Monday, March 30, 2015

Management Matters

Management Matters
News, opinions and advice on managing business systems and people.

What is one of the first questions the Shark Investors ask the hopeful start up business owner contestants on the Channel 10 television show...

If you aren’t pushing yourself, if you aren’t making some mistakes, are you trying hard enough? Rise to the challenge   Sometimes it's good to commit just...

Remember the last time you bought that case of wine online? You salivated and anticipated the delivery, but when you got home, you opened...

So, you think you're really observant? Do you pride yourself on being a details person? Many entrepreneurs think exactly this but, what's interesting about this...

Previously, production robots had to be separated from people by protective cages, programmed by specialised engineers, and affordable by only large scale manufacturers with...

It's easy to start a company, but it's increasingly difficult to grow one. Everyone idolises famous startups like Facebook and Google, but companies of...

As you are rapidly settling in to 2015, now nearly a quarter of the way through, you are probably thinking “how can this year...

Complying with Australia’s GST rules is costing small businesses big time - more than $13.7 billion a year, according to new research recently released...

So many people believe that they should live their life without regrets. Isn't that bit like living a life where you've never made a mistake?...

Bloomingdales, the New York fashion store, and crayon make Crayola have done something really remarkable. Crayons can be excellent to sketching ideas and for keeping...

We've all heard of people making big bucks off YouTube. But, who are they? Who are these people who have embraced online video and...

It is now so easy to get a domain name and launch a website. And then "boom" you have a startup! There is more...

Are all entrepreneurs Star Trek fans? Probably not. But many are. Why? Because Spock made it ok to be different. Nimoy's portrayal of Spock touched the...

I am a big believer in Justin Bieber. No. I mean. Instinct. I definitely mean instinct. I am a big believer in instinct. (And, I'll admit...

Is is magic? Not really. It's maths. Which can be kind of magical if you don't understand what's going on. What's the tenuous link to business...

We all love LEGO. I mean, what's not to like. (Except stepping on bricks in bare feet. I don't like that!) With more than 100,000...

In the business of starting a business, making mistakes is inevitable. When I started working on Boot Armour, I had no idea what I...

Some leaders are born, some leaders are made. And something that true leaders have in common is that people want to follow them, people...

Humans adapt to new things pretty quickly. Think of how annoying it is having to type in a code into your smart phone or tablet,...

This is the second article in 'Business Lessons from Antarctica'. Read the first article here. "I hated school. I didn't fit in." It was only the...

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