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Can’t close a deal? Let Hollywood show you – 10 awesome movie sales scenes...

This video shows the top ten sales that have been made on the silver screen. Despite the fact that these are scripted scenes, applying them in real life situations couldn't hurt.

Aussie tech start-up goes to Hollywood: Melbourne-based IntelligenceBank has opened a Los Angeles office

IntelligenceBank, a business process software company based in Mebourne, recently announced the launch of its new office in Los Angeles.

Business lessons from Hollywood: if your business was a movie, would it be a...

Nothing highlights how dizzying financial success can be in Hollywood like how the high-octane thriller ‘Furious 7’ made the fastest ever initial rise in...

The Ultimate Product Placement: 321 Water makes the leap from SMART 100 to…The Hunger...

Sure enough, audiences flocking to see the futuristic teen blockbuster, which has been raking in revenues right and left, were able to verify a cameo appearance by the water container in the sleek, hyper-sanitary control room scenes of the film. 321 Water founder Gretha Oost, who has not yet seen the film, said she was "blown away" when she heard about the sighting.

The Evolution of Business Movies, Part 6: The Social Network

What can’t be denied is the film's assertion that the business world is now the domain of Gen-Y entrepreneurs, who have the smarts and creativity to bring their billion-dollar ideas to life. Spurred on by the success of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, young men such as Zuckerberg have created successful businesses all through the typing of code on a computer screen.

The Evolution of Business Movies, Part 5: Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire delved behind the scenes and looked at the business side of sports. Tom Cruise starred as the title character, a sports agent whose radical idea of taking on less clients, asking for less money and focusing on developing relationships with the clientele, has him fired from his prestigious position in one of the premiere sports firms in the country.

The Evolution of Business Movies, Part 4: Working Girl

Most business films tend to feature male lead characters, yet Working Girl featured not one but two strong female characters, with Sigourney Weaver countering Melanie Griffith with a bitchy turn sure to make many a viewer grind their teeth. Both women followed several female execs on their hectic daily schedules in New York City, sitting in on meetings and taking in life as a businesswoman in a male-dominated world.

The Evolution of Business Movies, Part 3: Wall Street

The big daddy of films dealing with business ethics and excess, Wall Street was not only a damnation of the financial sector; it also became an unintentional recruitment video for inspiring stock traders everywhere. Although it was director Oliver Stone’s attempt at saying the opposite, the film -- and especially Gordon Gekko -- are now seen as inspiration by stockbrokers who can recite the film from beginning to end.

The Evolution of Business Movies, Part 2: Network

Click around the tube and it is apparent that big business and TV have become inseparable. The nightly news is no longer one anchorman in a suit looking down the camera, delivering the daily doom and gloom. Production value, scandal and celebrity are now the tools used to drive up ratings, strengthen shares, and make the news profitable. Such a world was first prophesied in the 1976 classic Network.

The Evolution of Business Movies, Part 1: Citizen Kane

The brainchild of 27-year-old wunderkind Orson Welles who starred, wrote and directed, Citizen Kane tells the story of media tycoon Charles Foster Kane and how his relentless ascent to the top brings him unparalleled power but leaves him a lonely old man. What made Welles’ work that much more special was that he based Kane on the life of powerful, real-life business magnate William Randolph Hearst, who didn’t take too kind to the less than flattering depiction.

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'.

Stargate Studios exposes how TV shows are actually created now

This astonishing clip from Stargate Studios shows exactly how blockbusters films and prime-time television shows are now created -- rarely on location and without the inconvenience of extras ogling the stars. Next time you're watching the latest US drama (assuming that's your 'thang'), spare a thought for the poor actors (and their mountains of cash).

How the greatest movie one-liners of all time can inspire your business

It's not called the silver screen for nothing. Improve the return on your marketing investment using these unforgettable classics to find, attract and retain...

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How Master the Art of Sales Even if it Makes You...

The art of selling is a social minefield. Have you ever been on the wrong end of a ham-fisted, awkward or just plain obnoxious sales conversation? Of course you have! Why is it that some sales conversations magically delight, while others make us want to manically bolt for the door? This Phil Anderson FREE CHEAT SHEET will help you to master the art of sales!

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How to expand into New Markets with Elsita Meyer-Brandt [CHEAT SHEET]

Most organisations begin with aspirations to start local, then grow global. But, in reality, very few ever take the big leap into new markets. In this Cheat Sheet, Elsita Meyer-Brandt, Head of Market Expansion and International Marketing for Eventbrite, shares five rules to help organisations, just like yours, expand into new markets.

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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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