Welcome to Issue 2 ‘Money’ – Dirty Business?

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[quote]“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” – Andy Warhol[/quote]

Money may be a dirty word, but Editor-in-Chief Nathan Li likes it that way.

Being the intelligent and sophisticated university students we are, we know very well that money can’t buy you everything. Typical but true huh? Yet we should also be smart enough to know that our very own living is supported by no other than money. It is cynical, but realistically, money makes the world go around.

I love business. Not only does it make money for an organisation and its employees, its institutional power shapes the world in one way or another through ripple effects. It turns a concept into reality. For those who have work experience, how many times have you heard disappointing comments like “That’s a great idea – but we don’t have the budget for it”? Money is the lifeblood for business and enables many happenings. We live in a world of fiscal exchange, and before a World War III takes place, let’s keep it that way. Think ethical investment: we have absolute control in how to spend our money, so do it wisely.

In this new issue of Grapeshot Magazine, we bring you a whole range of discussions regarding university students in exploring their attitudes towards money. How far will you go, and what will you sacrifice, to make money? What is more important – a decent hourly rate or voluntary contribution that may lead you to a bigger salary? And after all, is money the solution to everything? From self fulfilment to organisational operations to contribution to a greater positive cause – does your money really go where you presume? It is a lot to think about, which is why we would love you to share your thoughts and join our discussions on our website grapeshotmq.com.au.

After all, money can’t buy you happiness, but it can definitely buy you things that you need in the pursuit of happiness. Think you could be self-content without money? I assure you to feed yourself first – before you aspire to change the world into a lovely and equal place. Please understand that I am not endorsing capitalism here. I am simply saying that ethical business is the foundation of a better future.