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It's always pleasing to see an Anthill contributor gain the opportunity to share his or her unique views 'beyond the hill'. In this clip, first aired on The Workshop, an online resource for business builders developed by the Whitepages, Lesley-Ann Trow shares tips on word-of-mouth marketing with Judy Leach from Limelight Illuminations.
iPads have every right to be smug. They know we can't wait to fondle their sleek bodies. To them, we're a sure thing. They're Charlie Sheen and we're all just helpless bimbos, begging to be at their service in a way that only a TV show as base as "Two and a Half Men" can illustrate.
Since becoming a single lady (cue Beyonce) and not having my partner around to bore the crap out of, I've come to the conclusion that it's a massive ask (so maybe we shouldn't) to expect one person to be both romantic partner and our entrepreneurial life support system, too.
Rightly or wrongly, we hold sports stars, politicians and other prominent figures to a high standard of behaviour because they enjoy a position of influence and leadership. So, if social media is in fact considered part of the media, then should we hold leaders in the 'social' media to the same high standards of behaviour?
This proposed new awards ceremony would be about celebrating the journey entrepreneurs take and acknowledging that iterating, growing, learning, changing or modifying the plan according to evidence and experience shouldn't ever be seen as a 'failure' of the original plan... but is in fact 'business as usual’.
The Australian business community is still reeling from the news that a Clive Peeters employee managed to embezzle $20m before anyone noticed. The obvious question arises: is anyone safe from this kind of fraud?