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15 years ago, I built a startup – Here’s how I’d do it differently

A decade and a half ago when I built my first company, the word “startup” was practically unheard of in Australia. When we talked...

4 business lessons from Quentin Tarantino movies

What you can learn about managing your business from the award-winning writer and director.

5 lessons from the race that stops a nation

Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup Day here in Australia, and it’s a big deal. The entire nation stops what it's doing for four minutes to watch this great race, and businesses begin leveraging off this event weeks in advance. So what can organisations learn from the Cup? Here are 5 key lessons.

Guy Kawasaki: Enchant customers like Apple, Zappos and Virgin

Investor and author Guy Kawasaki says the business world needs more charm. Here's his 10-step formula to enchant customers.

3 habits of highly unsuccessful businesses

We mostly hear about what great businesses do well. But there are lessons to be learned from the traits that keep many businesses from reaching their potential.

Against the odds: ‘How I retained staff during the GFC’

Each Tuesday we'll feature a business that's endured an incredible challenge. This week CEO of Carrera Partners Michael Floyd reveals how some quick-thinking during the GFC saw his business come out the other side with all staff and a profitable new division.

5 lessons from Oprah’s ‘start-up’

Oprah Winfrey's OWN network might be faltering, but don't count out the woman with the Midas touch. Here's what any entrepreneur can learn from her recent startup struggles.

6 unexpected business lessons from Mongolia

Sometimes inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places, as Franziska Iseli-Hall found on her travels through Mongolia. Here, she shares some of the business lessons she took away from her time with the nomadic people of the region.

From $200 million to $500K: Lessons from Digg’s slow demise

Here's what you can learn from the former social media darling's decline.

Lessons in business from the Olympic Games

Winning a gold medal doesn't just happen, it takes hard work, dedication and perseverance. The same goes in business and with the Olympic Games just around the corner, here are some gold medal lessons you can apply in your organisation.


Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief...

Coronanomics – What we’ve learnt about the economics of COVID-19

If trade bought prosperity to all corners of the world, then COVID-19 is showing the dark side of an interdependent world.

Should you incorporate an AI strategy into your business?

With both government and companies eagerly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) strategies, we explore how AI could also streamline and scale your business....

‘A 10,000 per cent increase in page views in 2 weeks’: how to scale up in a crisis

As a telehealth provider, Coviu experienced a sudden surge in customer demand during the pandemic. Their website saw a 10,000 per cent...

Unemployment rate drops, defying forecasts

Official ABS figures released today show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 6.8 per cent in August, down from 7.5 per...

Qantas disrupts financial services industry with SME business loans

Qantas will start referring business frequent flyers to lending platform Valiant Finance. This partnership helps Qantas members access working capital, asset finance...

Employees willing to salary sacrifice for flexible working: Research

Research from payroll and HR software solutions provider, Ascender, shows that more than one in three (37 per cent) of Australians are...

Let’s Talk: The Right Reasons

A strong story behind a business's inception can have a powerful effect on customers. Customers may identify with a founder's back story...