How to deal with conflicting startup advice

12:45PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs are faced with a wealth of advice these days from websites, videos, conferences, hackathons and even their own peers.


'Haters gonna hate' is no consolation for online moderators

12:24PM | Monday, 8 December 2014 | Jennifer Beckett

What of online message board moderators – the often nameless and invisible people trying to police the flow of abusive, and often very offensive, material?

 | Management

Get two of these three things right and you’ve got a successful startup: 500 startups’ Dave McClure

12:12PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Kye White

Come up with something people want, get them to pay for it while you make a profit, and figure out how to scale.

 | 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

How to keep connected to a workforce on the move?

12:36PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Julie Bray

Post global financial crisis, companies are moving from a recession mindset to a growth mindset according to Jeff Schwartz, principal of Deloitte Consulting.

 | Managing people

NICTA chief Hugh Durrant-Whyte resigns after bust-up with board over funding and governance

12:18PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

National ICT Australia chief executive officer professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has resigned.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

Atlassian on the hunt for best tech talent

12:15PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | Kye White

Atlassian is searching Australia for the nation’s best tech talent, as it looks to fill 150 Sydney-based mainly tech vacancies over the next six months.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

The EU's obsession with Google shows how little it understands the digital economy

12:09PM | Monday, 1 December 2014 | David Glance

The EU’s lack of understanding of the digital economy is evident from the language they have used in their recommendations on the single digital market.

 | Legal matters  | Government and Regulation

“Say no to sausagefests”, Mark Pesce calls on his male tech colleagues

11:48PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian technology inventor Mark Pesce is calling on his male colleagues to join him in boycotting panels that don’t attempt to provide some gender balance.

 | Leadership

Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

11:42PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Being grateful to your work colleagues is the “secret weapon” for happiness in the workplace and can help employees shrug off the dissatisfaction associated with a constant routine, according to Google’s HR manager.

 | Leadership

Have a successful product and don’t be an asshole: Justin Kan’s advice for founders

11:43PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

Assholes beware, you don’t have to be “win at all costs” to run a successful startup, according to Twitch founder and YCombinator partner Justin Kan.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

New research project to quantify the impact of refugee entrepreneurs in Australia

11:49PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

The first research project into refugee entrepreneurs has secured $20,000 in funding from the Australian Research Council.

 | Leadership  | Government and Regulation

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

Sydney startup to make it easier for employers to hire by referral

11:03PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A New South Wales startup is looking to improve the way businesses hire employees by allowing users to tap into their networks quickly and easily to fill a job vacancy.

 | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Mental health issues still prevalent in the workplace: how can startups tackle the stigma?

11:41PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Research released this week by the Diversity Council of Australia has found the stigma surrounding mental health is still prevalent in the workplace, despite many employers taking steps to tackle the issue head-on.

 | Managing people

Silicon Valley interns reportedly earning up to $US10,000 a month

11:56PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Silicon Valley interns are allegedly being paid anything from $US6000 ($A7000) to $US10,400, with additional stipends for housing costs.

 | Managing people

Move over right to be forgotten: Google is in for a new battle

11:26PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Forget the ‘right to be forgotten’ rule – there’s a new legal case that is set to give Google nightmares.

 | Legal matters  | Vanessa Emilio

New co-working space connects established entrepreneurs and business people

11:19PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new co-working space aimed at established entrepreneurs as well as international and domestic business travellers has opened its doors in Sydney.

 | Workspace

Four startup lessons and other (not so trivial) bits of wisdom

11:53PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Robert Krigsman

We moved our boutique advisory practice to Melbourne’s CBD in July this year. Here are four essential observations from the experience.

 | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Robert Krigsman

Young entrepreneurs take on Silicon Valley through Startup Catalyst program

11:03PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Twenty young Australians have landed in Silicon Valley as part of a program designed to raise the next generation of skilled entrepreneurs.

 | Leadership