Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator


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

April 19, 2018 3

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?

January 24, 2018 2

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.

Libs eat their young to protect an intergenerational theft racket

January 10, 2018 48

That the Liberals are so quick to crush one of their young leaders tells you everything you need to know.

The 2017 Crikeys: the best and worst of Aussie business

December 22, 2017 5

Adam Schwab tallies the great snubs and flubs of the business world in 2017.

The wily business model that catapulted Domain to the big time

September 27, 2017 3

Domain was founded in 1996 during the peak of Fairfax’s last rivers-of-gold period, but the business achieved significant digital scale and profitability when Antony “the Cat” Catalano returned to Fairfax in 2011.

Former market darling Domino’s low on dough

August 18, 2017 4

Domino's pizza has transformed from a corporate darling into somewhat of a disappointment. What led to the fast food turnaround?

Freelancer’s rapid, precipitous fall from grace

August 3, 2017 3

Freelancer was never the biggest player in its space. But now it's got bigger problems.

Just because Tim Worner is the bad guy doesn’t mean Amber Harrison is the hero

July 19, 2017 12

We love an underdog fighting a noble battle against an evil corporation. But Amber Harrison does not fit the bill.

The simultaneous rise and fall of the Fahour brothers

July 6, 2017 1

Ahmed Fahour quit his role at AusPost after a public outcry, while Ali Fahour is now unemployed and banned from playing football for life.

How Alex Malley walked away from the CPA with a $4.9m payout

June 26, 2017 7

The CPA is not a wildly successful business story like say Flight Centre or, yet it's outgoing CEO has been paid a bundle.