Monthly Archives: December 2018 Back

The Insightful Leader : Find Your Leadership Superpowers, Crush Limiting Beliefs, and Abolish Self-Sabotaging Behaviors (ebook)

Author: Carlann Fergusson Traditional leadership coaching asks leaders to substitute ineffective behaviors with alternatives, without addressing the underlying internal beliefs that reinforce the old behaviors. After months of successfully trying to change, a leader may suddenly face stressors at work–a looming deadline or a difficult negotiation–that trigger counterproductive behavior, resulting in guilt, shame, and frustration. … Read more

Hey, sole sister! Synxsole springs to life with Chemist Warehouse, Amazon

Frustrated by orthotics that fit poorly into fashion shoes and sports boots, podiatrist Rachael Ferguson tackled the problem with a solution and the result was Synxsole. She says the insoles available before she founded the business in 2012 often weren’t therapeutic, so when patients visited her clinic their purchases would be destined for the bin rather … Read more

ACCC preliminary report slams unfettered dominance of Facebook and Google

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has today released its most scathing assessment of how American tech giants are impacting the Australian market, particularly the news and advertising sectors. The regulator released a preliminary report containing 11 preliminary recommendations and eight areas for further analysis as part of its inquiry into the impact Facebook … Read more

“Biggest compliance undertaking since GST”: Everything you need to know about the new single touch payroll laws

Legislation to extend single touch payroll (STP) reporting to businesses with less than 19 employees passed the Senate on Wednesday. The changes were expected to get through, but their passage through the Senate brings the reality of STP reporting for Australia’s smallest businesses to the fore. Businesses will technically be required to be complying with … Read more

‘1984’ style encryption laws will stymie startup growth: founders

Angry members of the country’s startup community say the passing of the government’s encryption legislation on Thursday will curb Australia’s tech export success for decades to come. The ‘Assistance and Access’ bill passed the House of Representatives late on the last sitting day of parliament for 2018, after Labor made the surprise decision to vote through the … Read more

The entrepreneurial attitude : lessons from Junior Achievement’s 100 years of developing young entrepreneurs (book)

Author: Larry C. Farrell What do Mark Cuban, Steve Case, Sanjay Gupta, Donna Shalala, and Christina Aguilera all have in common? They are all Junior Achievement alumni who developed an entrepreneurial attitude about their life’s work! In this landmark book, Larry Farrell, the world’s most experienced authority on researching and teaching entrepreneurship, has partnered with … Read more

A NSW farmer with a clever way to increase crop yields has been honoured at Australia’s local Nobel gala

Husband and wife farmers David and Wendy Finlay won the Up and Coming Award at the annual Cicada Innovations Nobel Gala in Sydney.   They won for their method of planting seeds, doing away with heavy machinery and increasing yields.   Biomedical company Trimph and Prospection, a health insights company, also won awards. A farming … Read more