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Adam Schwab

Adam Schwab —

Business director and commentator

The rise and coming fall of Updater, the unicorn that never was

The rise and coming fall of Updater, the unicorn that never was

There is a certain odour developing around start-up company Updater, which always felt a bit more like Blue Sky than Atlassian.

Keeping up with the Kushners. Again.

Keeping up with the Kushners. Again.

While the recent college admissions scandal has thrown Jared Kushner back under the microscope, scandal and the spotlight are nothing new for this family.

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

Forget Frydenberg, the housing bubble needs to burst

The housing market is long overdue for some creative destruction. The question is when it will occur.

Risky business: the 2018 Crikey business awards

Risky business: the 2018 Crikey business awards

From Theranos to Snapchat, 2018 was a stand-out year for bad business, but there were some winners.

The sweet High Court win against controversial businessman Bill Lewski

The sweet High Court win against controversial businessman Bill Lewski

Lewski’s actions at Prime Trust were among the most brazen acts in Australian corporate history.

No country for young people: Australia is run by and for boomer land-owners

No country for young people: Australia is run by and for boomer land-owners

There are obvious and unequal benefits that the wealthy land-owning class receive, largely through our discriminatory tax system.

How Google became the internet's biggest standover man

How Google became the internet's biggest standover man

A recent submission to the ACCC enquiry shows that Australian businesses are being played by the search engine monopoly holders.

How did it all get so dark and stormy for Blue Sky?

How did it all get so dark and stormy for Blue Sky?

The flailing Queensland company have been overvaluing investments left and right. How long can they last?

Schwab: fans are the losers in Cricket Australia's broadcasting deal

Schwab: fans are the losers in Cricket Australia's broadcasting deal

The winners in Cricket Australia's most recent rights deal are easy to spot: they're the ones smiling to the camera.

Investing like it's 1999: when will the new tech bubble burst?

Investing like it's 1999: when will the new tech bubble burst?

Like the dot-com bust of the late nineties, giddy investors are inflating Australian tech company valuations beyond what they can realistically live up to, but you won't see them complaining.