June 2014

Why Google thinks Old Taskmaster is a crazy old cat lady from Wisconsin

6:49PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | By Taskmaster The other day, your loyal correspondent sat back in a leather recliner, brandy old-fashioned in hand, after a long day spent toiling in Taskmaster Towers.

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | By Taskmaster Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

May 2014

Kids these days: Why Gen Y workers are really leaving your business

5:10PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | By Taskmaster Recently, some business owners have begun fretting over why their Gen Y employees are leaving their business. Here’s the real reason why the Y’s are going.

Don’t call me Taskie!

5:58PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | By Taskmaster The problem with kids these days is they just have no respect – not like in my day, Sonny Jim Crockett. Here’s a case in point.

Capitalism Appreciation Day 2014

5:05PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | By Taskmaster Very long-time readers of this column will remember how, around this time last year, your humble correspondent declared May 3rd each year to be Capitalism Appreciation Day. Well, the wonderful day is back for 2014.

April 2014

Taskmaster versus the futurologists

4:00PM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Taskmaster From time to time, when journalists are doing a story on tech – be it in print, on TV or on the radio – they’ll wheel out a futurologist. The Taskmaster remains a sceptic.

A moral dilemma

4:28PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | By 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.

Civic virtue creates cash

4:00AM | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | By Taskmaster The annual raffle has long been a staple of Australian fundraising for not-for-profit groups. Of course, for Old Taskmaster, this presents a fantastic business opportunity at $2 a ticket – or three for $5.

March 2014

When your customer is not a consumer

4:00AM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | By Taskmaster “Customer” and “consumer” often get muddled up and used interchangeably. However, if you’re about to launch a business, there are some crucial differences between the two terms you need to be aware of.

Unlock the Developer menu in Android 4.4 KitKat

3:44PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Up until recently, Google used to include a developer menu in Android. Here’s how to find it in 4.4 KitKat.