Category Archives: Productivity Back

Billion-dollar thinking: Why budding entrepreneurs should be looking within for startup inspiration

Developing a startup idea from conception through to execution and implementation is a process fraught with challenges and potential pitfalls. There are, however, a number of steps entrepreneurs can take to aid the process and help achieve the first step of inspiration. Alex Kistenev, co-founder and chief executive of Standuply, writes in a Medium blog post that many … Read more

Why these Indian startups are naming their office spaces after The Beatles and Roger Federer

For startups looking to inspire their employees and foster a strong sense of company culture, room themes and nomenclature can be one way of setting the tone in the workplace. While the mega-complexes of Apple and Google sit at one end of the workplace spectrum, innovative decor and themes are certainly not the sole province … Read more

STEVE SCANLAN NAMED BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017

The competition was the strongest it has ever been in 2017, with nominees ranging from innovative social entrepreneurs to heavyweight recruitment specialists. But it was clear that the man at the helm one of Brisbane’s fastest growing companies would take the gong for Business News Australia’s Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. Founder of … 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

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