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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

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.

YouTube to splash millions on its stars

YouTube to splash millions on its stars

Friday, 19 September 2014 04:51 | by Kye White

YouTube is planning to spend millions of dollars on some of the platform’s biggest stars, in deals intended to create high quality content for the site, Re/code reports.

Financing A Business

Regulation hold-ups put Australia at risk of falling behind in the equity crowdfunding stakes

Regulation hold-ups put Australia at risk of falling behind in the equity crowdfunding stakes

Thursday, 18 September 2014 05:35 | by Kye White

Australia is at risk of becoming one of the last developed markets in the world to act in support of equity crowdfunding, according to the founder of equity crowdfunding platform Equitise, Chris Gilbert.

CoinJar pioneers Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card

CoinJar pioneers Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 22:12 | by Kye White

Leading Australian bitcoin startup CoinJar has begun trialling Australia’s first bitcoin EFTPOS card, which co-founder and chief executive officer Asher Tan says is a “huge step” for adoption of the cryptocurrency in Australia.

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