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Freelancer’s Matt Barrie defends online crowdsourcing

In this podcast, Leon and Garry talk to Matt Barrie, the CEO of Freelancer.com, a Sydney-based company and recent Anthill Cool Company Award winner. Freelancer bills itself as "the world's largest outsourcing marketplace" with over two million registered users. Barrie explains the keys behind the success of the website and the appeal of online outsourcing in a globalised economy.

China’s Global Competitive Advantage: the beginning of the end, or the end of the...

For three decades, we have all watched China grow into an economic powerhouse – slowly, at first, and now full-fledged – in an unprecedented, consistent, monotonic success story. However, its continued growth might be short-lived, writes Bill Fischer.

It’s all Greek to me: How world events affect Australian small business budgets

With recent focus on world events, many small- and medium-sized businesses in Australia are left wondering what these distant, foreign events mean to their business operations at home.

It's all Greek to me: How world events affect Australian small business budgets

With recent focus on world events, many small- and medium-sized businesses in Australia are left wondering what these distant, foreign events mean to their business operations at home.

Gordon Gekko is back!

Gordon Gekko, the fictional character Michael Douglas portrayed as the epitome of 1980s corporate materialism, is back. Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 classic Wall Street begins with Gekko just emerging from prison with a lingering taste for 'the game'.

Report: Australia well positioned to ride out economic crisis

While global economic conditions are likely to remain shaky in the short-term, Australia looks set to ride out the crisis better than most other developed nations, according to Dun & Bradstreet's quarterly Global Economic & Risk Outlook Report released today.

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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