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I have worked in high-pressure sales, been a wreck-diver in the bay of Thailand, completed a PhD in Philosophy, lectured in sports theory and coached elite field hockey. Now, I work as a freelance writer and opinion-giver, and run my own yoga studio and retreat business. My wife and I have also just opened a vegan cafe and developed an animal-friendly olive oil-based skin care range, which will be online shortly. We live between the mountains and the semi-arid desert, in a place which time (but luckily not telecom companies) has forgotten.

Pandora unleashes the good times: Internet radio a music-lover’s dream

That Greek chick had the wrong box Remember Pandora, the curious Greek woman who opened a box containing all the world’s evils, letting the demons...

Why Yellow Banana may be the future of learning anything online

Online education has boomed. Many universities are offering online courses as a matter of, erm, course. Some are partnering with online businesses that offer...

Reviewing Online Consumer Trust (it’s all true, I promise) [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the age of identity theft, the Patriot Act, credit card fraud, spyware and Kim Kardashian’s take on the sacred vows of marriage, who...

How to turn the world’s unemployed into entrepreneurs in one easy click!

According to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20YEA), in developing countries almost 90% of jobs are generated by small and medium-sized enterprises. They account...

Giving more with JustGiving’s new Care button

Hit a Care button near you A couple of weeks ago, charity donation middleman JustGiving unveiled the Care button. The Care button is a brand...

UNIHACK, backed by the big end of town to discover the next big thing

If you’re looking to build an app or design something technological, you might want to head down to the York Butter Factory in Melbourne’s...

Joyful butterflies and feel-good frogs: Six steps to achieve the happy employee ripple effect

Can a butterfly flapping its wings in Melbourne cause an earthquake in Japan? Honestly? We don’t know. But, if a happy frog jumps into a...

The might of the Republic of Amazon.com (and other monetary ridiculousness) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Brisbane’s Reload Media has produced an infographic comparing countries’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP), export revenue and GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) to some of...

The vanguard of humanity’s evolution: 30 years at Melbourne’s Bionics Institute

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Melbourne’s Bionics Institute, which has been responsible for actually bringing to market the type of technology we...

Seven of the most disrespectful things people say to entrepreneurs (and how they can...

When you start your entrepreneurial journey, all sorts of people will want to give you advice. Some of it (hopefully) will be good. Some of...

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