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Green goes mainstream

ECO ENTREPRENEURS It took a while, but even the most hardened sceptics now acknowledge the reality of global warming and other damaging human footprints...

Innovation festival

Innovative types know that the most effective way to transform good ideas into great business is by collaborating with other talented people. To celebrate...

Prepping to win

Every year, a handful of Australian entrepreneurs win recognition though high profile business plan competitions staged throughout Australia. Along with prestige and expectation, they...

Private equity and the death of the public company

"I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL!" It was once the apogee of commercial success. But now, many Australian business owners are challenging the notion that...

Victorian Technology Profiles Apr/May 07

TEST-DRIVING THE FUTURE Every building project, be it a major freeway or simple house renovation, begins with a set of drawings. Many of us, however,...

Why cause a stink

BEING GREEN IS NOT JUST GOOD FOR THE SOUL, IT'S GOOD FOR PROFITS. Ensuring compliance with environmental laws and guidelines is not only a matter...

IP litigation

You might be feeling pretty good about yourself because you've secured your intellectual property. But the reality is, a patent or trademark is not...

Leadership: What’s the weather like in your organisation today?

What are the critical factors impacting on the success of your business? The answers to this question are likely to be many and varied...

Leadership: What's the weather like in your organisation today?

What are the critical factors impacting on the success of your business? The answers to this question are likely to be many and varied...

Strategy: Close counsel

Starting a new business can be lonely work - especially if you're an office of one, as many start-ups are. Employees of established businesses...

Book reviews

SECRETS OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS EXPOSED! By Dale Beaumont, Dream Express International, 2007, 278pp   At Anthill, we like writing about lessons learnt the hard way,...

Scout's honour

Tech-based personal recommendation systems have come a long way in recent times. In 2002, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Jeffrey Zaslow...

Scout’s honour

Tech-based personal recommendation systems have come a long way in recent times. In 2002, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Jeffrey Zaslow...

Dr Bill Miller – Silicon Valley legend

At the age of 81, Dr Bill Miller has spent much of his career inside the ever-evolving success story that is Silicon Valley. He...

Solo-operable seesaw

Inventors are lone wolf types, too often misunderstood and under-appreciated. So is it any wonder that their inventions sometimes reflect their sense of isolation and defiant self-reliance? It speaks to the credo: ingenuity conquers all (love is overrated).

Finding your inner Jerry Maguire

Publishing a blog on a regular basis teaches you many things. You experience the highs, and you also often become the victim of people...

Good idea

Have you ever stopped to think about how many ideas you have each day? Probably thousands. Ideas like 'I'll take the dog for a...

Do the right thing

Fancy the idea of changing the world? Alleviating poverty, facilitating social change, empowering communities and saving the planet may sound like daunting concepts but...

It's all in the timing

One of the most difficult parts of product development is the requirement to take bets ahead of time. Take the car industry for example....

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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