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

Stealing fire : how Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS, and maverick scientists are revolutionizing the way we live and work (book)

Authors: Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything … Read more

GRUELLING IPO PAYS OFF FOR DREAMSCAPE, COO REVEALS

It’s been a gruelling 12 months for online solutions provider Dreamscape (ASX: DN8) which just released its maiden full year result. Thankfullly the company, which owns Australia’s Crazy Domains and Singapore’s Vodien Internet Solutions, posted a record year across all key metrics. During FY17, managing director and CEO Mark Evans, along with Crazy Comains COO … 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

Fit for growth : a guide to strategic cost cutting, restructuring, and renewal (book)

Authors: Deniz Caglar, John Plansky, and Vinay Couto Fit for Growth is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior … Read more

PEER-TO-PEER TRADING: HOW IT COULD ADDRESS THE RISING COST OF ELECTRICITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The opportunity for small to medium sized businesses to make the switch to solar and batteries is stronger than it has ever been. Similar to households, small businesses typically pay high electricity rates and unlike big businesses, possess less negotiating power on energy retail costs. Small businesses also tend to have tighter budgets when it … Read more