Q & A Forum: June 23, 2014

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295 Responses to Q & A Forum: June 23, 2014

  1. .

    http://au.linkedin.com/in/hollyransom

    Business Analyst
    Rio Tinto
    Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RIO; Mining & Metals industry
    January 2012 – September 2013 (1 year 9 months) Perth

    I worked in a role created for me by Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, which included assisting with developing and directing business improvement and change management initiatives, while supporting senior management with report and speech writing and special strategic projects such as restructuring the organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategy. My role also involved 25% of my time being rotated through the company learning under all the general managers, while simultaneously writing an evaluation of the organisation for the CEO and a strategy for areas for productivity and effectiveness gains.

    Um okay, you hadn’t finished your economics degree and you’re writing efficiency memos?

    I reckon she’s a massive bullshitter though:

    Paralegal
    Francis Burt Legal Chambers
    December 2009 – December 2011 (2 years 1 month)

    Working for Barrister Kevin Pratt, my responsibilities include drafting legal opinions, case briefs, court documents and undertaking legal research. I have also assisted with trials in the District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as with Pre-Trial Conferences and client interviews.

    Really?!

    The smoking gun though. She has friends at Aunty!

    Intern (Perth Office)
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry
    February 2010 – February 2010 (1 month)

    • Helping to produce the afternoon radio programs.
    • Assisting with preparation for the 7 o’clock news bulletin, including editing stories for broadcast.
    • Research work for the TV show ‘Can we help?’
    • Production assistant on the set of ABC TV programs, including ‘Gardening Australia’.
    • Learning from all sectors of the ABC’s operations- from online media to news broadcasting and television program development and broadcasting.

  2. Oyasumi nasa, Watashi wa anata no tomodachi desu.

    Good evening troops

  3. Oyasumi nasa, Watashi wa anata no tomodachi desu.

    My Japanese must be rusty, or slipping, or something.
    I know how I’d translate that…. er…. perhaps I’m wrong.

  4. PeterF

    Good evening,Carpe.I can understand why you wouldn’t want to watch Tania.

  5. James B

    Mark Carnegie is literal scum, and a traitor to this nation.

    He needs to be executed.

  6. Quote of the episode, Mark Carnegie:
    “I’m a Capitalist”

  7. Peter from SA

    dot. FMD. these types have friends everywhere. what to do except take up arms? seriously?

  8. Rich

    Dot: “http://au.linkedin.com/in/hollyransom”

    Seriously that link should come with a warning for those at risk of topping themselves

  9. Mark from Melbourne

    Holly was handpicked by Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh

    For what remains, thankfully, at least vaguely unclear.

  10. .

    I’m shocked she claims to have drafted legal opinions before the completion of a law degree or diploma and before any postgraduate diploma which on top of work experience, is required for admission to the bar or law society.

  11. Drafting legal opinions when working for a barrister?
    Surely she means “typing”.

  12. Talleyrand

    holly Golightly

    Named as one of the “100 Most Influential Australian Women” in 2012 by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, Holly’s passion for driving sustainable change in both the corporate and not-profit world is truly remarkable.

    The 23-year-old entrepreneur has worked with more than 20 non-profit organisations across the world, and currently runs two businesses (a consulting and public speaking business and a leadership development company) while finishing her final semester in a BA Economics and Law.

    At 19, Holly launched ‘Women Who Lead’, an initiative that links women with inspirational female role models and mentors. Within a year, she was chair of Young United Nations Women in Perth, in which she oversaw 22 events around the country.

    In 2012 Holly became the world’s youngest Rotary president, overseeing WA’s largest club -Rotary of Crawley, and was named both Western Australian of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year.

    As an acclaimed public speaker, Holly was also invited by Governor General Quentin Bryce to be a keynote speaker at celebrations for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011. Holly has represented Australia at summits across America, Japan, Switzerland, Malaysia and Singapore, and drafted and presented a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama.

