Adam Schwab —

Adam Schwab

Business director and commentator


How Google became the internet’s biggest standover man

May 15, 2018 11

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?

April 24, 2018 3

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

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.

A brief history of the unraveling Alex Malley CPA fiasco

June 5, 2017 4

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

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

Though Fahour certainly went down boasting.

How to solve housing affordability literally overnight

February 20, 2017 16

Now everyone (other than perhaps wealthy land barons) hopefully agree expensive housing is a problem that needs fixing, but what’s the best way to do it?

Eight ridiculous excuses for paying Ahmed Fahour an obscene amount of money

February 14, 2017 6

We now know Ahmed Fahour was paid $5.6 million last year. How can Australia Post possibly justify such a ridiculous salary?

The 2016 Crikeys: the best and worst of business

December 20, 2016 5

Another year, another bunch of businesses and businesspeople to live in infamy.

AusPost fails to deliver the goods on CEO pay packet

December 19, 2016 7

Despite having one of the highest-paid executives in the country, AusPost is even refusing to tell taxpayers exactly how much they are paying him.