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Sammartino’s Creative Espresso – Ways to change your life

We've held on to this latest manic instalment of Steve Sammartino's Creative Espresso series since he submitted it for inclusion in the July print edition, which didn't eventuate. Here it is, in all its super-charged, creative glory.

Sammartino's Creative Espresso – Ways to change your life

We've held on to this latest manic instalment of Steve Sammartino's Creative Espresso series since he submitted it for inclusion in the July print edition, which didn't eventuate. Here it is, in all its super-charged, creative glory.

Stay Interviews vs Exit Interviews

Exist interviews can rapidly devolve into something similar to a post-breakup inquisition. The disillusioned employee provides an autopsy of their disillusionment before a chastened ex-manager. Why not conduct ‘stay interviews’ to gauge and, if necessary, mend the attitudes of still-engaged employees?

Tell-tale signs that you are a thinking boss

Are you a 'thinking boss'? If not, you could the cause of poor productivity, a lethargic workforce and staff animosity.

How an aerobics class can help you come up with better ideas

It is assumed that exercise is good for our mental health, but does it make us more creative?

The future of business isn’t ‘Free’ – it’s ‘Re’

Green is über cool. If you want to get the key influencers and mavens of society into your product, then it better do the world some good. Being shiny isn’t enough these days. It’s got to be circular, real and authentic.

The future of business isn’t 'Free' – it’s 'Re'

Green is über cool. If you want to get the key influencers and mavens of society into your product, then it better do the world some good. Being shiny isn’t enough these days. It’s got to be circular, real and authentic.

Stop trying to monetise Twitter. You’re killing the golden goose!

There’s no getting around it – utilisation of social networking as a form of marketing requires an input of time. This bugs a lot of business owners, looking for a shortcut. Isn’t there some way in which we can just, like, advertise on it or something? Do we really need to spend hours in front of our computers tweeting, LinkingIn and Facebooking?

How a picture of a punk can boost your creativity

Recent research indicates that people think more creatively when looking at an image of a punk. Pinning up deviant images could be just the trick to introduce a little controlled anarchy to your brain.

Are assumptions killing your business?

Assumptions – those nasty things that sit around in the back of your head and stop your thinking going anywhere interesting – are one of the biggest creativity killers in organisations of all sizes. Chances are, if you have a problem you are trying to crack, your assumptions or pre-conceived notions are boxing in your thinking. Set them free.

Get some lipstick on ya collar

Which products and services should you sell during an economic downturn? You might have stumbled on the term "the lipstick effect" in recent months, as...

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With everyone scrambling to figure out exactly what works online – what makes people’s mouse-trigger finger itch and why – it was only a...

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CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino ************* ANT BYTES CrackBerry, with benefits While entrepreneurs typically relish a 24/7 relationship with their labour of love, many professionals have been dismayed by...

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CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino ************* ANT BYTES Something in the air The irrepressible imagination of regular Anthill contributor and rentoid.com founder Steve Sammartino has borne yet more fruit....

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CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino Click to image enlarge ************* ANT BYTES Scouta hits the tube Richard Giles, CEO, Scouta Remember Scouta, the Perth-based intuitive...

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CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino Click image to enlarge. ************* ANT BYTES Facebook costing Australia $5b There was a time when, if someone was huddled over...

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QUOTE "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." -- Napoleon Bonaparte       *************       CREATIVE ESPRESSO By Stephen Sammartino   Click image...

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BACK-ISSUE BULL-ANTS Web 2.0 pay day   You might remember our coverage in issue 19 (Dec’06/Jan’07) of Australian web entrepreneurs Nick McNaughton and Yorke Hinds, whose...

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