Monthly Archives: June 2017 Back

Leadership Step by Step : Become the Person Others Follow (ebook)

Author: Joshua Spodek Leadership literature is full of principles and ideas—but they rarely leave the page. Practice is what turns abstract concepts into useful skills. Leadership Step by Step walks readers through what to do and how to do it in an integrated and comprehensive progression of exercises designed to cultivate key abilities, behaviors, and … Read more


Join us this July for some incredible learning and networking opportunities! Conveniently scheduled over your lunchbreak, the Business Studio lunch box forums serve as 45 minute inspirational and informative sessions that focus on a variety of business related topics. Bring along your lunch or grab something from The Library Cafe on your way! Social Media Marketing with … Read more

Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader fights back against hundreds of one-star Facebook reviews: Three lessons on fighting trolls

Independent bookseller Avid Reader has staved off a troll attack on Facebook with a series of witty comments and delicious-looking cake, and marketing and social media experts are calling on other SMEs to use the situation to think about their own game plans for unwanted attention on social platforms. On Monday the Brisbane bookshop re-posted … Read more

“Only the paranoid survive”:’s co-founder on future-proofing his business

With between three and four million visits per month, is Australia’s most frequented comparison website. According to co-founder and director, Fred Schebesta, to stay ahead of the game, he and his business partner Frank Restuccia have had to be penny-wise, people-focused and paranoid.    In 2002, Schebesta, then aged 22, co-founded digital agency Freestyle … Read more

Trust Factor : The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies (ebook)

Authors: Paul J. Zak and Paul J. Zak For decades, alarms have sounded about declining engagement. Yet companies continue to struggle with toxic cultures, and the low productivity and unhappiness that go with them. Why is “culture” so difficult to improve? What makes so many good employees check out? Neuroscientist Paul Zak shows that innate … Read more

Brisbane startup Advvy goes head to head with top 100 Asian startups

Brisbane-based media management startup Advvy will be battling it out against the top 100 startups in Asia at the Echelon Asia Summit in Singapore next week. Advvy is the only Australian startup selected for the Top100 Fight Club pitch competition, and will be pitching to the likes of Sequoia Capital, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, Vertex Ventures … Read more