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Creating cashflow as if by magic [VIDEO]

The fundamental of cashflow explained by a magician. Why hasn't someone thought of this before? In this video from bizi, Simon the magician and his eyebrows look very, very pleased with their ability to turn a fiver into a fifties.

Website of the Week: Webby Award winners announced

The winning websites and digital campaigns in this year's Webby Awards - dubbed the "Oscars for the Internet" - were announced last night.

Guinness brings its marketing strategy to life

This sweeping new Guinness ad is more than just a breath of fresh air. It marks a departure from the marketing strapline "Good things come to those who wait" that those at the helm of the famous Irish stout brewer have clasped closely for the past decade. The TVC, titled "World", features the new strapline "Bring it to life", playing to the idea that Guinness looks like it comes alive when poured into a pint glass. Brilliant.

Are you an Anthillian?

It's always been part of our mission to support and promote Australian entrepreneurs and innovators. We call these people 'Anthillians'. As a new addition to our recently relaunched website, we thought it might be fun to create a place dedicated to showcasing the achievements of such people. But what makes a person worthy of such recognition?

Do ‘C-Grade’ students make the best CEOs?

We’re conditioned to think that people who excel at school are the ones that go on to excel in business. However, research indicates that a better guide is not the distinction between A and C students but between ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindset individuals. Robert Wood explains.

The Big Data of You: How your online reputation shapes economic outcomes

However, so far big data has focused on aggregating large data sets that group people based on shared characteristics and behaviours. It’s your similarity to the group that matters, not you as an individual.

Anthill Magazine's SMART 100 (2009)

Anthill Magazine teamed up with market research firm Colmar Brunton and 1,600 'mavens' to identify 100 of Australia's most promising product innovations. Introducing... the inaugural Smart 100.

Apple is a 'Cathedral'. Google is a 'Bazaar'. So where will you park your...

Apple and Google have radically different approaches to building online marketplaces. So will our smartphone apps of the future be delivered from the hallowed alter or the pulsing street?

Sophee McPhee, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Launching an independent niche magazine as the economy is nose-diving would be daunting enough, let alone doing so as a 22-year-old student. But that's just what Queenslander Sophee McPhee did in 2008 when she became as the Founding Editor of Queensland Calendar Girls Magazine (QCG Magazine).

IT and the Australian election: heads you lose, tails you don’t win

Even though Australia enjoys an excellent budgetary position by world standards, fiscal policy has been a big issue for the current federal election. In a tight election, each party argued hard that their policies would deliver the biggest budget surplus over the next three years. However, when this year's historic post-election dramas are over, the winner will be faced with the challenge of some serious belt-tightening if it is to deliver on promises. Whichever party wins, the next three years will herald another period of efficiency drives and cuts.

Gordon Gekko is back!

Gordon Gekko, the fictional character Michael Douglas portrayed as the epitome of 1980s corporate materialism, is back. Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 classic Wall Street begins with Gekko just emerging from prison with a lingering taste for 'the game'.

Barefoot Power: The giant strides of a ‘social enterprise’

It is tempting to call Barefoot Power the next best business model since microfinance. But combining social purpose with capitalism’s animal spirits should sound frightening, given what has happened to for-profit microfinance, notably in India.

Diary of an Entrepreneur Raising Capital: Naked Bungie Jumping

“If ever my optimism or motivation wains slightly, I try to picture it all working out in the end, just as planned. And if that doesn’t work, I just imagine how lucky I am not to have to get up each morning and do something really challenging, such as naked bungie jumping. Suddenly, seeking capital, staying motivated, etc., seems relatively simple, not to mention a lot less embarrassing.”

I’ve always wanted a clone. Now, my iPad can become one [VIDEO]

I don't mean a Dr Evil Mini Me sort of clone, either. I've just felt that sometimes, it would be better if I could be in two places at once. Like, at home and at work. Or, better yet, diving and at home, I mean work.

If you want to know what the web will look like in 2011, watch...

If you're wondering about the future of the internet but want more than the glib, usually poorly researched (albeit visually spectacular) YouTube memes that surface every six months, prepare to be impressed. In 20 minutes, Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker outlines the 10 most influential internet trends likely to influence the way we create, consume and exploit digital media in 2011.

How Ernst & Young is opening doors for new startups

Ernst & Young has announced the launch of its Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a new online platform that is designed to provide guidance to entrepreneurs and innovators on their ascent toward business growth, and of course, eventual success. The concept hinges on enabling fast-growing companies to connect to each other and share ideas proactively.

[email protected]! What if the Nativity played out in the digital age?

How would the story of the Nativity play out if Joseph, Mary and the Three Wise Men had access to email, smartphones, online social media and Internet shopping? A Portuguese web-development company put together a cheeky video Christmas card that offers a early 21st century version of the birth of Jesus.

Click Frenzy: Was it really a bomb? Or just a sympton of Australia’s fear...

The Australian culture is unforgiving to start-ups, unless it all goes ‘perfectly’. What I love about the approach from Click Frenzy is its refusal to accept the proposition that the event was a failure. In fact, the company was a victim of its own success - there were too many customers.

Say no to handshake deals. Get the fine print instead

When a person enters into a business relationship, particularly with family members, friends and acquaintances, the use of legal contracts is often perceived as a sign of mistrust. It does not have to be that way.

Applications for the SMART 100 are now open! Apply, Nominate, Share!

Australia needs more innovators and champions of innovation. As a nation, we rely heavily on natural resources and primary industries -- perhaps too heavily? This is your chance to get some recognition for your innovation or promote another Australian innovation.
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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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