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Ant Bytes — AA13

ALMOST FAMOUS While most people, at some stage in their life, indulge in the surreptitious daydream of one day being awarded a Nobel Prize, very...

Just shoot me

I HAVE TO CONFESS, I'M A SCREENER. I received a letter by snail mail the other day. In big red letters across the front, it...

Teentrepreneurs

While most teenagers have enough trouble negotiating puberty, these three are cutting deals, launching new ventures, creating new markets and showing what it takes...

Chasing the dragon

Whether it be trading for silk and spices or chasing online eyeballs, the West has had a long fascination with expanding Eastwards. The lure...

The annual pilgrimage

I am filing this on the eve of the fourth annual ANZA Technology Network showcase and conference, deep in the dark heart of Silicon...

New Year, Fresh Start: 2006

Traditionally, as the year winds down and temperatures soar, Australia's professionals forsake the board room for the beach and barbeques. This summer, take advantage...

Sleight of hand

Sleight of hand: mobile comes of age In the developed world, mobile phone ownership is nearing saturation point. In some technology-obsessed countries (like Singapore), it...

Victorian Technology Profiles Oct/Nov 05

The path from start-up to success story can be a challenging journey. These two Victorian innovators are taking the path less travelled, turning good...

Intellectual capital – the hidden assets of your business

The past 20 years has seen increased recognition of the role that intangible assets play in contributing to a company’s value. This is demonstrated...

Strategy: The strategy-execution gap

Understanding the dynamics of change within an industry and being able to leverage the uncertainty this brings for profitable advantage is critical to entrepreneurial...

Marketing: Relationship marketing

Do you know how much it costs your business to retain a customer? Compare this to the costs of attracting a new customer and...

Wonderful World Wide Web

donaldtrump.trumpuniversity.com   For those who found themselves captivated each week by Donald Trump’s capitalistic antics (or his bad hair-do) in his hit show The Apprentice, the...

Book reviews

Lovemarks - the future beyond brands Kevin Roberts   How many times have you watched an ad on TV and thought, 'How could they get it...

Ant Bytes — AA12

We’re all aware that small companies can be more nimble and innovative than bigger ones. But being innovative will do you no good in...

The Luddites shall inherit the past

I’m not an IT guru. I’m not even an IT journeyman. In fact, when IT people converse, I zone out completely and contemplate whether...

Don’t kill bill

Following the tech market these days is a bit like watching a Japanese b-grade disaster movie. While Microsoft has long held the title as...

Innovation versus bulk

We’re all aware that small companies can be more nimble and innovative than bigger ones. But being innovative will do you no good in...

Parallel parking

Technology parks, incubators and enterprise centres. Some of the world's best high-tech R&D emanates from technology parks and Australia’s technology parks are world class. The...

Higher learning for higher earning

While some entrepreneurs still insist that the best degrees are earned from the school of hard knocks, more and more budding magnates are gaining...
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