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Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator


The wily business model that catapulted Domain to the big time

September 27, 2017 3 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comment

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 Comments

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

A brief history of the unraveling Alex Malley CPA fiasco

June 5, 2017 4 Comments

For those who haven’t followed the CPA debauchery, here’s a brief summary of what has happened, largely based on the hard work of Joe Aston.

United Airlines’ object lesson in how not to handle a PR crisis

April 12, 2017 7 Comments

More than US$255 million has been wiped of United’s market value since yesterday's incident.

The hubristic tragedy of Slater & Gordon

March 6, 2017

The disaster at Slater & Gordon would have been exactly the kind of collapse that would have led to a class action led by Slater & Gordon itself.

Good riddance to Ahmed Fahour

February 24, 2017 12 Comments

Though Fahour certainly went down boasting.