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Five things every CEO should focus on daily

9:49PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Alex Parsons

The role of company chief executive brings with it all sorts of challenges, from dealing with the nitty gritty of making decisions daily to formulating strategies to take your company forward.

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Envato becomes the first Australian startup to release its diversity figures, encourages others to do the same

9:33PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Envato has become the first Australian tech startup to release comprehensive workforce diversity figures.

 | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Stop underselling your biggest point of difference

9:04PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

If you are like most business owners, your biggest point of difference comes not from what you do or even how you do it, it comes from what you know.

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Former Netflix chief talent officer joins Bigcommerce as adviser

8:56PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | StartupSmart

In a bid to solidify company culture, Bigcommerce has announced that Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, has joined the company’s board of advisers.

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Airbnb appoints country manager for Australia and New Zealand

8:04PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | StartupSmart

Airbnb has announced the appointment of Sam McDonagh as country manager for Australia and New Zealand, in a move to boost local awareness of the accommodation company.

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Why startups are going to change the world

8:03PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 | StartupSmart

With their culture of focus, innovation and cooperation, the next generation of startups is going to change the world in ways that might be hard to imagine.

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Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked

8:00PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Charis Palmer

Crowdsourcing competitions, popular with companies seeking to tap into groups of knowledge, are often diminished by malicious behaviour, according to a new study.

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Upcoming event encourages the next generation of female tech leaders

8:19PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Go Girl Go for IT, a free upcoming event for high school girls from years 8 to 11 organised by the Victorian ICT for Women Network, aims to encourage girls to consider a career in the tech industry.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Business advice and education

Startup leaders respond with caution to possible ESOP changes

8:39PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian startup industry leaders react to the federal government’s indication that it will move to relax tax arrangements around employee share programs.

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Novelty app Yo! accuses Aussie nanosocial API of copyright infringement

8:03PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Novelty nanosocial app Yo! has allegedly accused Australian-based push notification API Oi! of copyright infringement.

 | Legal matters  | Technology

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

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Tin Alley beta winter internships set to begin for 2014

7:40PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Tin Alley beta program has finished the selection process for its winter internship program, with benefits anticipated both for students and the startups they’ll work for.

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Can you trademark a store design? Apple wins the right in Europe

7:39PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Cara Waters

Apple has won the right to trademark its flagship store design in Europe in a landmark ruling.

 | Growth  | Legal matters

To backup or not to backup – there really is no question

6:21PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You’re not backing up your website, emails or documents? Fail.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

The man who couldn’t cook

6:45PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“I don’t know how to cook,” admitted the man sitting on a stool at the front bar of The Commercial Hotel in Parts Unknown.

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Google’s not the only tech company with a diversity problem: LinkedIn says “we have some work to do”

6:02PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Social networking platform LinkedIn is the latest technology company to disclose statistics about the diversity of its workplace, and admit it has work to do.

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Best of the Web: Office introverts, Cantor’s Silicon Valley friends, and #weirdtwitter

6:51AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

An office for introverts: When workplaces started adopting open plan offices in the 1960s, it was hoped scrapping employee cubicles would foster collaboration and make teams more efficient. But as Olga Khazan writes in The Atlantic, sharing your work space with others can be traumatic, especially for the introverts among us.

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Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

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Kids these days: Why Gen Y workers are really leaving your business

5:10PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Taskmaster

Recently, some business owners have begun fretting over why their Gen Y employees are leaving their business. Here’s the real reason why the Y’s are going.

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Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

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