Former PM Julia Gillard on STEM, diversity, and how dragons and sharks encourage Aussies to be entrepreneurs

8:34PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Making entrepreneurship more visible and embracing it as a part of Australian culture, will encourage the next generation of Australian innovators, according to former prime minister Julia Gillard


The 'green-tech' future is a flawed vision of sustainability

8:20PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Samuel Alexander

Many of us harbour a vision whereby technology solves the world's most pressing environmental problems, but could this idea drive even greater damage?

 | Leadership

Access code: Google’s secret hiring process put programmers through their paces

8:33AM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Kye White

Google has a secret hiring process that targets potential employees before they’ve even thought to apply for a job with the tech giant.

 | How to hire staff

Three reasons why you should stop unfavourably comparing your business to others

8:31PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Every now and again in business we can find ourselves obsessing over achievements - but not our achievements, someone else's - and their success always seems to be greater than ours.

 | Leadership

How to find the right co-founder

8:19PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Mark McDonald

Starting a business with a co-founder makes a lot of sense, but finding the right people can be hard.

 | Managing people

Far from bust: five ways MOOCs are helping people get on in life

8:04PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Lisa Harris

Massive Open Online Courses were expected to herald the end of higher education as we knew it when they began.

 | Management

Lateral thinking helps bring women into tech sector

8:51PM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

While Australian women are underrepresented in STEM fields, that isn’t stopping women from excelling in tech startups.

 | Leadership

Understanding the Amazonian workplace – it's the law of the jungle

8:04PM | Monday, 24 August 2015 |  Martin Parker

We have corporations with huge influence which do bad things, we are well aware of it and yet we continue to let it happen. Why?

 | Leadership

How tech giants stack up in the diversity stakes

8:41AM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

There’s been a growing trend for large tech companies to release diversity figures and, invariably, an accompanying pledge to do better, with the likes of Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Facebook leading the way.

 | Leadership

Spotify says sorry over privacy ‘confusion’

8:30AM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

In a blog post titled “SORRY.” Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has addressed the “confusion” caused by last week’s new privacy policy and clarified what data the music streaming app will and won’t access.

 | Legal matters

“Young and self-absorbed”: Startups replacing missing mothers, Ben Hammersley says

8:11PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Kye White

Not enough entrepreneurs are creating solutions for people who aren’t young and single, according to futurist Ben Hammersley.

 | Leadership

Murderer slipped through Uber background checks, lawyers say

8:43AM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Background checks failed to detect multiple Uber drivers with criminal convictions, including a convicted murderer, prosecutors in California claim.

 | Legal matters

Hockey's IP inquiry another opportunity likely to be missed

8:26PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 |  Bruce Baer Arnold

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of Australia’s intellectual property regime.

 | Leadership

Elon Musk’s Brave New World: it worked for Henry Ford; why not Tesla?

8:04PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | W Rocky Newman

The share price of Tesla Motors shot up this week after a financial analyst said that the electric vehicle maker is “uniquely positioned to dominate” the auto industry.

 | Leadership

Protecting the rights of the digital workforce in the 'gig' economy

8:10PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Joseph G. Davis,

Spurred by advances in digital technology, an on-demand workforce has been growing steadily for well over a decade, creating a new “gig” economy.

 | Managing people

“That’s not the Amazon I know”: Jeff Bezos says company has culture of caring

8:26AM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has responded to the New York Times’ highly critical piece on the company’s workplace conditions and culture.

 | Managing people

Judge blocks Voltage Pictures from sending "dead cats" to Dallas Buyers Club downloaders

8:10PM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | David Glance

In a spectacular setback for Voltage Pictures and Dallas Buyers Club LLC, Justice Nye Perram today denied them permission to send letters to people they were accusing of having downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club illegaly.

 | Legal matters

Copyright holders have Periscope in their sights

8:49AM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Twitter’s live streaming app Periscope is under increasing threat from copyright holders, with takedown notices becoming more common since its launch.

 | Legal matters

“Workers cry at their desks”: Survival of the fittest in the Amazon jungle

8:31AM | Monday, 17 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The New York Times published an expansive, highly critical article about the working conditions and culture in Amazon over the weekend.

 | Managing people

“There’s a lot more work to be done”: Apple releases diversity report

8:37PM | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Apple CEO Tim Cook says “there is a lot more work to be done” after the company released its diversity report for this year.

 | Leadership