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The creativity manifesto: How to steal like an artist [VIDEO]

Creativity isn't something that can be switched on. Recently, I was in a workshop where someone actually counted down - "three, two, one - go...

Mind your ‘I’s and, well, just your ‘I’s really: What are you really saying?

Professor James Pennebaker made a startling discovery about how people use pronouns. It turns out, they say a lot about you. The use of the...

Self confidence: it’s an essential skill for everyone but, especially entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

Self confidence is a skill. Without What is self confidence? It's the ability to believe in yourself, no matter the odds, no matter the...

Networking. It’s not about working the room. Learn how to make meaningful connections [VIDEO]

For some people, the term 'networking' is a dirty word. Either you hate doing it, especially for those who are introverts. Or, you've been given...

Does social media make us better people? [VIDEO]

We all invest a lot of time, effort and energy into connecting online, be it via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Chances are you watched a YouTube video this week. And, you've probably done several Google searches today. But, is it making you a better person?

Primary school-age Apple app wizard shows the grownups a thing or two

We've seen countless pre-teens pound eye-melting video games into submission and treat laptops and mobile phones like the devices are extensions of their bodies. So we can't be completely floored by Thomas Suarez, a seasoned iPhone app developer who's about five years away from qualifying for a driver's license.

Why own when you can share? Are we entering the era of collaborative consumption?

The concept of collaborative consumption takes a very, very old idea in economics and gives it a new shine in our era of electronic social networking. It's all about sharing, trading or renting products or services as opposed to owning them. Listen as consultant Rachel Botsman describes it.

Approach work life balance in a balanced way [VIDEO]

Nigel Marsh is the bestselling author of Fat, Forty and Fired and Overworked and Underlaid and the Regional Group CEO of Young and Rubicam Brands for Australia & New Zealand. In this presentation from TEDxSydney 2010 in May, he makes four observations about finding work life balance. Apparently it involves having sex four times a day (and walking the dog).

Can you codify the way innovators think? Simon says, Yes.

In an attempt to determine how great thinkers achieve their great outcomes, British marketing consultant Simon Sinek believes that he has stumbled upon a simple method to codify the way innovators think. He calls it the Golden Circle. In this presentation from TEDx Puget Sound, Sinek shows why it pays to be cynical.

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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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