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Is another tech wreck coming? Some insights from Netslaves author Bill Lessard

4:59PM | Monday, 14 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s tech boom, author and web pioneer Bill Lessard documented the worst excesses of the web. With some commentators predicting another tech wreck, Lessard shares some critical lessons from the golden age of Silicon Valley.

Switch off from your startup this May

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Dr Elise Bialylew

From the outside, meditation can look like a whole lot of nothing, but you only need to try it for a few minutes to realise just how challenging it can be to develop our attention and sharpen our focus.

Why I stepped aside as CEO of my 10-year-old tech business after we took investment

4:25AM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Rose Powell

It took 10 years of running his email startup as a lifestyle business before Ben Duncan decided he was ready take his business to the next level, raising millions in external capital and replacing himself as CEO.

A moral dilemma

4:28PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | Taskmaster

In business, it feels natural to reward success and competence while weeding out failure. Given this, here’s a moral dilemma you might want to think about.

Junior Engineers get inspiration from Israel’s startup economy

3:44PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Migrating to another country often identifies cultural differences that can create great opportunities. This was the case for Ron Ofir, when he arrived from Israel with a young family.

Time to embrace being a f-ck up and focus on mental health in startups

3:00AM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Mental health is the black dog in the room when it comes to the startup community, says entrepreneur and Think Act Change founder Avis Mulhall.

Drink to your startup success: A toast to some champagne business ideas

3:19PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Taskmaster

There’s nothing your loyal correspondent enjoys more than a good awards show. You see, this week Old Taskmaster made an appearance, incognito, at the StartupSmart awards.

When net promoter scores turn absurd

3:00AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Every few years, a new management trend sweeps through MBA land. A recent example has been “net promoter scores”.

How to improve gender diversity in the workplace: Six lessons from Chief Executive Women and Male Champions of Change

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Top-tier male and female business leaders are pushing for organisations to do more to support gender diversity in the workplace, urging leaders to set an example from the top down.

Quick tips for facilitating growth online to maximise revenue

3:27PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | David Vitek

With the world becoming increasingly technology-driven and accelerated rates of online behavioural change becoming the norm, it is critical you have a strategy for building your business online.

How can you save money in Australia’s airline wars?

3:13PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Travelling for business can cost a pretty penny over the course of a year – here’re a few ways to cut back on domestic flight expenses.

Bitter sweets in store for customer service

3:00AM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Taskmaster

It’s not easy to simultaneously offend and inspire the Taskmaster, yet one local businessperson has managed to do precisely that.

Don’t be a content marketing one-hit wonder

3:57PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Taskmaster

In the comments section of a recent column, your humble correspondent was called a “hipster”. As usual, Old Taskmaster is outraged.

When your first idea is over: Sidekicker on the pressures of pivoting

3:18AM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Abandoning the idea you started with to focus on what your customers are really after sounds like a no-brainer, but for many entrepreneurs it’s far from easy.

It’s judgement day, so trust your instincts

3:22PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Do you know what can really slash productivity in your business? It's you – if you're too cautious.

Startup Victoria reopens applications for CEO role: Was the salary to blame?

3:47PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Startup Victoria has today reopened applications for its chief executive role after its management team realised the prime candidate for the role lacked adequate founder experience.

Copyright infringement is on the rise: How to protect your IP assets

3:47PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Unfortunately, it seems that there is very little someone needs to change in your work to call it their own. Thankfully, there are some ways you can protect your intellectual property.

What to do if you get sick or injured

3:11AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Linnet Hunter

For a solopreneur who depends on her wits, even a few days sick in bed can be costly in terms of customers and lost income. Here are three things you can do to recover.

Silicon Valley mentor warns Perth start-up community to unite or collapse

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Perth start-up community has welcomed a warning by leading international start-up mentor to unite or fail, saying they’re already collaborating well.

Will 3D body scanners transform retail e-commerce? These start-ups are betting yes

3:46AM | Monday, 10 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Previously the domain of science fiction and controversial airport security, 3D body scanners are popping up across Australia and could be a game-changer for e-commerce companies as well as bricks-and-mortar retailers.

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