12:00AM | Monday, 2 December 2013 | By Taskmaster From Christopher Skase's Qintex to Bond Corporation and from Mayne Nickless to Pacific Dunlop, diversified companies have been a disaster. Your grandfather was wrong to warn you not to put all your eggs in one basket!
11:11PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | By Taskmaster Business is inherently stressful: The greater the risks, rewards, opportunities and costs, the higher the pressure. It's important to contain yourself.
11:28PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 | By Taskmaster By the carload, residents from the sprawling metropolis in the flatlands are making their annual summer pilgrimages up the highway towards the hills. And in a small town in Parts Unknown, the locals are working on their customer service.
11:00AM | Wednesday, 27 November 2013 | By Taskmaster Are you outsourcing your non-core tasks? If not, there’s a really good business reason why you should.
11:00AM | Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | By Taskmaster Are you thinking of doing a promotion? It’s time to think through your discount strategy.
11:11PM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | By Taskmaster The Parts Unknown traders’ association has gotten together with the local shire council to organise a local community festival. Here's why your town should do likewise.
11:20PM | Friday, 22 November 2013 | By Taskmaster Recently, your humble correspondent read about a PR disaster at consumer electronics giant LG. Here’s a key business lesson from the saga.
11:16PM | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas One of the great new features in Android 4.4 KitKat is how easy it is to print a document on a wireless printer. If you have an ePrint-compatible HP printer, here’s how to set it up.
11:23PM | Monday, 18 November 2013 | By Taskmaster Now, as long time readers will know, your humble correspondent is no fan of paper-folding, time-wasting government bureaucrats. Well, if you’re in the fast food industry, they could soon be knocking on your door.
11:51PM | Friday, 15 November 2013 | By Taskmaster You’re passionate about your business – and so you should be. But there are limits to how much you should talk about it while in polite company.