Opinion

  • The importance of corporate experience for start-up

    It’s generally understood that up to 90 per cent of all startups fail. That’s concerning news for anyone with a dream to make The Big Exit either as an investor in an early stage company or as an entrepreneur. But according to Doron Peleg, the CEO of startup RiskWise Property Research, there are ways to… Read more »

  • New research finds Aussie men twice as likely to be scared of working with women

    Online mentoring platform, Art of Mentoring, has today released new research that looks at how the #MeToo movement has affected working relationships between men and women. Art of Mentoring surveyed 450 women and 150 men (mostly Australian) across varying work situations and levels of responsibilities. The survey results revealed the activities which caused the biggest… Read more »

  • China’s clean energy pledge will open up opportunities for Aussie startups

    China, the country with many given titles like the fastest growing economy, the world’s manufacturing hub, the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, its hard to not know about China. I’m sure you’ve heard about China’s involvement with the push for clean energy and turning the tide for making a change… Read more »

  • We are in the midst of Industry 4.0 and here’s what you need to know

    The fourth industrial revolution is well on its way, and we are in the midst of it. We are aware of the first, second and third industrial revolution and the advancement that it has brought us. The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is the evolution of what we call ‘smart factory’. If you’ve… Read more »

  • Snapchat’s mistake spells a valuable lesson for us

    It is time to talk about it, that elephant in the room, the fact that we only use snapchat for geo-tag for 21st birthdays and replying that 20 friend that still uses it. We all know Snapchat is slowing ending up on the second or third page of our apps folder or home screen, and… Read more »

  • Canva acquiring Zeetings shows more than just their success

    Canva has made waves again, this time with an acquisition. With a mission to ‘put an end to death by Powerpoint’, they’ve acquired online interactive presentation tool Zeetings for an undisclosed amount. The staff of Zeetings will join the Canva team and create a power team to disrupt the design industry. This comes right after… Read more »

  • How Amazon will affect the Australian digital ecosystem

    Since the launch of Amazon in Australia in December last year, there has been much hype about how the launch would impact Australian businesses and consumer behaviour. Just on 61-bit alone, three articles were written about Amazon and its potential impact (you can read more here, here and here). We decided to engage in an expert… Read more »

  • 4 reasons why working with a distributed team works

    Distributed teams. Yay or nay? Lets first begin saying that some of the highest-performing teams that are out there are distributed teams. A distributed team is one that’s spread across geographical boundaries and time zones. These teams are likely to be based in different cities and don’t often physically work together. Companies like 37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer are multi-million dollar companies… Read more »