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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.

Anthill Activism Part #2: Commercial Ready scrapped

Rumours of my spinal injury have been greatly exaggerated. Well…. Not really. When you see the words ‘potential impotence’ among the risks of surgery, you know...

Commercial Ready scrapped. Time for a ‘flash’ protest?

Have you ever heard of a 'flash protest'? It's similar to a 'flash mob,' where a group engages in seemingly spontaneous but actually synchronised...

BRW hosts tribute to Anthill?

The high number of phone calls and text messages sent my way in the early hours of this morning had me quite panicked. What had...

Debbie does… car loans?!

Not so long ago, I was visiting a fairly mainstream website (owned by one of Australia's larger media companies) when a banner ad popped...

Do you see the world differently?

It's often said that entrepreneurs see the world differently. It has been observed that entrepreneurs have a higher tolerance for risk. They are also...

Do you have a business disaster story you’d like to share?

Around this time last year, I dedicated my editor's note (in the print edition of Anthill Magazine) to the re-telling of one of Anthill's...

How Anthill revived The Bulletin (kinda)

If you haven’t guessed already, we love to write about cheeky and provocative companies. But we rarely get the opportunity to talk about our...

Look who’s entered 30under30

Like many growing businesses, technology is our greatest friend. But it can also be the cause of enormous frustration. You may have already noticed that...

Anthill’s unscientific guide to magazine advertising

We like to think that we know a thing or two about business magazines. (We read a lot!) I recently entered a heated debate...

So, you want to be a cover model?

If this sounds like you, we may have just furthered your ambitions. When asked to create a cover about the power of crowds, Anthill designer...

The art of simplicity: Lisa Gorman – Podcast

Lisa Gorman has been designing and running her own clothing label since 1999. She was so dedicated to the concept of simplicity that she refused to hire any employees for five years. Now, with 32 staff and five stores along the eastern seaboard, Gorman is an established presence in the Australian fashion industry. But she never forgot those early lessons.

The art of simplicity: James Tutton – Podcast

James Tutton, founder of the hugely successful Moonlight Cinema, knows a thing or two about simplicity. After all, there aren't too many things simpler than watching movies with friends and family under the stars. After taking the business national and finally selling to an ASX-listed corporate group in 2005, Tutton has now turned his sights to simplifying the medium-density property development sector, as director of Neometro.

Did you get your say at Senator Carr’s Innovation Review?

In the cover story of Anthill's launch Edition, way back in 2003, we posed the question, "Who's carrying Australian Innovation." Five year's later, we have...

Why do Australians suck at pitching?

Anthill helped put together Pitch Club’s third event, held in Melbourne late last month. I had a great time, watching nine eager business builders...

Awards, gender and other things

Wow! The comments generated by yesterday's blog post certainly had us on the edge of our seats and doing some serious introspection. Firstly, some...

Where are all the female entrepreneurs?

Thirty must be a magic number. Within 30 minutes of launching our 30under30 awards program last Wednesday, we’d received over 30 nominations. They came from...

What a first post!

Last week we launched the Anthill Editors' Blog (I assume you know this because you are now reading it). Our motivations are fairly obvious. This...

It was an Ah-Ouch! moment

Yes, the combination of bugs, electricity and the Australian way has always brought pleasure and pain to the Christmas season. That's why we have chosen to honour US patent 5107620, the electrified table-cloth as our Bi-Goodness this February, as we meander back to work, with fond memories of backyards, BBQs and buzzing flies.

Who wants to help me buy ‘The Bulletin’?

Last week, ACP Magazines made an announcement that, to my mind, simply didn’t make sense. The Bulletin, Australia’s oldest continuing weekly magazine, would be closing...

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The Facebook Honey Trap with James Tuckerman [CHEAT SHEET]

This cheat sheet was developed to help small business operators harness the incomparable (and undeniable) potency of Facebook to recruit fans, spread the word, and (most importantly) generate inbound business.

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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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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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