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Surviving after being hit by a drunk driver drove her to build a social...

Built by Ramona Pierson after surviving after being hit by a drunk driver, knowledge platform Declara, now availale as an app, has been praised by Obama.

Rudd vs. Abbott. Playing on a social media near you.

As the political battle heats up ahead of the national elections this year, a Canadian software-maker has come up with real-time analytics on how it’s playing out on the all-important social media.

Become a world leader using social media [DOWNLOAD]

Sponsored: Barack Obama’s victory in the US Presidential Election of 2008 set the benchmark for what can be achieved using social media. He achieved this by designing his campaign to spark the right actions, leading his supporters with direct conversations and providing the tools to let a grassroots community create and share content.

Obama launches Startup America initiative: Should Australia follow suit?

Despite acknowledging there’s no way to predict its success, venture capitalists are “feeling good” about new White House initiative Startup America, according to the Wall Street Journal. So, when can we expect the launch of 'Startup Australia'?

Can Obama transform the US into the world’s clean tech nirvana?

US President Barack Obama is hoping to pull his nation out of its economic funk by turning it into a "green machine". But he faces an uphill battle transforming his land of opportunity and hyper-consumption in the face of entrenched interests, scepticism and inertia. However, there is cause for hope. As this report from The SMH's Washington correspondent Anne Davies reveals, Californian venture capital firms are hot for clean tech.

Can Obama transform the US into the world's clean tech nirvana?

US President Barack Obama is hoping to pull his nation out of its economic funk by turning it into a "green machine". But he faces an uphill battle transforming his land of opportunity and hyper-consumption in the face of entrenched interests, scepticism and inertia. However, there is cause for hope. As this report from The SMH's Washington correspondent Anne Davies reveals, Californian venture capital firms are hot for clean tech.

What Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and startup capital raising have in common

US President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize based not on his accomplishments but to “encourage his vision” is not dissimilar to an entrepreneur trying to raise capital for the first time. Kim Wingerei explains.

What Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and startup capital raising have in common

US President Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize based not on his accomplishments but to “encourage his vision” is not dissimilar to an entrepreneur trying to raise capital for the first time. Kim Wingerei explains.

Designer mum launches Crowdfunding model to rid the world of plastic bottles

Gretha Oost has adopted an unusual approach to raise capital. The Melbourne mum, designer and Pitch Club contestant has decided to trial a 'crowdfunding' approach to launch her award winning product 321 Water.

Barack Obama sworn in

"Obama's address was almost entirely free of campaign style rhetoric or obvious applause lines. Its seriousness of tone contrasted sharply with the mood of the masses gathered to hear it; in the run up to the inauguration chants of "Obama" rang through the crowd and even afterward the crowd was in a feisty mood -- offering mocks cheers and waving goodbye as former President George W. Bush flew overhead in a helicopter."

Barack and the new US

Earlier this year, one of my favourite US business magazines, Fast Company, made the following observation: Win or lose, Barack's rise reveals a new reality...

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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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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