The danger in burning bridges

6:50PM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

While it can be tempting to say exactly what you feel and burn bridges behind you, if you are wise, you will try to end every relationship as amicably as possible.


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

Forget siestas, 'green micro-breaks' could boost work productivity

5:25PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kate Lee, Katherine Johnson, Kathryn Williams, Leisa Sargent and Nicholas Williams

Most of us know firsthand that spending time in nature can make us feel better. This isn’t just a placebo effect: decades of research show that seeing vegetation, water, light, and animals is linked with many psychological benefits.

 | Managing people

Serial entrepreneur Susan Wu’s four tips to be a better founder

5:44PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Being the best possible founder comes down to having strong skills in one or two areas and mitigating your weaknesses by hiring the right people, according to the head of Stripe for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Wu.

 | Leadership

Six pieces of no nonsense advice from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter

5:55PM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Selling a startup for $373 million despite not finishing high school was all due to having a strong passion for business, according to investor and Shark Tank star Steve Baxter.

 | Leadership

Television is changing, and viewer metrics need to change with it

5:45PM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | Marc C-Scott

The opening months of this year saw the first rumblings of a seismic shift in the Australian television market, with the introduction of three video-on-demand (VoD) subscription services: Stan; Presto; and Netflix.

 | Management

Deals.com.au pays $2 million in legal dispute: "We could f-ck you over if we wanted"

5:27PM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | Cara Waters

The founders of Deals.com.au, owned by AussieCommerce, have settled a legal dispute with a former employee who made accusations of misleading and deceptive conduct.

 | Legal matters

Four tips to improve your company culture

5:09PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Jonathan Lui

The best kind of employee is one that goes that extra step to seek you out; even if that means hijacking your company Christmas party.

 | Managing people

RealAs receives second defamation threat as Shark Tank judge's company disputes claims

5:48PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Kirsten Robb

RealAs has received a second defamation threat over the property startup’s claims it can show which agents are inaccurately quoting house prices.

 | Legal matters

Aussie VCs to standardise their legal documents to make it easier and cheaper for startups to access seed capital

5:33PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Several Australian venture capital funds have come together to standardise their legal documents and make them publicly available in order to make it easier for startups to access early-stage funding.

 | Legal matters  | Venture Capital

Sydney co-working space COMMUNE expanding

5:34PM | Monday, 11 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney co-working space is turning to crowdfunding to help fuel its expansion and meet the growing demand for collaborative working environments.

 | Workspace

How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage'

5:03PM | Thursday, 7 May 2015 | Michael Cowling and Cris Brack

The idea that teachers should teach and students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students.

 | Management

CeBIT Australia starts: Guy Kawasaki tells Australia’s startups to stay positive

5:59PM | Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | StartupSmart

Ignore the naysayers was former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki’s message to entrepreneurs at the opening of CeBIT Australia.

 | Leadership

US worker creates fake Airbnb website to land her dream job

4:12PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

A woman working in Silicon Valley has taken an unusual step to land her dream marketing role with accommodation site Airbnb—creating a fake version of the accommodation website with her resume details.

 | How to hire staff

Listen to customers but don’t chase your own tail, says Xero exec

4:37PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tweaking your product and improving the customer experience all comes down to keeping an ear close to the ground while executing a larger vision, according to the Australian manager of cloud accounting platform Xero.

 | Leadership

Australia needs to embrace startups or get left behind: 2015 Crossroads report

4:17PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia has been given a direct warning in the latest StartupAus report: embrace startups or be left behind by the rest of the world.

 | Management  | Government and Regulation

The EC’s case against Google is a bad application of outdated laws

4:55PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | David Glance

Law and trade policy operate on timescales that are always going to significantly lag technological change.

 | Legal matters

How much will Australia's Dallas Buyers Club pirates have to pay?

4:49PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Marc C-Scott

Nearly 5000 Australians are expected to receive letters in the near future asking them some pointed questions about their online downloading habits, specifically relating to the film Dallas Buyers Club.

 | Legal matters