    Holly represented Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit in Moscow and is now the chairperson for the Y20 Youth Summit in Australia in 2014.

  13. Aristogeiton

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    #1357769, posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 pm
    I’m shocked she claims to have drafted legal opinions before the completion of a law degree or diploma and before any postgraduate diploma which on top of work experience, is required for admission to the bar or law society.

    It may shock you to learn that non-admitted judge’s associates commonly draft opinions for their judge.

  14. Aristogeiton

    s/opinions/judgments/

  15. Talleyrand

    Whst shocks me is that Holly has her own executive ciach who is byt a few years older than her. I guess that is Gen Y-Z for you, forever wanting feedbsck and validation. Such fragile amoure propre underneath it all.

  16. Talleyrand

    Ok lots of spelling errors

  17. JC

    I reckon she’s a massive bullshitter though:

    Let her trade stocks and currencies and she how clever she is.

    So umm, the CEO of Rio hires a university undergrad to do a top down review of the firm. She’s either the biggest bulshitter in the world, or Rio needs a new CEO fast.

    Most of what she said was swill. Okay so she reckons today’s youth is represented in Parliament. Okay so go start a political party, you moron and show us how it’s done.

    And by the way a youth party would essentially be a Tea Party…. wealth/debt transfers and all that.

    Carnegie is a first rate dickhead.

  18. JC

    Why isn’t Eva Cox in a nursing home?

  19. Infidel Tiger

    Holly has attended more conferences, seminars, chin wags and wankathons than most of Australia put together. The only thing she has never done is create one dollar of real wealth of her own bat.

    She’ll either go into politics or bottle shops when she grows up.

  20. It may shock you to learn that non-admitted judge’s associates commonly draft opinions for their judge.

    This explains much.

  21. So umm, the CEO of Rio hires a university undergrad to do a top down review of the firm. She’s either the biggest bulshitter best lay in the world, or Rio needs a new CEO fast.

  22. gnasher

    23 huh? she is obviously very wise, I again will go with IT,she at that age is as dumb as dogshit, she will be perfect as a politician, but serving in a bottle store is more suited.

  23. pete of perth

    Missed it by that much. Abit too chilly tonight tp wear arseless chaps.

  24. 23 huh? she is obviously very wise, I again will go with IT,she at that age is as dumb as dogshit, she will be perfect as a politician, but serving in a bottle store is more suited.

    I operate at least 3 bottle stores.
    She wouldn’t get a start with me. Not if she carried on at job interview the way she performed tonight.

    However, I suspect the meaning above was that she’d become a cask wine drinker in the park somewhere.

  25. Andrew

    I guess that explains RIO under $60 again.

  26. cynical1

    Holly spent the final two years of her degree working in a role created for her at Rio Tinto by CEO Sam Walsh

    Oh yeah, that position, err, roll, um, role.

  27. I guess that explains RIO under $60 again.

    I’ll pay that one.

  28. Talleyrand

    I felt like Holly was a android version of the infamous Dilbert Mission Statement generator, that took in buzzwords thru them together randomly and produced frighteningly accurate Mission Statements, Vision Statements etc in the early 2000s.

    EGs:
    “It is our job to continually foster world-class infrastructures as well as to quickly create principle-centered sources to meet our customer’s needs”

    “Our challenge is to assertively network economically sound methods of empowerment so that we may continually negotiate performance based infrastructures”

  29. Old School Conservative

    I worked in a role created for me by Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh
    Sam is in big trouble – either with his wife, or the shareholders. Or both.
    Odd though – she says she was appointed by CEO Walsh in Jan 2012. However Walsh was not appointed as Chief Executive until Jan 2013. Wrong title; Walsh had been a Director since 2009.
    Surely she hasn’t beefed up her resume?

  30. Surely she hasn’t beefed up her resume?

    There’s only about 200 indicators in her resume that point to it being…er… somewhat enhanced.

