The business of addiction: how the video gaming industry is evolving to be like the casino industry

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, today one … Read more

AUTHENTICITY, DISCLOSURE AND DISCIPLINE: HOW JULES LUND BUILT A TRIBE OF 20,000 INFLUENCERS

When influencer marketplace TRIBE launched with a requirement for social media influencers to own, or be willing to buy, the products they’d be recommending, there was ‘push back’ from those who were used to freebies. Believing authenticity to be paramount, founder Jules Lund stuck to his guns. A good thing too – today, the marketplace … Read more

How Steve Glaveski and Taj Pabari are equipping Australian students with entrepreneurial skills for the future

The rise of automation, developments in artificial intelligence, and entire industries being disrupted: the future of work may seem uncertain for some, but two members of the Australian startup community are developing new ways to equip the next generation with the entrepreneurial skills they need to create their own futures. Youth entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand … Read more

SLINGSHOT LAUNCHING RETAIL ACCELERATOR AHEAD OF AMAZON’S ARRIVAL: “IT IS NO COINCIDENCE”

Ahead of Amazon’s arrival in Australia, corporate accelerator Slinghot and retail network NORA have partnered to launch Australia’s first retail tech accelerator. According to Slingshot CEO Karen Lawson, the 12-week ‘RetailTech’ program will assist a consortium of four large-scale retail companies (including logistics and payments businesses) to ‘fast-track’ the development of new revenue streams, processes … Read more

These Female Entrepreneurs Created a Fake Male Co-Founder to Work Around Sexism. How Well It Worked Is Incredibly Eye Opening.

From the scandals involving gender bias at Uber and Google and the resignations of two prominent investors as a result of accusations of sexual harassment, the last few months have seen an intense focus about how issues of workplace sexism and discrimination are addressed, especially in Silicon Valley. The sexism at play in the tech industry can manifest in a number … Read more

Never Quit: Strategies on Perseverance From 6 Seasoned Entrepreneurs

When starting out in business, it can be difficult to generate self-belief if you’ve never done it before. “Maybe this isn’t for me,” you think after the 10th hot lead says, “I’ll pass.” These seasoned entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their strategies to program your mind for relentless persistence. 1. Take the punches. Most people … Read more