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The latest hot trend in social media: leaving it

It is perhaps inevitable then that the rise of social media has been accompanied by a counter-trend towards users abandoning it. Last year, when Twitter was the hot breakout platform, research revealed that 60% of Twitter users quit within the first month. Of course, that group was dominated by tyre-kickers, but it serves to demonstrate that people will only commit time to activities they think will return them a net benefit over time.

TED Talk: Happiness is but a memory

As illustrated in this talk from the Ted Conference held in California earlier this year, Nobel Prize-winning behavioural economist Daniel Kahneman has an intimate understanding of the complexity of experience and the tyranny that memory wields over the perpetual present. It's thought-provoking subject matter with profound implications for the way we perceive and pursue happiness, both in ourselves and with those around us.

Young Entrepreneurs' Night Out

Meet and learn from other young business builders. Share a drink. Have a laugh. Gain insights from a panel of business builders. And most importantly of all, help us build a culture of entrepreneurship in NSW!

Young Entrepreneurs’ Night Out

Meet and learn from other young business builders. Share a drink. Have a laugh. Gain insights from a panel of business builders. And most importantly of all, help us build a culture of entrepreneurship in NSW!

Australia's ranking as a 'networked' nation is on the slide, according to World Economic...

According to the World Economic Forum, Australia is slipping as a 'networked' nation. The organisation's annual survey of 133 nations for its Global Information Technology Report (2009–2010) ranked Australia as the world's 16th most 'networked', falling from its 14th place held over the past two years.

Australia’s ranking as a ‘networked’ nation is on the slide, according to World Economic...

According to the World Economic Forum, Australia is slipping as a 'networked' nation. The organisation's annual survey of 133 nations for its Global Information Technology Report (2009–2010) ranked Australia as the world's 16th most 'networked', falling from its 14th place held over the past two years.

More productivity. Less stress. Rework. [VIDEO]

It was with a great Hurrah! that we in the Anthill office greeted the news that Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson had just published a business book. Rework distils 37signals' philosophy and wisdom into 288 pages of advice for the business reader.

Warning: Legislation to mandate more women on boards is not the answer

It seems to me that the biggest thing holding Australian businesses back right now is the “me too” syndrome. I do not consider the fact that there are not enough women on boards and in senior management positions to be merely a sexist thing. What I mean is that there is an ingrained corporate culture that says the leaders and directors want to hire others that are “like them”.

BDO's new CEO Pat Donato talks about differentiation and growth in the bean-counting business

It must be hard differentiating a large accounting and advisory company like BDO from its competitors. How can a firm of bean counters distinguish its brand from the rest of the bushel? In this interview with Anthill's James Tuckerman, BDO's recently appointed CEO for New South Wales and Victoria Pat Donato talks about his plans for growth and how he intends to position BDO in the Australian advisory landscape.

BDO’s new CEO Pat Donato talks about differentiation and growth in the bean-counting business

It must be hard differentiating a large accounting and advisory company like BDO from its competitors. How can a firm of bean counters distinguish its brand from the rest of the bushel? In this interview with Anthill's James Tuckerman, BDO's recently appointed CEO for New South Wales and Victoria Pat Donato talks about his plans for growth and how he intends to position BDO in the Australian advisory landscape.

Janine Allis delivers a much needed boost for Gen Y

Generation Y has been slammed in the media for a lack of work ethic. To find out what business leaders think, Jack Delosa caught up with Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice, to learn about how she turned this generation into her greatest asset and what Gen Ys can do to take advantage of the recent media attention.

The best three-minute video about leadership you will ever see

You might think you have a pretty good grasp on what makes an effective leader. You might even think you're pretty good at explaining it to others. But it's unlikely you can do a better job explaining it than this roughly shot three-minute video of a lone, shirtless guy dancing at a concert.

Most customers think you're a liar

New research by Melbourne Business School Professor Karen Jehn has revealed that, in 80 percent of cases, customers who were actually being told the truth thought that they were being lied to.

Most customers think you’re a liar

New research by Melbourne Business School Professor Karen Jehn has revealed that, in 80 percent of cases, customers who were actually being told the truth thought that they were being lied to.

Artist turns you into a one-off action figure doll on demand

If you find that you can't get enough of yourself, why not have a totally unique polymer clay doll created in your likeness? Sculpted by Cyndi Safstrom and made to order.

MIT students develop ‘Gaydar’ software to out social networkers

Two MIT students have developed software that uses an algorithm to analyse friendship associations on Facebook and predict whether users are gay.

MIT students develop 'Gaydar' software to out social networkers

Two MIT students have developed software that uses an algorithm to analyse friendship associations on Facebook and predict whether users are gay.

Will entrepreneurial success turn your kids into wankers?

We all want the best for our families, and building successful companies is one of the best ways to provide for them. But while you're off establishing your empire, will your kids turn into spoilt ingrates?

What are your logo colours really saying?

Corporate colours contain hidden meanings, so what are they secretly saying about your business?

The corporate spin FAIL of the year so far

Firstly, Mars, ahhh... you sell chocolate bars. You might have seen McDonald's harried into offering a "healthy options" menu, but the difference is Maccas came up with new, healthier products. They didn't make Big Macs 11 percent smaller, charge the same and pat themselves on the back.

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