Leon Gettler began his career as a Melbourne journalist and worked his way to The Age, where he spent 18 years. In 2008 he became independent and is now recognised as the leading management writer, speaker, and interviewer in Australia.

Gettler covers business and management topics through articles, blogs and podcasts, as well as on radio. He has written 2 award-winning books, and is a sought-after speaker and presenter at events and conferences.

Today Leon lends his voice to a variety of endeavors – always bringing his readers and listeners along for the journey, as he explores ideas from his unique point of view.

Welcome

I am Leon Gettler, an independent journalist, author and public speaker. I regularly contribute to leading business publications such as Business Spectator, Management Today, Charter, Inside HR, The Fifth Estate and ProPrint.

After 18 years as a jouralist at Fairfax Media, I freelanced for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, Boss, BRW, CFO, Smart Company, Leading Company and StartUp Smart.

I specialize in writing about management issues such as strategy, globalization, leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, executive education, IT, marketing and human resources. I also have a strong interest in regulatory issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley ("Sox"), corporate governance and ethics. My free eBook The 9 Most Common Customer Complaints describes simple ways to keep customers and employees happy.

My first book, An Unpromised Land (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1993) received the National Book Council Prize. My second book, Organisations Behaving Badly: A Greek tragedy of corporate pathology (John Wiley, 2005) focuses on the forces that lead smart executives into making dumb decisions. It was short-listed for the Blake Dawson Waldron prize for business literature.

"When Leon Gettler speaks he is engaging, thought provoking and interesting. That's not just my view, but the view of MBA and International Business students and staff who have had the benefit of Leon's experience and depth of knowledge..."


Dr. Julian Lippi – Director MBA, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University

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TALKING BUSINESS PODCAST

Talking Business is a weekly podcast review of the Australian economy, featuring interviews with prominent business leaders and expert analysis from RMIT University academics. The series is produced by experienced journalists Garry Barker and Leon Gettler and sponsored by RMIT.

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TALKING TECHNOLOGY PODCAST

Talking Technology is a weekly podcast review of the world of technology, featuring interviews with leaders in the field and expert analysis from RMIT University academics. Garry Barker is a technology expert who writes the weekly Mac Man column for The Age's Green Guide. Leon Gettler writes widely on business.

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THE BUSINESS OF GREEN

Renewables to eclipse coal

So now it looks like solar and wind technologies will be the cheapest way to make electricity by 2030. That?s the finding of a new Australian Ene...

Food security vs energy security

The government has released a national food plan which raises the question of how we are going to choose between food security and energy security ...

Carbon price: a game changer

The carbon price is a game changer. A carbon price is the most important and transformative changes to the economy since the floating of the dollar...

SOX FIRST

Facebook gets a privacy warning over WhatsApp

Alvy After Facebook acquired the popular privacy-focused instant messaging service WhatsApp in February, users feared Facebook's notorious use...

NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and exploited it

Story of the day comes from Bloomberg which has reported that the US National Security Agency knew for at least two years about the Heartbleed bug ...

Fox News saved GOP: Rupert Murdoch

DonkeyHotey The creator of Fox News, conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is now claiming that Fox News "saved" the Republican party. Murdoch, ...

BUSINESS SPECTATOR

Melbourne apartment prices take hit

Lift in number of new apartments is devaluing properties in Melbourne: report.

NSW's unsavoury intersection of gifts and politics

ICAC has shown lobbying and the influence of big money are becoming concerning even when actual corruption is not involved. But why did Barry O...

Global warming will kill: Ludlam

Weather already turning violent, renewables the solution, says senator.

MANAGEMENT BUZZ

The regular blog for the Australian Institute of Management.

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