Why two of Australia’s hottest tech exports Atlassian and BigCommerce love Austin

It’s Friday morning at Atlassian‘s workplace in Austin, Texas, and the enterprise software maker’s staff are huddling in the “Eatlassian” kitchen snacking on complimentary breakfast tacos and listening to team announcements. Later in the day they’ll have the option to migrate to the nearby internal drinks bar or outside patio with views of the city, which … Read more

Is this the end of the road for Myer?

Things are in free-fall at Myer, Australia’s largest department store chain, with chief executive Richard Umbers resigning abruptly on Wednesday and retail analyst Brian Walker saying “in its current configuration Myer cannot be saved”. Just days after the company’s third profit downgrade in seven months, the share price, around 54 cents, is barely 14% of the $4.10 share … Read more

The Brisbane entrepreneurs who cut through US red tape to develop medical devices

A Brisbane medical innovation start-up is revolutionising medical product development in Australia and the US1 by creating their latest product from concept to US FDA approval at two and a half times faster and 65 times cheaper than the US average timeframe and cost to develop a medical device. Orthopaedic innovation and devices company Field Orthopaedics … Read more

Kmart chief says the retailer is “failing” customers and will only reach sales targets if the team remains “dissatisfied”

Kmart is posting big wins in a challenging retail environment, but managing director Ian Bailey has marked “dissatisfaction” as a driving force as he leads the company into the next stage of its growth. And it’s an approach that one leadership expert says SMEs can learn from when setting up their businesses for future success. … Read more

FED GOVT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE MULTINATIONALS PAY THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TAX

The Federal Government is acting to improve the integrity and operation of the business tax system by introducing legislation to close loopholes in the tax consolidation regime that create unintended tax outcomes, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer has announced. According to Minister O’Dwyer, the tax consolidation regime, in allowing wholly-owned corporate groups … Read more

Write Better Right Now : The Reluctant Writer’s Guide to Confident Communication and Self-Assured Style (ebook)

Author: Mary-Kate Mackey In almost any career, you must know how to write—even if it’s not part of your job description. But if you are a reluctant writer, producing even the simplest memo may be a struggle. Write Better Right Now is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation … Read more

Born to lead? : empowering insights and personal journeys of outstanding business leaders (book)

Authors: Tony Dormer and Charisse Gray Are exceptional leadership traits part of one’s DNA – bred from circumstance or formed on life’s journey? Are there personalities or characteristics that make people fit, or unfit, to be a leader? How to exceptional leaders differentiate themselves, and is there such a thing as an exceptional leadership philosophy? … Read more