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Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?

You might think you know what makes you happy... or unhappy. But this 20-minute talk by social psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, is sure to challenge your assumptions.

Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy?

You might think you know what makes you happy... or unhappy. But this 20-minute talk by social psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, is sure to challenge your assumptions.

Your new business = The job from hell

It’s a familiar story. You, a technically-minded professional, leave the comfort of a salaried job to venture out on your own in search of greater autonomy and prosperity. Soon enough, you’re out of your depth, writhing around trying to manage costs, staff and responsibilities far beyond your area of expertise. Congratulations! You’ve created the job from hell. And it’s all yours.

IBISWorld identifies best, worst growth industries for 09/10

A report released this week by business analyst IBISWorld points to what it predicts will be the top 10 best and five worst growth industries for the coming year.

Spring clean to shine in tough times

You may not have a magic wand to improve your bottom line during this tough economic period – but hey, a feather duster may just do the trick.

What is The 1% Spend?

It's about spending money, other people's money, to deliver technology solutions. It's also about getting that spend down to 1% of gross revenues and still delivering what the business needs.

Sales people learning foolproof selling techniques at NIDA?

Actors training salespeople how to mesmorise their targets with stage techniques. Not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, what a great idea! Now we're on the hunt for any other unusual sales training techniques or initiatives you've come across. If you know of any, let us know below.

Protecting your business psyche

You are the sum average of the five people you spend the most time with. Assess who these people are and the influence they have on you. Surround yourself with people that nurture your psyche. Make subtle changes to this circle of influence.

‘Be the bamboo’: Thinking tips for innovative minds

Scientific research conducted over recent years by the University of London has examined the effect of bamboo-like behaviour on innovation at work. After studying a group of people from a large media organisation over a period of many months, the researchers found some enlightening results.

The difference between a 'functioning product' and a 'working business'

Anthill contributor and web marketing extraordinaire Mick Liubinskas recently posted this short vlog on the Pollenizer blog. In it, he highlights the difference between having a web product that works (all the widgets and clicks behave as they should) and having a web business that works – i.e. one that can win and retain customers and staff.

The difference between a ‘functioning product’ and a ‘working business’

Anthill contributor and web marketing extraordinaire Mick Liubinskas recently posted this short vlog on the Pollenizer blog. In it, he highlights the difference between having a web product that works (all the widgets and clicks behave as they should) and having a web business that works – i.e. one that can win and retain customers and staff.

Is your company addicted to grotesque inefficiencies?

If your company was competing in a beauty pageant, would it still be standing on stage and in contention during the final judging, or...

Risk just is – learn to manage it

"Risk" is a scary word. Most people view risks in a very negative light. Society constantly encourages us to avoid risk at all cost. A product represents a "health risk". A service puts you at "financial risk". If you drive this way you risk accident or death. Risk is bad, right?

Succession planning for strategic success

Like the royal successions that have taken place for centuries, succession planning is all about being ready for the future. However, unlike the monarchy, today’s succession planning in business not only focuses on replacing talent, but also on developing the talent that will fulfil the organisation’s long-term goals. Is your organisation prepared for a changing of the guard?

Website of the Week: Asking machines to nag you, so humans don’t have to

HassleMe.co.uk is a simple internet service that allows you to enter a recurring message to yourself and set the time intervals between reminders. For example, you may choose to receive a reminder email every day to "Do some exercise" or to be asked every six months: "How many people want to buy your business?"

Website of the Week: Asking machines to nag you, so humans don't have to

HassleMe.co.uk is a simple internet service that allows you to enter a recurring message to yourself and set the time intervals between reminders. For example, you may choose to receive a reminder email every day to "Do some exercise" or to be asked every six months: "How many people want to buy your business?"

10 steps to accelerate cashflow by streamlining accounts

Asking for money is probably one of the least enjoyable jobs in business. If it isn't handled right, it can have a massive impact...

Intrapreneurship: A guide to harnessing the power of entrepreneurs within organisations

Conventional wisdom states that entrepreneurs are unmanageable and, thus, make poor employees. While it's true that salaried entrepreneurs can prove a handful, the most...

Do you suffer from Information Overload Syndrome?

If so, you could soon suffer the fate of little Billy.

12 hidden opportunities in a downturn

It seems that almost everyone is currently offering advice on how to bunker down and ride out this bleak economic period. Here are 12 hidden opportunities to help you build while your competitors balk.
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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

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