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The EC’s case against Google is a bad application of outdated laws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

Why a robot could do your job

4:40PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Toby Walsh

Here’s a game to play over dinner. One person names a profession that they believe can’t be taken over by a machine, and another person has to make a case why it’s not so future-proof.

 | Technology  | How to hire staff

Australians dissatisfied at work, but startups are getting workplace culture right

4:38PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

The average Aussie is unmotivated while at work and would not recommend their company to friends or family, according to a survey examining the workplace attitudes of more than 3000 Australians.

 | How to hire staff

Getting in early to avoid gender stereotyping careers

4:57PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Karen Struthers

By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up. It is also at this early stage that they tend to rule out jobs that do not fit with their gender.

 | How to hire staff

Disclaimer: I can say what I want!

4:08PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

Some people believe by posting a ‘disclaimer’, they can then say what they like and are absolved of any legal liability. But is this really the case?

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

How to hire the next Steve Jobs for your business

4:01PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Cara Waters

Nolan Bushnell co-founded Atari and was the co-creator of the GPS and touch screen, but Bushnell’s other claim to fame is that he was the first person to hire Steve Jobs.

 | How to hire staff

One word of advice from Eric Ries

4:09PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Rebekah Campbell

Some years ago, I was lucky enough to hear Eric Ries speak. Here's the most important piece of advice he shared with me that day.

 | Leadership  | Mentor  | Rebekah Campbell

Agtech key to feeding the world by 2050

4:42PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Agricultural technology startups are the key to feeding the world’s booming population, according to the founder of a Brisbane-based startup specialising in helping farmers maximise their crop yields.

 | Leadership

Early-stage startups need to attract the right people if they are to succeed

4:34PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Finding your feet as an early-stage startup is all about finding the right talent and effective marketing, according to the founder of an online employment platform shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Managing people

Uber chief hits back at work safety claims: Will letting your employees use UberX find you in hot water?

4:25PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Letting your employees catch an UberX ride instead of a taxi home after a work function could breach your duty of care and could potentially open you up to criminal penalties, workplace lawyers Holding Redlich have warned.

 | Legal matters

From convicts to pirates: Australia's dubious legacy of illegal downloading

4:01PM | Monday, 13 April 2015 | Marc C-Scott

The main reasons Australians give for pirating content are cost and availability. Yet despite the many years of discussion, it still continues.

 | Legal matters  | Government and Regulation

Six effective ways to have that difficult conversation at work

4:05PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Grace McCarthy

Employees want more feedback. Gen Y employees in particular, want constant feedback. Managers however are often reluctant to give feedback if they fear that what starts as a rational conversation may degenerate into an emotional one.

 | Leadership