Category Archives: Disruption 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

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

The escape industry : how iconic and innovative brands built the travel business (book)

Author: Mark Tungate Travel as a concept is universally attractive and the opportunities for fun, engaging branding and marketing in this sector are arguably limitless. Glamour and appeal aside, travel is a hugely competitive, multi-million pound industry and marketers of all sectors can learn important lessons from it. Catering for mass consumer travel, from business … Read more


Tim Moylan has given the video industry a shake-up with the world’s first ‘always-on’ video production company, Shootsta. As one of this year’s top 10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs, Tim plans to expand into New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA and Europe over the next 12 months.  Shootsta is a video production company offering businesses the opportunity to produce … Read more

Bring on the competition, says founder of neobank Xinja, as second equity crowdfunding campaign smashes $500,000 in nine hours

Australian neobank Xinja has kicked off its second equity crowdfunding campaign, smashing its minimum subscription of $500,000 within just nine hours. Xinja’s first crowdfunding campaign in January last year — also the first campaign in Australia — raised $500,000 in 18 hours, and went on to raise a total of $2.4 million. Since then, the neobank has launched its prepaid … Read more

Superminds : the surprising power of people and computers thinking together (book)

Author: Thomas W. Malone If you’re like most people, you probably believe that humans are the most intelligent animals on our planet. But there’s another kind of entity that can be far smarter: groups of people. In this groundbreaking book, Thomas Malone, the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, shows how groups … Read more

Reset : Business and Society in the New Social Landscape (ebook)

Authors: James Rubin and Barie Carmichael As consumers, our access to—and appetite for—information about what and how we buy continues to grow. Powered by social media, increasingly we look at the companies behind the products and are disappointed when their actions do not meet our expectations. With engaged citizens acting as 24/7 auditors of corporate … Read more

New power : how power works in our hyperconnected world–and how to make it work for you (book)

Authors: Jeremy Heimans & Henry Timms Power is changing. Once held by the few, it was hoarded and jealously guarded, like currency. But the technological revolution of the past two decades has made possible a new form of power, one that operates differently, like a current. ‘New Power’ is for the many; it is open, … Read more