“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

Time to disrupt the male-dominated tech culture

8:11PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Cyan Ta’eed

I’m asked the same question at almost every industry event I attend: “How can I support women in technology?” And I’m usually asked by men.

 | Leadership

FactCheck: is ridesharing no safer than hitchhiking?

8:52PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Terry Goldsworthy

In Australia, as in other countries, Uber and ridesharing apps like it are now posing a threat to the market dominance of traditional options such as taxis.

 | Management

Why fear is the number one thing holding back entrepreneurs

8:35PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Nina Hendy

The fear of failure, a perceived lack of expertise and financial concerns are very real concerns felt by Australian entrepreneurs.

 | Management

Zirtual pulls plug and sacks workers with 1am email: How to avoid a similar startup fate

8:00PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A large US startup demonstrated how to abruptly disappear completely last night, and in turn showed companies how not to deal with the inherit state of flux that most startup founders are in.

 | Management

How to get more people coding 'like a girl'

8:30PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Women’s Agenda

Something very rare occurred in Melbourne last week, when an all-female panel got together to talk about coding.

 | Leadership

“Don’t be a dick”: How Vend puts its values first

8:59PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Vaughan Rowsell

What makes your company truly, honestly unique? Values are often just as important as your product.

 | Leadership  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

Vinomofo’s pet project brings in new team member

8:24PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Online wine retail startup Vinomofo has a very special furry guest in its Melbourne office.

 | Managing people

Thankyou Group’s Daniel Flynn wins emerging entrepreneur award: “I was just a kid who got an idea”

8:33PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Renee Thompson

Responding swiftly to the needs of your customers goes a long way, according to Thankyou Group founder Daniel Flynn.

 | Leadership

Innovation centre opens in Melbourne’s east

7:25PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC) in Clayton will be opening next week, and is still accepting applications for potential tenants.

 | Workspace

Enlarged fintech startup hub set to open

7:15PM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new co-working hub aiming to accelerate the development of Australian fintech startups will now be opening its doors on Monday, after pushing back its launch to accommodate for “overwhelming interest” in the space.

 | Workspace

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

7:57PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Ibrar Bhatt

Can’t remember the name of the two elements that scientist Marie Curie discovered? Or who won the 1945 UK general election? Ask Google.

 | Technology  | Managing people

How to lead, inspire and get the most out of your startup team

7:53PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

Your team is your most valuable asset and an essential element of great execution. After all, great ideas do not matter if they can’t be executed.

 | Managing people

Australia needs to let go of fear and build a startup ecosystem that nurtures 'unicorn' potential

7:04PM | Thursday, 16 July 2015 | Mark McDonald

The Australian digital economy will represent a 3.7% share of Australian GDP in 2016, but we are still well behind countries like the UK, Japan and the US.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership

Major police operation takes place at Geelong startup incubator and co-working space

7:37PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

About 15-20 police officers arrived at the Startup Cloud co-working space at about 10.30am Wednesday, and police were still at the premises in the afternoon.

 | Legal matters

Hey SydStart, looking for female conference speakers? Here are almost 50 women you could call for starters

7:42PM | Wednesday, 15 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

It’s a problem in the industry that some are starting to address, with a call to “hack” all-male panels by men giving up their seats to women.

 | Leadership

As CEO exits, Reddit finds to its cost that even unpaid workers can go on strike

7:39PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 |  Rebecca Taylor

Worker frustration and disputes that result in forms of organised industrial action such as strikes, go-slows, even sabotage, are as old as waged labour.

 | Managing people

Four ways to motivate the unmotivated

7:10PM | Tuesday, 14 July 2015 | Bri Williams

How do you get the unmotivated to do what you want them to do?

 | Managing people

SydStart’s first batch of speakers are all men, but organisers promise women are on the way

7:10PM | Monday, 13 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

SydStart announced 10 Australian and international speakers last week, and they all have one thing in common.

 | Leadership