedicated to making a profit and pleasing broadcasters, with footy club members taken for granted. It's a pity the AFL is not run more like US sports teams.

Meet the highly paid business matchmakers accountable to no one

Meet the highly paid business matchmakers accountable to no one

Adam SchwabJun 27, 20143 Comments

Myer hired a highly paid executive on the recommendation of a recruitment firm, then quickly fired him when his CV turned out not to be all it had seemed. What do recruiters do, anyway?

How the property bubble is making us poorer (you wouldn't read about it)

How the property bubble is making us poorer (you wouldn't read about it)

Adam SchwabApr 22, 201412 Comments

Even if you own your home, higher property values just means higher rates and taxes, which means less money in your pocket. The only ones who benefit from the bubble are those in the property industry -- and of course, the property press.

After Babcock & Brown's collapse, its money men try again

After Babcock & Brown's collapse, its money men try again

Adam SchwabMar 24, 2014

Remember Babcock & Brown, Australia's greatest corporate failure? The brains behind it are at it again, finding corporate Australia in a forgiving mood.

Lauded as the AFL's saviour, but Demetriou missed the mark

Lauded as the AFL's saviour, but Demetriou missed the mark

Adam SchwabMar 6, 20149 Comments

Andrew Demetriou will retire at the end of this season, amid accolades and praise. But was he actually good for AFL?

As Cootes is grounded, Rowsthorn heads back to the top

As Cootes is grounded, Rowsthorn heads back to the top

Adam SchwabFeb 19, 20142 Comments

Behind the grounding of truck fleet Cootes was one of the worst floats in Australian history. The company's parent McAleese crashed on the sharemarket under former Asciano boss Mark Rowsthorn.