What Atlassian did when they realised they’d hired an “arsehole”

11:50PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Kye White

When Scott Farquhar learned that Atlassian had hired somebody who was difficult the company co-founder had a simple response.

Managing people

Three traits of teams that endure to win the big races

11:38PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Pollyanna Lenkic

Melbourne is gearing up for the race that stops the nation and it provides a good opportunity to look at what it takes to be part of a winning team - on the racetrack or in business.

 | Managing people

How the Swedish Chef, Final Fantasy and football help kids get into coding

10:42PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Grok Learning co-founder Nicky Ringland didn’t get the opportunity to learn coding in school.

 | Leadership

Do tech accelerators have a sexism problem?

10:23AM | Monday, 26 October 2015 | Maura McAdam

You only need to take a quick look at any accelerator participant list to see that women lack status, visibility and voice within these programmes

 | Leadership

Facebook launches initiative to help improve diversity in tech

10:27AM | Thursday, 22 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Facebook has been one of many giant tech companies to release its internal diversity figures and pledge to do better, and now it has announced an initiative aiming to tackle this issue across the entire tech world.

 | Leadership

Six things every leader needs to know about dealing with mental health issues at work

10:16PM | Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Karen Gately

If you are a leader of people, chances are at some point in your career you will manage someone battling mental illness, whether you know it or not.

 | Management

The top three reasons why your staff are leaving and what you can do about it

10:24PM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Broede Carmody

The majority of Australians who leave their jobs do so because they are unsatisfied with management.

 | Managing people

Policy Hack is just the start, Wyatt Roy says

10:09PM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Saturday’s Policy Hack proves that new and innovative ways of policy creation can work, Wyatt Roy says.

 | Leadership

Lemonade Stand Day: Policy Hack winner’s pithy plan to introduce entrepreneurship to schools

10:57PM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

An education initiative aiming to instil a culture of entrepreneurialism in young Australians has been crowned the best idea at Wyatt Roy’s inaugural Policy Hack.

 | Leadership

Wyatt Roy a good audience for female founder ‘rock stars’

10:14PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Giving female founders a platform from which to be heard, and in turn inspire, is important in helping address the gender gap in tech, Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy says.

 | Leadership

Queensland makes coding and robotics compulsory in schools

10:29PM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Queensland has set a “tremendous example” for the rest of Australia by making coding and robotics compulsory in schools from prep to Year 10.

 | Leadership

Why we need more diversity in technology

10:00PM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Kate Morris

It hasn’t been an easy ride for Australian startups in recent years. We're losing talent to overseas markets, and we are still failing to properly employ women in areas of technology.

 | Leadership

Uber vs inspectors, it’s a win by a block-out

10:32AM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Queensland government has been “thwarted” in its attempts to fine Uber drivers because its inspectors are continually being blocked from the ride-sharing app.

 | Legal matters

Some longer term policy ideas after jump-starting startup nation

10:54PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

StartupAUS put forward three policy proposals to quickly boost innovation in Australia this week, but founders and investors also have ideas for longer-term changes.

 | Leadership

Startup sector pushes big three reforms

10:26PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders and investors have welcomed the first policy recommendations put to the government by StartupAUS.

 | Leadership

Wyatt Roy and BlueChilli’s Policy Hack is a great concept poorly executed

10:18PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Craig Thomler

Next weekend Wyatt Roy and startup accelerator Blue Chilli host a Policy Hack designed to disrupt the public service but the event looks badly flawed.

 | Leadership

“Walking the walk” – Julie Bishop visits Aussie entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

10:20PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has met with a group of Australian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley to discuss the various challenges and opportunities that surround the startup ecosystem.

 | Leadership

Parting is such tweet sorrow: Twitter’s new CEO Jack Dorsey to slash headcount

10:23AM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

New Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is wasting no time in his new role, with large layoffs expected this week and a halt in plans to expand the company’s headquarters.

 | Leadership

Different plane: Would-be Amazon competitor Jet pivots less than three months after launch

10:27PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Kye White

Jet, the high-profile startup touted to be Amazon’s next big competitor, has pivoted, just three months after launch.

 | Management

How to hire a good growth hacker for your startup

10:14PM | Friday, 9 October 2015 | Mark McDonald

Once your startup takes off, one of the big challenges you’re going to face is finding talented employees capable of driving its growth.

 | How to hire staff