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NAB’s social media strategy: Create a common enemy [But aren’t ALL banks ‘the enemy’?]

Last Friday night, NAB appeared to have one of those butt-clenching moments when a not-so-corporate tweet went out via @nab, the banking giant's Twitter account. It read: “Sooooo stressed out. Have to make a tough decision and I know I’ll probably hurt someone’s feelings! Arrggghhh.” The message was retweeted over 100 times. We all now know, it was the beginning of something far grander.

Bulletin! Ingenious, inspirational ancestors of Anthill staff discovered!

We had a few minutes to kill here at the 'Hill and chose to waste it with some genealogical research. Expecting to find nothing of import, we were instead floored by the discovery is a distant yet ingenious cousin. Enjoy this rare video record of their fortitude.

Dear Santa, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to fit a 3D printer down...

Sick of boring family portraits? You know the ones. When it all goes horribly wrong, the photos end up on Awkward Family Photos. No more! 3D printing has come to the rescue.

Remember, it’s not how hard you hit, it’s about being inspirational (and a complete...

Here at Stately Anthill Manor, we cast far and wide for inspirational words that will lift you from that cash-poor, idea-bereft funk and propel you once again on your entrepreneurial path. And as this clip of Johnny "The Greek Mystique" Sarhanis proves, we also have no shame.

Should you prank your customers? [VIDEO]

If you want to get the attention of potential customers, should try to scare them half to death? LG thought it would work. To promote their new range of monitors the company decided to use real scare tactics.

What’s next for Google? Find out from Larry Page [VIDEO]

Google is now one of the internet behemoths but it began, like most businesses, as an idea. Now, it seems that there are few areas...

Hello, you’ve reached Pranksters Ltd. Press one. Thank you. Please hold. Hello, you’ve reached...

Anyone who has found themselves in please-hold hell will appreciate this video. It tells the story of a Belgian TV show that decided to pull a prank on a Brussels-based telephony company that is notorious for its crummy customer service.

Oracle’s Larry Ellison rains on the ‘cloud’

As founder of Oracle, one of the pre-internet powerhouse technology companies, you might expect Larry Ellison to be cynical of all this talk about cloud computing. He is.

Can your innovative SME solve one of these five million dollar challenges? The government...

Following the successful progress of the round one pilot (started in 2016), a second round of challenges for the government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is open for applications.

Oracle's Larry Ellison rains on the 'cloud'

As founder of Oracle, one of the pre-internet powerhouse technology companies, you might expect Larry Ellison to be cynical of all this talk about cloud computing. He is.

Model, actress and multi-millionaire entrepreneur: Jessica Alba interview [VIDEO]

Jessica Alba's Wikipedia profile has all the in's and out's of her childhood, acting career and, details of her personal life. Oddly, the one part...

Who should be your co-founder? How to choose the right business partner [VIDEO]

Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Not all entrepreneurs need co-founders,...

How observant are you? This nifty Skoda ad will give you the answer [VIDEO]

So, you think you're really observant? Do you pride yourself on being a details person? Many entrepreneurs think exactly this but, what's interesting about this...

The lost interview with Steve Jobs: a must watch for every entrepreneur [VIDEO]

It still seems a little impossible to believe that Steve Jobs died just over two years ago. Regardless of what you think of him as...

Want to see how successful startups pitch to investors? Watch this [VIDEO]

In June, the finalists for The Big Pitch by Oxygen Ventures pitched their businesses to the panel of judges. WeTeachMe and ECAL tied as winners,...

Move over Leo, here come the real stars… meet the 2016 Cat Oscars winners...

As Leo DiCaprio stole the show at the recently completed Oscars another highly anticipated cinematic event was taking place: The 2016 'Cat's Meow Awards'

At 31, Steve Jobs had a moment of insight. He shared it in a...

There is no doubt that technology is changing education. Sugata Mitra has a vision for how education needs to change from this moment onwards. But, back...

Do you really need a cofounder or can you go it alone? [VIDEO]

Some of the most successful startups and tech companies have have two founders - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple), Larry Page and Serge...

What do these high-flying daredevils and entrepreneurs have in common?

Since so much of entrepreneurship is built on calculated risk -- doing it without an net, as it were -- we believe you'll get a kick out of this video. Or maybe your acrophobia will kick in, requiring a frosty beverage or stiff drink. Win-win either way, we think.

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Most small business owners get caught up in the minutiae of a business. They become trapped like a hamster in a wheel, spinning, spinning, spinning,...

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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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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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