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Entrepreneurship motivates staff. Not carrots or sticks.

The role of entrepreneurship in corporate strategy goes far beyond trying to get innovative products to market or gaining an edge over your competitors. It helps to set the culture of an organisation that affects staff retention, engagement and productivity. So how do we motivate our employees into adopting this new culture?

Do you have a need… a need for speed!

Every aspect of our lives is speeding up. Workloads are greater, deadlines are closer and advancing technology allows for more of our day-to-day tasks to be automated quickly. Ultimately, and ironically, the time we have to fit everything in is less. Recognising this trend and realising the need to address this increasing pace, Ken Hudson has developed the theory and practice of 'speed thinking'.

Are you an ‘ideas man’. I hope it’s a common affliction.

I know myself well enough now to succumb to the rush of a new concept 'that has never been done before', before heading back to the here-and-now. I figure that this sort of activity, although no help to my current workload, is good for keeping my mind active, rather than feeling guilty about never being able to put these ideas into action.

Are you an 'ideas man'. I hope it's a common affliction.

I know myself well enough now to succumb to the rush of a new concept 'that has never been done before', before heading back to the here-and-now. I figure that this sort of activity, although no help to my current workload, is good for keeping my mind active, rather than feeling guilty about never being able to put these ideas into action.

Tania de Jong talks about how her grandmother patented the foldable umbrella (then lost...

Two remarkable things happened at the launch of Creative Innovation 2010. Firstly, a senior representative from a leading Australian bank told an endearing story about her early successes outside the banking sector. (It's a rare thing to be won over by a representative from the Australian banking sector.) Secondly, conference organiser Tania de Jong, surprised the crowd with a story about her grandmother's inventiveness... before bursting into song.

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.

Peter Henderson, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Jumping ship to work with a larger, market-leading competitor was a disruptive change. The realisation that his entrepreneurial skills would be best utilised growing their business, rather than his own, did not come naturally for Peter Henderson, one of the few genuine "intrapreneurs" in this year's crop of 30under30.

Our 30under30 finalists revealed

Last week, we published the full list of our Top 30 winners. Today, we're pleased to announced the 30under30 'Highly Commended'. These are the 30 young entrepreneurs who didn't quite make it into the Top 30 but impressed our judges immensely with their chutzpah, business savvy, ability to roll with the punches and varying degrees of success.

Entrepreneurs Week 2009 – Melbourne, Monash, RMIT

When: Friday August 7 to Friday August 14 Where: University of Melbourne, Monash Univesity and RMIT Entrepreneurs Week emphasises social & sustainable entrepreneurship as well as...

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...

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