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How to ignite great ideas – 1939 style

1:54PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Oliver Milman

In this week’s reads, a methodical process for sparking ideas. Plus good social media habits, busting stress and the desks of successful people.

Why one entrepreneur cycled 160km to meet his first customer

12:26PM | Thursday, 20 December 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week’s best reads include an extraordinary example of customer service, Bond villain business plans and business lessons Gangnam Style.

Australia’s best Facebook-using businesses revealed

11:30PM | Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, we examine Australia’s best Facebook users. We also look at honest feedback, the best countries to do business in and Bob Dylan songs.

The secrets behind the best restaurant in the world

9:28PM | Thursday, 27 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, we examine the world’s most successful restaurant. We also look at the future of smartphones, hiring untrained salespeople and where old logos go to die.

Are smartphones making us dumb?

9:23PM | Thursday, 13 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, is your smartphone making you dumb? We also examine a key customer service lesson: Don't sell someone a dishwasher with a snake inside.

Testing the iPhone 5’s entrepreneurial charms

9:19PM | Thursday, 6 September 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, we look at the iPhone 5. We also examine company culture, winning speeches, Kickstarter horror stories and business advice from Kim Kardashian.

Nine leading businesses that started in college

8:46PM | Thursday, 2 August 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this week's best of the web, we look at nine top businesses launched in college. There's also Olympic social media lessons, secrets of athlete success, clichés to avoid and the great mumpreneur debate.

The Olympic haves and have-nots

7:04PM | Thursday, 26 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

In this Olympic Weekend Reads, a look at how much your favourite athlete is worth. Plus the CEO who’s moonlighting as a maître d’, as well as why Sesame Street doesn’t have a Mickey Mouse social media strategy.

How a start-up got $1 million from Richard Branson via Twitter

7:51PM | Thursday, 12 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week, we examine two young entrepreneurs who managed to score $US1 million from Richard Branson. We also look at impressing investors, verboten words, inspiration, and creating buzz.

Meet the CEO who hires entrepreneurs, not employees

7:07PM | Thursday, 5 July 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week, we examine how Naveen Jain hires entrepreneurs and rewards innovators. We also look at how to socially optimise websites, uncover seven email sins and show Warren Buffett singing with Jon Bon Jovi.

Google reveals its top 10 SEO tips

6:01PM | Thursday, 28 June 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week's best of the web covers Google’s Nexus 7, six must have gadgets, SEO tips and mistakes, as well as some dream executive perks.

Stephen Fry’s start-up Pushnote folds

6:51PM | Thursday, 21 June 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week's best of the web includes what went wrong with Stephen Fry’s start-up, some tips to improve your networking and four ways to regain your entrepreneurial mojo.

Sir Richard Branson on how to overcome a fear of public speaking

6:40PM | Thursday, 14 June 2012 | Oliver Milman

This weekend's reads include advice on overcoming your fear of public speaking, approaching a big meeting and creating compelling YouTube clips.

Keeping your entrepreneurial ego in check

5:22PM | Thursday, 10 May 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week's best of the web includes 25 signs that you're a business megalomaniac, some top public speaking tips and the 10 people who are really behind Facebook's success.

Paying the Facebook ad premium

4:59PM | Thursday, 19 April 2012 | Oliver Milman

While company Facebook pages are now the norm for even the moderately web-savvy business, there are question marks over the value of buying ad space on the social media platform.

Start-up culture lessons for Goldman Sachs

3:12PM | Thursday, 15 March 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week's best of the web includes reasons why start-ups have a better culture than Goldman Sachs, grumbles about the new iPad and five tips to switch from office staffer to entrepreneur.

The Smoffice

3:52PM | Thursday, 1 March 2012 | Oliver Milman

Imagine walking down the street and seeing a start-up entrepreneur working away in a glass-encased box, like some sort of spread sheet-toting version of illusionist David Blaine.

Valentine’s Day Pty. Ltd.

2:09PM | Thursday, 16 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week's best of the web includes a breakdown of the vast consumer spending around Valentine's Day, a beginner's guide to Pinterest and three ways to pivot your business.

The billionaire advice service

2:15PM | Thursday, 9 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

While billionaires are regularly the subject of public lambasting over their tax affairs, for many start-ups, they are nothing but generous.

Facebook’s $5 billion “social mission”

2:01PM | Thursday, 2 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

This week’s best of the web round-up looks at Facebook's IPO, 10 tips to make your kids into entrepreneurs and some unlikely business lessons from a crime boss.

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