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Sales people learning foolproof selling techniques at NIDA?

Actors training salespeople how to mesmorise their targets with stage techniques. Not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, what a great idea! Now we're on the hunt for any other unusual sales training techniques or initiatives you've come across. If you know of any, let us know below.

Michael Jackson is NOT dead!

Like many people in Australia, I woke to the news today that music icon Michael Jackson had died of cardiac arrest.

Playful fruit-themed designs all the rage

As the southern hemisphere heads into winter hibernation, our friends in the northern hemisphere are gearing up for summer frivolity. And what's synonymous with...

Stella Awards 2009… Rewarding human stupidity

Today I received a viral email announcing the winners of the 2009 Stella Awards. If you are not familiar with this prestigious honour, the 'Stellas'...

The world's favourite… pro bono workplace

The next time you feel the urge to complain about your economy class seat, spare a thought for British Airways staff who may have...

The world’s favourite… pro bono workplace

The next time you feel the urge to complain about your economy class seat, spare a thought for British Airways staff who may have...

World's most litigious man sues Guinness Book of World Records

Jonathan Lee Riches is unhappy about being labeled the world's most litigious person. So much so that he is suing the Guinness Book of World Records.

World’s most litigious man sues Guinness Book of World Records

Jonathan Lee Riches is unhappy about being labeled the world's most litigious person. So much so that he is suing the Guinness Book of World Records.

Japanese astronaut testing "stink-free" underwear

It might not be quite up there with curing cancer or developing alternative energy systems, but scientists from the Women’s University in Tokyo might very well have improved the lives of astronauts (and their colleagues) with the invention of stink-free underwear.

Japanese astronaut testing “stink-free” underwear

It might not be quite up there with curing cancer or developing alternative energy systems, but scientists from the Women’s University in Tokyo might very well have improved the lives of astronauts (and their colleagues) with the invention of stink-free underwear.

Vinyl Wall Clocks

The era of vinyl albums is a distant memory for all but a few old skool DJs and retro trendoids. But it doesn't mean we can't celebrate vinyl's beloved role in history by hanging recycled albums on our walls as a permanent reminder of time passed. The Grateful Thread’s recycled vinyl wall clocks are as cool as many of the records they are made from.

Chaser's 'psychic' swine-flu billboards

Two items of news from yesterday's papers fit so neatly together that the ABC's satirical Chaser crew might now be able to add 'psychic' to their growing resume of achievements (alongside political agitators and accidental law-breakers).

Chaser’s ‘psychic’ swine-flu billboards

Two items of news from yesterday's papers fit so neatly together that the ABC's satirical Chaser crew might now be able to add 'psychic' to their growing resume of achievements (alongside political agitators and accidental law-breakers).

7 ways to be happier at work

The combination of entrepreneur and brain scientist is rare in one human being. Jeffrey M. Stibel is one such person, and when he opines,...

FutureFeed – microblog updates on what your friends will be doing

With Twitter tripping the light fantastic, it's great to see people having some fun with the implications of its elevation to mainstream consciousness. First there was The Mime. Then, of course, there was the release of Flutter, the natural evolution of Twitter's truncated narcissism. Now comes FutureFeed, which "tells you what your friends are doing before they do it!"

The internet, laid out like a city subway map

Information Architects Inc. (iA) has released its fourth annual Web Trend Map, which maps the 333 leading Web domains and the 111 most influential Internet people onto the Tokyo Metro map.

Take this job and… clock it

Jarrad Woods, a video game developer for Canberra-based studio 2K Australia, notified his employers of his decision to quit by creating a Flash game for them to play.

50 Top Publicity Stunts

Earlier this year, prominent UK PR agency Taylor Herring compiled a list of the Top 50 Publicity Stunts. Some of them created a global buzz, some were very expensive and some were downright illegal. But they all succeeded in turning heads and getting chins wagging, which surely put a smile on the brands being publicised.

Not-for-profit Miro launches new ‘adopt a line of code’ business model

In an effort to secure required development funds and a way forward, open source media software platform Miro today announced its revised business model: adopt a line of the software's code.

Not-for-profit Miro launches new 'adopt a line of code' business model

In an effort to secure required development funds and a way forward, open source media software platform Miro today announced its revised business model: adopt a line of the software's code.

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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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