While recently conducting some due diligence on a business opportunity, I drew on skills I learnt as an auditor at KPMG. It got me thinking about the ways in which past experiences become valuable when you start a business.
You’ve probably heard about entrepreneurs who build multi-billion dollar business empires on the computer in their parents’ garage. Well, for those of us who aren’t billionaires by grade four, there’s still hope.
Creativity is important in any business. However, it’s essential for you to treat innovation as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.
You will never earn a martial arts black belt by studying a textbook. Similarly, if you want to be a start-up sensei, it’s time to start fighting against your competitors to win customers in the free market.
It's important to prepare yourself emotionally before you start a business. Failing to do so can have lasting psychological consequences.
A recent talk by News Limited chief executive Kim Williams presented some important truths about where we stand in a rapidly changing digital landscape. BY JASON ROSE.
A recent side project has meant dealing with risk management. It turns out there’s a 78.342% probability that risk models say more about human nature than you might, at first, imagine. BY JASON ROSE.
In many industries, the status quo makes no sense. However, instigating change can be tough, as the collapse of electric car innovator Better Place shows. BY JASON ROSE.
Telstra recently announced it is launching a new app business modelled on Silicon Valley start-ups. But can you really fake being a start-up? BY JASON ROSE.
The chequered flag has dropped on a new year. So it’s time to reflect on some lessons from racing legend Alain Prost and high school about handling the 12-month race ahead. BY JASON ROSE.
Summertime is here. If you want to come back full of new ideas for 2013, you could do worse than read a few good books by the beach. BY JASON ROSE.
Have you spent any time reflecting on the business lessons of the past year? If not, you're missing a valuable learning opportunity. BY JASON ROSE.
From Richard Branson to Steve Jobs, there are countless biographies on great entrepreneurs. In these biographies, there’s one trait that often seems to get emphasised. BY JASON ROSE.
You might hold ambitions of building a global empire like Howard Schultz or Rupert Murdoch. However, there’s something you need to do first. BY JASON ROSE.
When you launch a business, it can be easy to get carried away with the possible returns on your investment. However, there is another factor that you must consider. BY JASON ROSE.
A couple of years ago, I had a job writing gags for a breakfast radio show. Along the way, I learnt an invaluable lesson that has helped me as an entrepreneur. BY JASON ROSE.
It can be beneficial to learn how successful people got to be where they are today. However, you should be careful of succumbing to idol worship. BY JASON ROSE.
A visit to a surgeon made me think about the differences between doctors and entrepreneurs. While medicine might be a better guarantee of financial success, an entrepreneur’s life is far more exciting. BY JASON ROSE.
Howzat! Kerry Packer managed to clean bowl the cricket establishment with his belief in the one-day cricket product. BY JASON ROSE.
Many economists have wrongly predicted doom when looking at the economic past. But it is us, as start-up entrepreneurs, who shape the economic future. BY JASON ROSE.