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James Tuckerman is one of Australia's most accomplished digital publishers. He's an entrepreneur, angel investor, consultant, coach and public speaker. He is best known for launching Anthill Magazine, in 2003, from the spare bedroom of his parents' home. He was then 26 years of age. In 2004 and 2005, he was named Best Small Publisher in Australia by the ABA (now Publishers Australia). In early 2009, he reinvented the Anthill business model, abandoning its print origins in favour of a 100% digital product. Within six-months, AnthillOnline.com was listed by Nielsen Online Ratings among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia (http://anthillonline.wpengine.com/about-us/). Since then, he has launched numerous digital ventures and helped other companies, large and small, make the transition online or helped them significantly improve their online commercial outcomes. To contact James, go to LinkedIn.

Would you like a business, brand or personal makeover?

So far in this Magazine 2.0 Experiment, you have helped us scope out the cover design, named who you want to interview, suggested topics,...

How cool is your company? (2008 winners revealed)

On 25 September we staged a Gala Awards Ceremony, hosted by our Primary Sponsor PriceawaterhouseCoopers, to celebrate the Winners and Finalists of our 2008...

Wanna meet and interview a big name entrepreneur?

Every edition of Anthill Magazine invariably features an interview (or two) with a big name Australian entrepreneur or thought leader from a country abroad. For...

The recession your business needed to have

We've noticed a strange trend in our circulation data these past six months. Subscription numbers have dipped while retail sales have increased. It's all 'swings and...

Every wondered how much your business is worth?

I posed this question earlier this year when we offered to run a blog series on the 'black art' of business valuation.

The ‘Frank Sinatra’ Test

When you run your own business, some days are sooooo much better than others. Most of us business owners seem to spend such an inordinate...

Magazine 2.0 Experiment: the cover

The most important thing to get right when producing a consumer magazine is also the hardest. I'm talking about the cover. Aside from pleasing subscribers, the...

Would you like to be Editor, Journalist, Photographer (whatever) of Anthill Magazine?

Not so long ago, we trialled an experiment in 'new economy' journalism that we dubbed Magazine 2.0. We asked you, our readers, to share your...

Magazine 2.0 Experiment (the beginning)

Here's our audacious goal... Over coming weeks, we intend to produce the world's first entirely reader-generated business magazine. We'll be asking you, our readers, to suggest...

Have we upset you lately?

Why do people keep asking me to be reasonable? It was George Bernard Shaw who gave us the maxim, ‘The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.’ As you know, we like to question common assumptions at Anthill, fight conventional wisdom, rally together to combat commercial stupidity.

Look who’s entered our Cool Company Awards

If you missed out on nominating your own organisation (or another 'cool' company) for Anthill's 3rd Annual Cool Company Awards, don't slap your forehead...

Free…The new revenue model

It's the new disruptive business model. And it's coming to a business near you... faster than a speeding bullet! Caveat Emptor. Buyer beware....

The Man Who ‘Souled’ the World

We have fifty 'R' rated DVDs to give away. But it's not what you think. ;-) 'The Man Who Souled the World' is an award-winning documentary...

Too many ‘Qs’, not enough ‘007s’

I was part of an 'intimate' and 'confidential' dinner with Innovation Minister Kim Carr last Wednesday night. The topic was innovation (of course). And it...

Is Google making us stoopid?

To celebrate the Atlantic's current issue with the thought provoking cover story, "Is Google Making Us Stoopid?", the publishers of Australian current affairs periodical The Monthly are sending their friends from across the pond an online gift subscription. This 'gift' includes access to the Monthly archive and Gideon Haigh's award-winning essay published in February 2006, "How Google is Making Us Stupid." Yes, it’s another fracas between magazine publishers.

Where are all the web entrepreneurs?

When we launched our inaugural 30under30 Awards in April (Anthill's award program to recognise young entrepreneurs), we were immediately surprised at the lack of...

Dick Pratt and other dumb decisions

We all make mistakes. In business, we often have to put our neck out to get a result. And things don't always go to plan. That's...

Anthill Activism Part #4: Tanner gets a ringing over budget cuts

I think that the next step in this fun form of activism should be for Anthill to send the nice receptionist in Minister Tanner's...

Anthill Activism Part #3: Commercial Ready scrapped

It's time to take action. First, a round up... Update#1: Wayne Fitzsimmons (Anthill reader and director of Melbourne-based M-Group, which invests in IT start-ups) has...

Magazine 2.0: Use your smarts to help us write the next edition of Anthill

Could we be about to create Australia’s first reader-generated magazine article? Probably not. Many magazine articles are already written by readers. But! We might be the first...
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