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John Wolpert: Extreme Blue turns true blue

John Wolpert is best known for his work as Lab Director of IBM's incubator for technology and business concept innovation, Extreme Blue. However, his...

Book reviews

Against the odds James Dyson Orion Business Books, 1997 "...no one, these days, can be arsed with the intellectual open-mindedness it takes for a Renaissance." James Dyson James...

Exporting IP… trader beware

The US-Australia Free Trade agreement has got everyone talking. Like it or loathe it, smart companies are reading the fine print. They are doing...

Pure ambition: inside nudie

Tim Pethick is the founder and managing director of 'renegade' fruit juice company, Nudie, which not only makes him top banana, but "Chief Nudie",...

Research funding shake-up… worth a stir

The Research Collaboration Review, chaired by Mr Donald McGauchie and released last March, recommends funding changes to major public sector research agencies in an...

Memoirs of a tech wreck insider

It's now four years since the 'tech-wreck' of April 2000. Four years!!! Can you believe it? Yet, it's so hard to move on. We continue...

Preventative medicine: a bitter pill to swallow

Preventative genetic medicine has opened a can of worms -- for ethicists, scientists, medical practitioners and governments. What will happen when a person's genetic weaknesses...

Capital seekers… get to the point!

Why is it that so many people involved in the communications, information and biotechnology industries seem incapable of simply articulating what it is that...

Putting the IP in your IPO

In the rollercoaster ride of potentially lucrative, but often disappointing, technology IPOs and private equity investments, a well-managed intellectual property portfolio could be your...

Book reviews

Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language Don Watson Random House, 2003 "While English spreads across the globe, the language itself is shrinking. Vast numbers of new...

Dr Robin Batterham

Batterham than me! Dr Robin Batterham has one of the toughest jobs in Australia. He is Australia's Chief Scientist. But what exactly does that mean? According...

Innovation Factories

IDEO: Masters of Innovation Jeremy Myerson Lawrence King Publishing The year was 1982. US magazine, Design, had asked one of its writers, Jeremy Myerson, to visit a...

Winning Yankees: inside koala creek

The United States is a mecca for wine importers - which is hardly surprising given that it is the world's third largest consumer of...

Tony Surtees: mind games

Best-selling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin, describes him as "one of the most brilliant marketers on the scene today." Most Australians know him as...

Legal: Flipping up

Business people love to use jargon, but what exactly does it mean to do a "flip-up"? Not to be confused with "two-up", our national...

Tech it (or leave it)

Deck the halls... with innovation wizardry. This holiday season, anthill presents stocking stuffers and high-tech toys to buy or simply dream about. PEUGEOT 4002 LOOKS...

Super bowl vs. begging bowl

Why do so many of our universities appear reluctant to exploit their alignments with business and alumni when approaching the matter of fundraising? Why...

Unlocking CRCs for SMEs

It is essential for publicly funded research organisations to work well together. It is even more important that these organisations work in a manner...

Who’s on track?

It's said that in China the economic revolution is most visible on its roads. In recent years, carmakers from Japan, Europe and the US have...

Who's on track?

It's said that in China the economic revolution is most visible on its roads. In recent years, carmakers from Japan, Europe and the US have...

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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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