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Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

Friday, 25 July
Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

Yours truly is a gentle soul. There is only a small handful of things that cause the Taskmaster any distress. (Of course, by “handful”, I’m assuming here you’re a giant.)

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Xero’s Rod Drury tells how to negotiate failure into success

Failure is not the first word that comes to mind when looking at the career of Rod Drury, co-founder of online accounting software company Xero. But like many entrepreneurs before him, failure led him to his success.

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Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

Friday, 19 September 2014 05:13 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

Monday, 15 September 2014 04:35 | by Mick Liubinskas

Recent comments by Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes sparked a discussion about whether Australia's startup scene should be focused on one city. Here's another perspective.

Marketing

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

Three ways to be more compelling in your sales and marketing

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 04:27 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

Your ability to compel your customers, readers and followers to read on, act or buy, directly determines your leads, conversions and business profits. Here are three ways to get you started.

Australia front runner in e-commerce race: report

Australia front runner in e-commerce race: report

Monday, 25 August 2014 04:18 | by Kirsten Robb

Australia has the third highest business-to-consumer e-commerce sales rates in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by German-based business intelligence organisation yStats.com.

Technology

Seven ways to become a world-class business blogger

Seven ways to become a world-class business blogger

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:00 | by Amanda Jesnoewski

Becoming a successful business blogger is a lot harder than many people think and overnight successes are rare. Social Media Week Sydney special guest Jeff Bullasshares his key learnings from five years of blood, sweat and tears, online.

Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

Monday, 22 September 2014 06:28 | by Kye White

LookSmart founder Evan Thornley says he “stuffed up” when he made sexist comments during a speech he gave at The Sunrise conference in Sydney on Friday.

Financing A Business

Cold emailing investors can be done with some success

Cold emailing investors can be done with some success

Monday, 22 September 2014 04:36 | by Bronwen Clune

When Moodswing co-founder Jake McKeon arrived in San Francisco with AngelCube, he was told you’re never going to raise money from the US, unless you’re here.

Emotions fuel Alibaba’s historic IPO

Emotions fuel Alibaba’s historic IPO

Monday, 22 September 2014 00:43 | by David Glance

The story of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has become almost as magical as the original Arabian story that gave it its name.

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