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Email in real life; it’s funny because it’s true [VIDEO]

Remember the days when you checked your inbox only to find that you had no new messages? Me either. In fact, most people get too much...

Engaged employees are key but how exactly do you measure employee engagement?

As businesses know very well, non-engagement leads to resignations, which leads to unnecessary cost and delays. When staff leave, a whole lot of talent and opportunity leaves with them.

Dance pony, dance! A dancing shetland pony uses the number one rule of viral...

That's one mighty fine looking pony. And boy, can it move its tiny little pony feet.

Bad manners will earn your business a thorough spanking

Most people nowadays have next to zero regard for basic workplace etiquette. And yet, in any business, new or old, small or large, the way employees treat and behave around one another plays quite a huge role in productivity. If you are looking to build a professional brand, then you cannot afford to overlook these six tips to office etiquette and manners.

A social media dictionary for a new age

You’ve heard all the pros and cons for social networking. So, I’m not going there again. If you hate social media, run away. Now. However, for those of you who are hooked, there’s a whole new world of words and phrases that you need to be across. So, I felt it was time for a dictionary for our new, social media age.

The future of work is finally here – but is your business ready?

Executives still waiting for the future of work to arrive nnedto spin around: it’s already here, and it’s not just changing what we do but also why we do it

Global Hub network pops up in Melbourne. “Would you like a connection with that?”

There may be a conspicuous 'Me' in the word Melbourne, but a new global movement has taken root in the city's business district to encourage teamwork in dynamic spaces. Collaborative consumption is the name of the movement. You may have heard of it: The Financial Times has deemed it a “social revolution gaining momentum.” Hub Melbourne is its latest achievement.

“The American Dream” employs engaging animation to tell a fiscal horror story [VIDEO]

"The American Dream" is a horror story told in "South Park" style. It says the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank has locked the US in a nigh-unbreakable cycle of loans, interest and debt, using an endless flow of currency that's backed by absolutely nothing. Side-splitting yet sobering, there's a lesson in this YouTube 'epic' for everyone.

SMART 100 Winners Revealed 2014

They're innovative, Australian, highly commercial and they're changing the world, one idea at a time. Yes, it's time to reveal this year's SMART 100...

Crowdsourcing is working for Facebook design, can it work for your business, too?

The crowd is changing social media design as much as its changing anything – well, everything else, really. The great thing that many of businesses are actively learning that crowdsourcing is not just good for basic services, it's good for ideas and creativity.

Aggressive Growth [CARTOON]

Most companies strive to achieve aggressive growth. It is something that is ultimately a sign of success. But as any entrepreneur knows, it's rarely...

Brisbane cybersecurity company beats worldwide competition to be named 2017 FinTech Startup of the...

The accolade was given to Entersoft on 29 January at the FinTech Awards, which are backed by two major Hong Kong fintech and innovation hubs. This is the company’s third major award win in as many years.

This Melbourne tech start-up is changing how we shop by monetising word-of-mouth

Referrers can add their favourite products to their Referboard page directly from retailer websites such as ASOS or Nike with a couple of clicks on their computer or smart phone.

Countdown begins to Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s tour of Australia and New Zealand

The inventor of the World Wide Web is to touch down on Australians soil on 27 January, his first visit to the country in 15 years. He will tour five cities including Wellington in New Zealand.

Interface Innovation and Inovia join forces to launch online patent filing service

Interface Innovation and Inovia have given hands to launch a new online patent filing platform which will allow Australian innovators to file patents overseas. According to Dr. Kiki Tanousis, a director of Interface innovation, the new online service aims to drop the prices of filing patents overseas, which is one of the most costly processes in the patenting process.

Instagram for Business… in 12 steps [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

This FREE INFOGRAPHIC will teach you how to effectively work through these restrictions to maximize the benefits of your business usage of Instagram.

Does anyone actually need a $1m salary?

The Global Financial Crisis (a gift from our good friends, CEOs in the USA) is bringing many of us a lot of pain and there is plenty more to come. However, it also brings us a rare opportunity for change. Let's use this time of pain to make painful changes so that when we hit the upswing, we have a better system.

Australia's ranking as a 'networked' nation is on the slide, according to World Economic...

According to the World Economic Forum, Australia is slipping as a 'networked' nation. The organisation's annual survey of 133 nations for its Global Information Technology Report (2009–2010) ranked Australia as the world's 16th most 'networked', falling from its 14th place held over the past two years.

Will Australian students’ growing disinterest in Asian studies affect our economy?

Major media has reported an “alarming” 22% decline in the number of Australian students studying Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean from kindergarten to year 12 between 2000 and 2008. And when the Australian Industry Group surveyed 380 business organisations, it found that most CEOs neither speak nor understand any Asian languages, and have minimal experience in the region, yet more than half of those surveyed planned to expand into Asia in the future.

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...
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The Alchemy of Negotiation with Matt Lohmeyer [FREE REPORT]

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.


How to give good headlines, and create emails that get opened...

If you have a beautifully crafted email with a thoughtless headline, no one will open it. It’s as simple as that. There are three main...


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...