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Digital keeps moving at a scary pace so this start-up is offering real future-proof...

Academy Xi currently offers part-time courses with full-time options coming in 2017. The courses are 10 weeks in duration and are deliberately structured to be intense, covering everything from the basics to best practice.

Why slamming the brakes can be a great product strategy… just ask my dog

During a recent visit to the off-leash park my dog was being jostled either side by a couple of rouge, running hounds. Instead of carrying on, enduring the torment of being corralled by the hecklers, my dog stopped, stood tall, and let them go past. Then she changed course and reasserted herself. This has been the strategy of Intel, Hollywood and independent schools.

A lesson about product management from an old guy in Speedos

Swimming laps at the local pool the other day, the old guy in the lane next to me offered some unsolicited advice: "Your kick, too inefficient. You are using too much energy. You need to go like this..." at which point he mimicked shallow, light movements with his hands. My reaction? "What would he know?!" It was rookie-mistake.

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Five essential ingredients for a humming homepage with James Tuckerman [FREE...

Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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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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