CSIRO chief calls for better ”bang for buck” on scientific investment

Australia currently ranks 81st in the world in innovation efficiency – the return gained on investment in scientific research.

CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall. Photo: Supplied
“If that was a team sport ranking we would be outraged,” Dr Marshall said. “We’re an incredibly inventive nation and we are capable of doing so much better.”

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Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0), Verne Harnish – Amazon.com

I have read a lot of business books, literally thousands, and I would put this book in my top 10 for sure. There are many, many absolutely superb books on business strategy, leadership, high performance teams, company culture and such but this is a rare book that not only addresses these core elements of running a successful business but also has the specific “how to” workshops necessary to put these critical ideas into action. This is perhaps the single best book I’ve ever seen that clearly lays out precisely what the management team must do to lead their entire company through multiple growth phases. Verne Harnish is considered one of the most widely respected business growth experts in the world and this book proves why he has that reputation. I have now read, and re-read “Scaling Up” three times cover-to-cover and have recommended it to dozens of my clients. In my opinion this is a “must read” book if you want to understand how to grow your business with discipline and build a sustainably successful organization. I give this book my highest possible personal recommendation.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, Ben Horowitz – Amazon.com

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A new paper by USC Professor Emeritus of Geology, Dr. George Chilingar (with three co-authors), finds that increasing levels of the greenhouse gases CO2 & methane will have “essentially no effect” upon global temperatures or climate. 

The authors utilize a one-dimensional adiabatic model of climate to demonstrate that the entire tropospheric temperature profile of the atmosphere on both Earth and Venus may be mathematically derived solely on the basis of atmospheric pressure/mass and solar activity, confirmed by observations on both planets, despite vast differences in atmospheric composition and mass/pressure on Earth and Venus. The paper corroborates the 33C Maxwell/Clausius/Carnot greenhouse theory and thereby excludes the alternative 33C Arrhenius radiative greenhouse theory.

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