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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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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.

Sydney, Australia’s startup capital? Melbourne responds

Sydney, Australia’s startup capital? Melbourne responds

Thursday, 4 September 2014 04:57 | by Scott Handsaker

Australia doesn't need a startup capital, and certainly not one that operates at the expense of other communities that are popping up around the nation.

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

Victorian taxi commissioner secures Uber cooperation

Victorian taxi commissioner secures Uber cooperation

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 05:20 | by David Donaldson

Disruptive innovation is one of the greatest challenges for any regulator. Uber and the Victorian Taxi Services Commission are talking at last, but what next for other states?

The consumer market is the real opportunity says App.io

The consumer market is the real opportunity says App.io

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 05:00 | by Bronwen Clune

Sitting at The Creamery,“deal central for techies”, in San Francisco’s tech heart Soma, App.io’s CEO Diesel Laws feels the decision to leave Melbourne was the right one.

Financing A Business

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 05:11 | by Kirsten Robb

Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.

Beautiful growth figures lead to $3 million investment for bellabox

Beautiful growth figures lead to $3 million investment for bellabox

Monday, 15 September 2014 05:36 | by Kye White

A growing and engaged database of subscribers is what led to Allure Media investing $3 million in beauty subscription service startup bellabox, according to co-founder and chief executive officer Sarah Hamilton.

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