Monthly Archives: February 2019 Back

The Disruptors 2 : How Social Entrepreneurs Lead and Manage Disruption (ebook)

Authors: Kerrin Myres and Gus Silber Interest in the social enterprise movement by the formal business sector is growing, as social entrepreneurs often operate in highly complex and constrained environments and offer corporates and other businesses the opportunity to learn new ways of managing and leading.Meet the next crop of Disruptors: social entrepreneurs navigating the … Read more

Start before you’re ready : the young entrepreneur’s guide to extraordinary success in work and life (book)

Author: Mick Spencer In this book, Mick Spencer speaks candidly to other future business leaders whose unconventional aspirations aren’t served by conventional advice. He challenges a reader’s assumption that you need to have a university degree or financial assets to succeed. Through engrossing anecdotes, he shows readers that to ‘start before you’re ready’ means making … Read more

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership (with bonus article “Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview”) (ebook)

Author: Harvard Business Review What will it take to create a more gender-balanced workplace? If you read nothing else on leadership and gender at work, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you … Read more


Entrepreneurs Mario Hasanakos and Alex Badran have revolutionised the ‘piggy bank’ with Spriggy, a banking app for families to encourage children to ‘turn pocket money into practical life lessons’. Since its launch in November 2016, Spriggy has welcomed more than 160,000 members to its Spriggy family.  The app provides children with a digital piggy bank, … Read more

Melbourne genetics startup raises $525,000 from big-name backers including Culture Amp co-founder

Genetics and health startup Eugene has secured $525,000 in funding to roll out its home genetic-testing and remote-consulting tech. Speaking to StartupSmart, Eugene co-founder and chief Kunal Kalro explained the startup’s first testing kits are designed to help prospective parents understand how likely they may be to pass genetic disorders to their children. Eugene’s testing kits … Read more

Entrepreneur revolution : how to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works (book)

Author: Daniel Priestley A no-nonsense, implementable handbook for taking part in the Entrepreneur Revolution. We are living in revolutionary times; times with an impact as significant and far-reaching as the previous Industrial Revolution was to the Agricultural Age. Technological shifts have allowed micro-businesses to compete with large corporations. Small business can now have a global … Read more

How Sydney recruitment startup Curious Thing scored $1.5 million just months after it was founded

Sydney Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup Curious Thing has secured $1.5 million in seed funding just six months after it was founded, as it prepares to roll out its AI-enabled HR software. The funding was co-led by Singapore-based Qualgro, and Aussie VC Reinventure Group. Founded in July 2018, Curious Thing is headed up by three founders who are … Read more