  31. Rich

    I found her on Facebook, but all I can tell you is she several brothers and sisters who all went to private schools in Perth

    Innuendo aside, it’s plausible she’s just an upstart who went to a top school, hung around in the right groups and was pushy enough to get noticed by a few bigwigs

  32. JC

    Rich

    She spoke well. Quire well in fact. But if you dug under it, there was nothing substantial or revealing. In fact some of it was really quite stoopid. Wait until the transcript and read it. You will see what I mean as the you’ll be reading what she said instead of listening to her. She also appears to have big teeth too, which are pretty annoying.

  33. She’s too narrow in the face.
    Anything with a face that has similar proportions to a cricket bat needs shooting.

    This applies to horse, dog, beast, and I’ve not yet seen a narrow-faced human whose character doesn’t support the hyopthesis.

  34. Rich

    Precisely, which is why it’s so annoying these people do so well

    You used to at least need to be an ‘academic’ or a ‘writer’ to get to go on the ABC and spout nonsense, now all you need is to be able speak reasonably well, spout a few buzzwords and watch the cash roll in

    In some ways I’m in awe of her success, in others I’m disgusted

  35. Andrew

    Unfortunately for an “entrepreneur” she’s likely to be captured by leftist scum. From there, the only question is Green, or EMILY’s Listing into an ALP Gillard track. She will be our PM in 15 years.

  36. Robert O.

    Apart from the oratory of Ms. Holly, and there are many like her of that age, I noted that the whole panel think they can stop climate change (it does anyhow) by some carbon abatement scheme and we owe it to our descendants to do so. Not only does this show the depth of indoctrination, but the fact that it doesn’t seem possible to have a rational debate when, in fact, actual data shows no significant warming for the past 17 years, and the models upon which all of this is based are wrong.

  37. JC

    ….but the fact that it doesn’t seem possible to have a rational debate when, in fact, actual data shows no significant warming for the past 17 years, and the models upon which all of this is based are wrong.

    Never debate them. Just mock them incessantly.

    Look, these imbeciles think the world will end unless we use renewballs. Take wind renewball .. if we built wind propellers to just cover the world’s energy growth rate for a year, it would need land the size of Italy. These people are stuck in a sort of cult mentality and there’s no reasoning with them.
    Mock them tirelessly and give them no time of day.

  38. John Comnenus

    Here’s something to think about. Australia deployed around 1500 troops at the height of the Afghan War from a population of 23 million. The Australian Islamic community is 2% of the Australian population, yet that community has sent 150 troops to ISIS.

  39. Here’s something to think about. Australia deployed around 1500 troops at the height of the Afghan War from a population of 23 million. The Australian Islamic community is 2% of the Australian population, yet that community has sent 150 troops to ISIS.

    Well, never thought the day would come when I’m hoping for Australians to be killed in action.

  40. egg_

    Intern (Perth Office)
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry
    February 2010 – February 2010 (1 month)

    Making the tea?

  41. egg_

    This applies to horse, dog, beast, and I’ve not yet seen a narrow-faced human whose character doesn’t support the hyopthesis.

    Tend to agree re the ‘squashed head’ variety, in general.
    The Chinese tend to evaluate people so, e.g. ‘the rat’ on Lateline.

  42. .

    Take wind renewball .. if we built wind propellers to just cover the world’s energy growth rate for a year, it would need land the size of Italy.

    China a few years ago would need something the size of the Murrumbidgee catchment area, in southern NSW and the ACT – which is a bit more than the quarter the size of Italy.

    Wind is simply not feasible. Holly, who purports to have an economics degree, should know this.

  43. egg_

    She thinks she’s the smartest person in the room.

    NPD.
    Her entrance into Rio Tinto sounds like KRudd’s audition with the Goss Govt from outta nowhere, too.

  44. egg_

    Why is Tony calling it a special q and a?

    Latho and Tony Shepherd got stuck with the window lickers panel?

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