Monthly Archives: August 2017 Back

Rocket Fuel : The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business (ebook)

Authors: Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters Discover the vital relationship that will take your company from “What’s next?” to “We have liftoff!” Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for … Read more

Our lifestyle, not our innovation, attracts US investment to Australia

One of the biggest turnoffs for US investment and workers is also the biggest pet peeve for locals – housing affordability. Our research finds lifestyle factors are what makes Australia stand out from other international destinations. We combined 13 in-depth case studies of firms with strong ties between the United States and Australia, a survey of business … Read more

Auckland-based fintech Vend appoints former Yelp director Dave Scheine as APAC Country Manager

Auckland-based point-of-sale (POS) and retail management software fintech Vend has announced the appointment of former Yelp director Dave Scheine as the company’s new country manager for Asia-Pacific. According to Vend, the appointment comes as a part of the company’s strategy to grow its presence regionally, expanding upon its global sales team and forwarding its position … Read more

NSW Government passes legislation to allow trials of autonomous vehicles as Victoria announces CityLink trial

NSW Government has passed legislation to allow for the trial of automated vehicles on both city and regional roads across the state. The new laws will allow Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Melinda Pavey to approve trials; applicants must have “adequate insurance provisions” and safety management plans in place. It comes as the first trial of autonomous … Read more

Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Renewable energy is driving profound changes in cities. It’s happening much more quickly than was expected even five years ago. Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind. … Read more

Bunbury-based ecommerce platform Delpino’s helps consumers buy ‘ethical’ products based on their values

According to a report published by the ABC earlier this year, the retail sales value of Fairtrade products in Australia has increased by 70 percent over the last five years to reach more than $260 million, with consumers steadily becoming more aware of the impact their purchases can have. Of course, there is more to be done … Read more