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A homegrown Pixar: Meet Australia’s only animation studio that is led by two women

Kristen and Nadine have battled many obstacles as a startup in this country and a creative one at that, but have since proven they are two women to be reckoned with; smart, creative and fearless which has seen them raise $20 million in capital in three years.

Ashton Kutcher and Samsung invest in virtual reality start-up’s NZ$20 million Series A round...

Wellington virtual reality start-up 8i secured NZ$20 million from Samsung Ventures, Ashton Kutcher (through his fund Sound Ventures) and many more big names

Why entrepreneurs need to know this awesome … squirrel! [VIDEO]

See what I did there? You didn't? I was thinking about productivity. This may be more of a reflection of my own situation but, I feel...

It seems even monsters grow up and go to university [VIDEO]

To promote its new movie, Pixar has parodied just about every university ad you've ever had the misfortune to witness. The cliques seem even more trite when the words are being uttered by the three-eyed monster in a very earnest voice.

The life of Steve Jobs (No Bill Gates here)

The value of this work lies in its ability to attract a completely new set of readers, when compared with other books on Jobs. Let me cite a personal experience. My nine-year-old daughter, who uses the iPad on a daily basis, was struck by the design of this graphic novel. She then proceeded to pick up and read it with fair interest. As far as I can tell she is able to appreciate Jobs’ life in her own way.

Looking back on a 2005 speech by Steve Jobs: Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

When Steve Jobs stepped aside in August as CEO of Apple, one pundit said the computing pioneer had the greatest second act in business history. But we wonder if Jobs sees it that way. But based on what we hear in this 2005 commencement address for Stanford University, Jobs' life has been one continuous push.

Can a tiny ‘house’ float beneath 300 huge weather balloons? Well, duh [VIDEO]

A bunch of people attach 300 colourful weather balloons to an oversized dollhouse and, no surprise, it floats away. There's so much cross-promotion, glad-handing and pseudo-science going on in this video that we don't know where to begin.

“Keep your crises small.” Pixar’s Ed Catmull on why successful companies fail (and how...

Why do successful companies fail? Pixar's Ed Catmull addresses this key question through the prism of Pixar's growth from a small, unheard of digital animation company to the powerhouse Disney partner it is today.

"Keep your crises small." Pixar's Ed Catmull on why successful companies fail (and how...

Why do successful companies fail? Pixar's Ed Catmull addresses this key question through the prism of Pixar's growth from a small, unheard of digital animation company to the powerhouse Disney partner it is today.

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The Top 5 Most Insanely Dumb Mistakes made by Rookie and...

LinkedIn is a professional and commercial platform. What you do on LinkedIn matters: it really matters, and if you’re not careful, your actions can backfire and tarnish your brand and your integrity. We're going to throw out a wild guess and say that you don’t want to get burned by your mistakes. Fair enough. This FREE REPORT from David Hobson has the five most common LinkedIn mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.

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Learn how to devise winning business ideas in four steps with...

It’s often said that everyone will have at least one big business idea in his or her lifetime. But how do you know if your next big idea is genuinely great or a genuine waste of time? This cheat sheet will help you formulate ideas, identify opportunities, evaluate their strengths and take your first big step forward. Learn how to get focus and clarity. Plus, score a bonus tip that will help you more than you might think!

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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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