Bitcoin – will the hot new digital currency survive?

By Steve Blizard     2 Dec 2017 Bitcoin was created about a decade ago as an alternative to government-issued currencies. As the transactions in this virtual currency exchange allow anonymity, it is popular with people who want to keep their financial activity, and their identities, confidential. The digital coins are created by so-called “miners”, who…

The Samsung Way

By Steve Blizard Twenty years ago, few people predicted that Samsung could transform itself from a low-cost equipment manufacturer to a world leader in R&D, marketing, and design. Founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul as a trading company, the Samsung Group has grown to employing more than 489,000 workers worldwide, and revenue at $305 billion in 2014.…

Cambodia now building a promising future

By Steve Blizard – from Phnom Penh  During August I was the guest of Awareness Cambodia, a not-for-profit overseas aid organisation assisting some of the most underprivileged in rural Cambodia. Founded by Perth dentist Dr Gary Hewett in 1995, Awareness Cambodia focuses on education, health and childhood development programs. Nestled between sugar cane and forests…