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Apple Watch ads: exactly what you’d expect [VIDEO]

These are the three ads for Apple Watch. And, yes, they are exactly what you'd expect from Apple. They are smart, well-shot and with music that...

How Dropbox followed the Lean Startup to get 4 million users [VIDEO]

The founder of Dropbox, Drew Houston had an idea. But, once he discovered Eric Ries's Lean Startup blog, he put these lean ideas into action. What...

Every entrepreneur can learn one vital lesson from this dog making its bed [VIDEO]

Yes, it's tenuous video business link time again. But, as always, I mean it. There is one thing that every business owner, every product designer and...

How to create demand for a really boring product [VIDEO]

Of all the household chores, there's one thing I like the least. That's ironing. But, it's closely followed by vacuuming. Even with a Dyson, vacuuming...

I am flummoxed by Ikea’s decision to force the closure of IkeaHackers

Are you? To fill you in, IkeaHackers is a site that showcases how people have taken standard Ikea products, and hacked them into something else. And,...

What are three of the biggest trends in digital right now? [VIDEO]

In this short video from Inc, Shama Hyder outlines three digital trends that every business needs to be aware of. These trends won't come as...

If you ever doubted there was a generation of digital natives, watch this! [VIDEO]

The first computer I had anything do with was my brothers. He saved up and bought an Atari 400. The 400 referred to the size...

User centred design: why you need to think like a cat [VIDEO]

The fundamentals of customer based design (CBD) is that you must think like your customers. You must view the world from their perspective, in order to understand it, and solve the problems of your customers. So, if your customers happen to be a cat, this video is for you.

Why you should fail often, in order to succeed sooner [VIDEO]

What do shopping trolleys, Free Willy and the mouse for the Apple Mac have in common? Well, it's the stunning design process that IDEO used to design these, well sort of, every day items. Some people may have a need for an every day killer whale.

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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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How to pitch sales and marketing ideas to your boss with...

If you work in sales and marketing, part of your job is to demonstrate your value. In fact, this is a universal rule in any workplace. So, how do you get the attention of your immediate boss – team leaders, sales managers, marketing direc-tors, the CEO or even the Board – to, ultimately, make your ideas happen? Check out this FREE REPORT

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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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