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Which books inspire you?

Working in magazines, you'd expect that I like to read. What you wouldn't expect is that I sometimes find myself quite lonely, without anyone to talk with after reading the latest paradigm-shifting page-turner. Part of the problem is that I often hear about about great books before they are launched in Australia (a perk of the job). I promptly order them from Amazon, after which, I am forced to keep the many percolating thoughts running through my head to myself, until the said thought-jigger finally gets a release down-under. So, here's my idea...

The Entrepreneur vs. Venture Capitalist

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, just one-tenth of one percent of business pitches secure venture capital investment. Yet despite the odds, many...

Jennifer Goddard – Memory maven

Jennifer Goddard may be dyslexic, but that doesn’t stop her reading 800 words a minute. Her personal success in using mental literacy techniques to...

Victorian Technology Profiles Aug/Sep 07

Climate control reptile style   In the race to find environmentally-friendly ways to cool and heat our homes, sometimes it pays to go back to basics....

DIARY OF A START-UP (TRICKY TIX)

DIARY OF A START-UP www.TrickyTix.com.au A little while back, a young Melbourne businessman by the name of Scott Handsaker contacted us with an intriguing offer....

Legal: Joint development

THE FINE PRINT Joint development: covering all bases   Are you working with another company, consultant or research body to develop new or improved products or...

Employment: Are you a good employer?

With employment regulation shaping up as a defining issue in the upcoming federal election campaign, it’s worth looking at exactly what is required of...

Journalling: Work it out with a pencil

“The ability to ask the right question is more than half the battle of finding the answer.” -- Thomas J. Watson, President of IBM...

Cashflow: Why profitable businesses go bust

If business is selling products or services and buying labour and parts at the right price, why do so many go bust? Cash is often...

Talent: How to earn more money and perks – and love your job!

Have you ever worked hard at a sport, study, job or other activity, only to be told how “lucky” you are that you are...

Start-ups: Sell out

Do you have a grand vision of selling out to an incumbent? The type of deal that makes the front page of the daily...

Marketing: Better graphic design

Working with a graphic designer can sometimes be difficult – particularly for people who don’t view themselves as ‘the creative type’. But a good...

Strategy: Success can be dangerous

All too many would-be entrepreneurs engage in ‘me too’ entrepreneurship. They see that one or more companies are experiencing success with a specific product...

Book reviews

It is easy being green: simple steps to help your business help the world By Jean Cannon Messenger Publishing, 2007, 139p   In recent times, we have become...

The commerce of crowds

Forget about all those web 2.0 start-ups with no revenue and a business model that focuses solely on selling out to Google or Yahoo!...

You're not special

Hi-tech beer mat

BI-GOODNESS is a bi-monthly column dedicated to the quirky, generally funny and often dangerously impractical inventions and business concepts that occasionally come our way....

Reducing your carbon footprint

Step one in reducing your office's carbon footprint simply has to involve crushing one of the most stupid office habits - the take-away coffee....

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