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How to lead, inspire and get the most out of your startup team

7:53PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

Your team is your most valuable asset and an essential element of great execution. After all, great ideas do not matter if they can’t be executed.

Managing people

Australia needs to let go of fear and build a startup ecosystem that nurtures 'unicorn' potential

7:04PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

The Australian digital economy will represent a 3.7% share of Australian GDP in 2016, but we are still well behind countries like the UK, Japan and the US.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership

As CEO exits, Reddit finds to its cost that even unpaid workers can go on strike

7:39PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 |  Rebecca Taylor

Worker frustration and disputes that result in forms of organised industrial action such as strikes, go-slows, even sabotage, are as old as waged labour.

 | Managing people

Hacking Age to tackle Australia’s ageing population

7:35PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Software engineers and medical experts will come together on Friday in order to tackle some of the biggest issues facing Australia’s ageing population.

 | Leadership

Contractors or employees? Californian ruling shows how Uber and other startups tread a thin line

6:52PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Californian employer watchdog has determined that an Uber driver should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor, and therefore entitled to reimbursements.

 | Legal matters

When to hire a new CEO: Learning from the examples of Twitter and Bigcommerce

6:23PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | Ron Pragides

During the past week, both Twitter and Bigcommerce announced CEO transitions. What does this mean?

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Digital technology is now 5% of Australia’s GDP, but IT graduate numbers still falling short

6:06AM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Digital technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Australian economy but the number of graduates with STEM skills is not keeping up with demand.

 | Tax  | Technology  | IT  | Leadership

Bigcommerce snaps up former PayPal executive to lead the company’s expansion plans

6:10PM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based e-commerce platform Bigcommerce has snapped up a former PayPal executive to oversee the company’s ambitious product expansion plans.

 | Leadership  | Management

AngelCube co-founder Adrian Stone says move to Melbourne and get $10,000 for 2% equity

6:41PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

The co-founder of AngelCube, Adrian Stone, is challenging 10 startups to relocate to Melbourne, and he’ll give them $10,000 for 2% equity to do it.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Innovation  | Leadership

Advice or binding direction: What is the difference between an advisory board and a board of directors?

2:16PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Ursula Hogben

It is crucial to know the difference between directors and advisory board members, including the risks, duties and liabilities of each role.

 | Legal matters  | Management  | Mentor  | Ursula Hogben

Hiring the right staff comes down to vision and fit

2:15PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bringing on board talented individuals who are a good cultural fit all comes down to sharing your company’s vision, according to two Aussie entrepreneurs who have founded fast-growing startups.

 | How to hire staff

OneShift’s Gen George at SouthStart: Effective partnerships key to growing a startup

2:15PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Building a two-sided marketplace is hard work but the key to scaling is forming partnerships and effective marketing, according to the founder of job matching platform OneShift.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | Management

Apple's success comes from giving us a sense of making progress

2:11PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | David Glance

Although the drivers behind Apple’s success include those that are specific to the brand, it is what the phone means in terms of social- and self-identity that determines the difference between buying a Samsung phone and an Apple one.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Leadership  | Management

When should a startup protect its intellectual property?

1:43PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Lachlan McKnight

Everyone knows getting legal issues sorted can be expensive, but if you’re a startup your IP is likely to be your most valuable asset. Working out how, and when, to protect it can be difficult.

 | Legal matters

Mentoring program aims to get Victorian sports tech industry into the big leagues

1:46PM | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | StartupSmart

The ASTN has launched a new mentoring and connecting program to help Victorian sports manufacturing, product and design companies tackle the global sports consumer market.

 | Leadership

Flopportunity: Why failure is an opportunity

1:13PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Kunal Kalro

Don’t let the startup mantras and hashtags fool you. Failure is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and psychologically frustrating.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Facebook and Google have a moral duty to stop online abuse

12:16AM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Nicolas Suzor and Suzannah Wood

It’s the stuff of nightmares: your intimate images are leaked and posted online by somebody you thought you could trust. But in Australia, victims often have no real legal remedy for this kind of abuse.

 | Leadership

US entrepreneurship program 3 Day Startup sets its sights on Australia

12:58PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Kye White

Entrepreneurship program 3 Day Startup could be coming to Australia to educate high school and university students about entrepreneurship, encouraging them to create their own startups.

 | Leadership

"What you can't measure you can't manage": Empathy the key to more diversity in tech

12:20AM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Being empathetic and creating allies is key to improving gender diversity in tech.

 | Leadership

Will Google’s nightmares never end?

12:49PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Last week, Google was hit with the commencement of a new legal battle in the UK which proposed to extend its liability for enabling defamation and not doing enough to remove the offending material.

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio
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