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Where’s the gold?

Imagine if Australia's innovators and entrepreneurs received the same media attention as sporting celebrities. Maybe we would find Ziggy Switkowski being tested for caffeine ingestion...

Where's the gold?

Imagine if Australia's innovators and entrepreneurs received the same media attention as sporting celebrities. Maybe we would find Ziggy Switkowski being tested for caffeine ingestion...

Pumping out the IT

Software companies are not the cash cows they used to be. Most software development is done for internal use or on a bespoke basis....

Legal: Spam – not in a can

The Spam Act became law on 12 December 2003 with a proviso that its penalty provisions would come into effect 120 days later -...

The Entrepreneur vs. Venture Capitalist

A meeting of minds or clash of heads? It is little wonder that only a small proportion of investment proposals ever successfully attract venture capital....

The business of ‘Keeping Us Safe’

For technology entrepreneurs, the war on terror has become the next Y2k. Governments are pumping dollars into defence and security with a level of...

The business of 'Keeping Us Safe'

For technology entrepreneurs, the war on terror has become the next Y2k. Governments are pumping dollars into defence and security with a level of...

John Wolpert: Extreme Blue turns true blue

John Wolpert is best known for his work as Lab Director of IBM's incubator for technology and business concept innovation, Extreme Blue. However, his...

Book reviews

Against the odds James Dyson Orion Business Books, 1997 "...no one, these days, can be arsed with the intellectual open-mindedness it takes for a Renaissance." James Dyson James...

Pure ambition: inside nudie

Tim Pethick is the founder and managing director of 'renegade' fruit juice company, Nudie, which not only makes him top banana, but "Chief Nudie",...

Exporting IP… trader beware

The US-Australia Free Trade agreement has got everyone talking. Like it or loathe it, smart companies are reading the fine print. They are doing...

Research funding shake-up… worth a stir

The Research Collaboration Review, chaired by Mr Donald McGauchie and released last March, recommends funding changes to major public sector research agencies in an...

Memoirs of a tech wreck insider

It's now four years since the 'tech-wreck' of April 2000. Four years!!! Can you believe it? Yet, it's so hard to move on. We continue...

Preventative medicine: a bitter pill to swallow

Preventative genetic medicine has opened a can of worms -- for ethicists, scientists, medical practitioners and governments. What will happen when a person's genetic weaknesses...

Capital seekers… get to the point!

Why is it that so many people involved in the communications, information and biotechnology industries seem incapable of simply articulating what it is that...

Putting the IP in your IPO

In the rollercoaster ride of potentially lucrative, but often disappointing, technology IPOs and private equity investments, a well-managed intellectual property portfolio could be your...

Book reviews

Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language Don Watson Random House, 2003 "While English spreads across the globe, the language itself is shrinking. Vast numbers of new...

Dr Robin Batterham

Batterham than me! Dr Robin Batterham has one of the toughest jobs in Australia. He is Australia's Chief Scientist. But what exactly does that mean? According...

Innovation Factories

IDEO: Masters of Innovation Jeremy Myerson Lawrence King Publishing The year was 1982. US magazine, Design, had asked one of its writers, Jeremy Myerson, to visit a...

Winning Yankees: inside koala creek

The United States is a mecca for wine importers - which is hardly surprising given that it is the world's third largest consumer of...

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