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Microsoft boss Nadella's gender pay gaffe: Trusting in "karma" is poor advice

10:55PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 |  David Glance

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella’s excruciating gaffe that women should not ask for a raise but trust in “karma” that they would be rewarded eventually has been met with widespread condemnation.

The five speed bumps that threaten to derail your MVP project

10:01PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Shufflebrain co-founder Amy Jo Kim was practising lean startup methodology before there was a name for it.

AFL fantasy coaching app interest set to surge as Hawthorn battles Sydney in the grand final

9:10PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, the cofounder of fantasy footy app developer c8apps, might be in San Francisco, but being 12,658 kilometres from the MCG on AFL grand final day is unlikely to stop the sports aficionado from catching all the action on that one day in September.

The top take aways from The Sunrise Conference

9:04AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Jason Allan

Last Friday, Blackbird VC hosted The Sunrise conference which featured some of Australia's greatest technology companies, sharing the stories of their early years. Here are the key take aways for entrepreneurs.

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

9:11PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.

Envato becomes the first Australian startup to release its diversity figures, encourages others to do the same

9:33PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Envato has become the first Australian tech startup to release comprehensive workforce diversity figures.

Former Netflix chief talent officer joins Bigcommerce as adviser

8:56PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | StartupSmart

In a bid to solidify company culture, Bigcommerce has announced that Patty McCord, former chief talent officer at Netflix, has joined the company’s board of advisers.

Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked

8:00PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Charis Palmer

Crowdsourcing competitions, popular with companies seeking to tap into groups of knowledge, are often diminished by malicious behaviour, according to a new study.

The Great Fragmentation

8:32AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Steve Sammartino

It used to be that you’d get a job and stay with your employer your whole working life. Smart employers, and certainly startups, are now beginning to look for people with wide experience, otherwise known as ‘horizontal personnel’.

Stripe founder John Collison: Why you need to hire the right people, and much more

7:53PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Last week Stripe co-founder John Collision sat down with SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat and chatted about a wide range of topics including the importance of co-founder relationships, hiring the right people, the future of e-commerce, and much more.

Australian startup to coach office workers on how to improve efficiency by writing better

7:56PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help office workers write cleaner, sharper documents in order to boost productivity.

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

Tin Alley beta winter internships set to begin for 2014

7:40PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Tin Alley beta program has finished the selection process for its winter internship program, with benefits anticipated both for students and the startups they’ll work for.

Reverse Brain Drain: Searching the world to bring student entrepreneurs to Aussie shores

7:37PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Joshua Flannery

There has been endless talk of the problems and issues related to young Australian entrepreneurs leaving Australia. But what can Australia do to attract talent back to its startup ecosystem?

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

Want a job at a startup? Get sh-t done

5:51PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Dave Michayluk

For many people getting a job at a startup is as compelling as starting one. Here's a look at how to secure one and why applying for a job at a startup has its quirks.

Virtual staff: Getting bang for your buck

4:25PM | Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Growing numbers of Australian businesses are either allowing staff to work from home or hiring workers overseas. Here are six ways to be sure virtual staff are up to scratch.

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.

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