Why every child deserves the chance to learn how to code – even if they don’t go on to become developers

7:41PM | Thursday, 9 July 2015 | Kye White

Every Australian student deserves the opportunity to learn how to code, according to CodeCamp co-founder Ben Levi.


Hacking Age to tackle Australia’s ageing population

7:35PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Software engineers and medical experts will come together on Friday in order to tackle some of the biggest issues facing Australia’s ageing population.

 | Leadership

Inside the tech industry: Women tell what it’s really like

7:13PM | Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Brad Howarth

Where the heck are the women in tech? Technology businesses are realising belatedly the limitations of a male-dominated workforce.

 | Leadership

Why the best salespeople are negotiators

7:50PM | Friday, 3 July 2015 | Trent Leyshan

There are many aspects to a sales role. But, there is one area that is critical to all sales or customer engagement processes: negotiation skills.

 | Leadership

Science funding should go to people, not projects

6:20PM | Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Merlin Crossley

Prominent American biologist Ronald Germain, has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal, Cell.

 | Leadership

Startups should now start thinking about drawing up employee share schemes

6:21PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Kye White

Startups should now start framing a philosophy around how they want to reward their employees when building employee share schemes

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Leadership  | How to start a...

Software company promises employees holiday bonus of almost $10,000 – if they resist these little temptations

6:26PM | Friday, 26 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The chief executive of a software company in the United States is giving his staff $US7500 when they go on holiday – but there’s a catch.

 | Managing people

Perks or pay? What workers want

6:32PM | Monday, 22 June 2015 | Georgia Dent

Google is famous for many reasons, chief among which is the suite of benefits it offers its employees. But is it enough?

 | Leadership

Contractors or employees? Californian ruling shows how Uber and other startups tread a thin line

6:52PM | Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Californian employer watchdog has determined that an Uber driver should be classified as an employee, not an independent contractor, and therefore entitled to reimbursements.

 | Legal matters

When to hire a new CEO: Learning from the examples of Twitter and Bigcommerce

6:23PM | Wednesday, 17 June 2015 | Ron Pragides

During the past week, both Twitter and Bigcommerce announced CEO transitions. What does this mean?

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

OgilvyVentures launches, hopes to launch four or five new startups this year

6:44PM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

One of Australia’s largest marketing firms is launching a commercialisation arm in a bid to nurture new tech startups and technology ventures to diversify its revenue base.

 | Leadership

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.

 | Leadership

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