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Why 2010 is the perfect year to start a company

In this fast and furious clip, filmed at the Churchill Club's 11th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends event in California last month, Steve Jurvetson is given two and a half minutes to explain why he thinks the future looks bright for 'disruptive' startup companies.

The first rule of a successful, modern business: Own the eyeballs, folks! [VIDEO]

Here's a little secret that successful business builders know intuitively (even if the words 'marketing assets' have never crossed their lips): An active audience of prospects, resellers, licensees and fans trump an awesome product or service. What are you doing to build your 'marketing assets'? [Ben Stickland Interview]

Your life is not measured only in years, it is measured by your achievement...

Rowan Atkinson, Mr Bean to some, is famous for crashing his McLaren and leaving insurance companies with massive repair bills. But, the real story of McLaren is one of the entrepreneur who founded the company. An entrepreneur who died trying to do things better.

Foster your kids’ potential – they could turn out to be great entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

Cameron Herold says this child might be an entrepreneur. Below he calls for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish both as kids and as adults.

6 Beers of Separation campaign takes out Best of Show gong at 2010 IAB...

The IAB has announced the winners of its interactive advertising awards. Who came out on top? A mix of social media, video, games and movies, trumpeting the achievements of Lynx, Freddo, Tourism Victoria and Tooheys. Advertising has never been so cool.

Tis the season to… lob hand-grenades at siblings [CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO]

When this commercial for the most recent edition in the 'Call of Duty' franchise was released in early November, I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cringe. The genius of the 60 second advertisement, by Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day, is that it's for a video game but does not feature any footage of the game itself.

The big pitch: High-tech boots protect portal guns from messy human error

A fall from a 10-story-high mainframe extrusion can be messy. Worse, it can damage that expensive handheld portal generator. In a promotion for the new video game "Portal 2," Aperture Laboratories makes a slick investment pitch.

There’s much more to motivation than fist pumping rah-rah speeches

Dr Jason Fox is a motivation strategy and design expert. What does that mean? Well, it means he believes that if we design work differently,...

How one pencil began to change the world [VIDEO]

It's often the simplest insights that drive the greatest of ideas. Being able to write, create, doodle and draw is something most of us do, every day. This was at the heart of an idea that is now changing the lives of children in third world countries.

An inappropriate Christmas ad: 2012 Galaxy ad will make you cringe! [VIDEO]

In 2012, Samsung ran video #1 for its Galaxy S. Now, I'm pretty sure it's not me but, this ad seems so very wrong. Interestingly,...

Tech startup Culture Amp is turning up the volume on employee ownership [VIDEO]

Culture Amp bagged the EOA ‘Best Small to Medium Enterprise Succession Plan’ award at the Employee Ownership Australia Awards.

Another one of those cool graphical stat videos about the internet

This is the latest notable instalment in a growing line of slickly-produced animated videos that reveal facts and figures that should amaze and inspire you.

How to secure meetings with Silicon Valley investors [VIDEO]

In this edition of the Anthill Quickfire Question, I sat down with Nick Smoot, Co-founder of Here On Biz. Nick and his co-founder Allen Hartwig have only been out of stealth for a couple of months but, in that time, they've secured meetings with companies such as Seqouia, HP and LinkedIn. They are currently raising their series seed round.

Ever felt like Fritz, the dog learning to catch? [VIDEO]

Have you ever felt that everything is kind of passing you by? You know what I mean. Just when you think you've got everything lined up,...

Who needs university? Lawyers? Sure. Entrepreneurs? What do you think?

Do people who aspire to run their own business need a university degree? Not necessarily, says Jack Delosa. The Entourage, surveyed business owners about the effectiveness of university in preparing them for the business world. On a scale of 10, higher ed rated a 3. Ouch.

The death of the record industry

Former Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania record story proprietor Paul Mawhinney owns about one million record albums and about a million and a half record singles, making his the world's largest record collection. This fascinating short documentary explores how he built it and, due to a struggling record industry and his own ill health, why he was forced to close his store is now selling his collection. It's a poignant glimpse at impermanence; of a passionate human life buffeted by impersonal market machinations.

How much do Australians love apps? A lot [VIDEO + DATA]

You can't walk down any street, catch any train, tram or bus, without realising the proliferation of smart phones. Australians have always loved technology. If...

How adding a little something extra can create excitement [VIDEO]

Whisky. In short, there should be more of it. Ice. While my preference for whisky is to have it straight up, some prefer it on...

Global Growth by Design Seminar, Melbourne – Part 1 [VIDEO]

On 25 February 2010, Anthill Magazine hosted "Global Growth by Design", a panel event in Melbourne discussing business strategies for going global. The stellar panel featured...

Does Schrödinger’s Cat apply to business? Think about it for too long and you...

Schrödinger's Cat is a very famous thought experiment based on quantum physics. This two-minute video will give a quick overview of the theory behind...
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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

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