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THE CROSSROADS REPORT: POOR ACCESS TO GLOBAL TALENT BUT ITS NOT ALL BAD NEWS FOR STARTUPS

Although it’s becoming easier for startups to raise capital in Australia, high-growth companies are hamstrung by a shallow pool of global talent, warned Alex McCauley, CEO of StartupAUS and lead author of the 2017 Crossroads Report. The report, a comprehensive review of the nation’s startup ecosystem, features a state-by-state brief on the progress of local startup ecosystem, … Read more

The Sincerity Edge : How Ethical Leaders Build Dynamic Businesses (ebook)

Authors: Alexandra Christina and Timothy L. Fort Recognizing their role as “corporate citizens,” companies are seeking guidance on how to be true to their missions, principled in practice, and well regarded for their contributions to society. As this book reveals, the key lies in sincerity—the sum of values like authenticity, integrity, and trust. Countess Alexandra … Read more

Shaping Social Enterprise : Understanding Institutional Context and Influence (ebook)

Author: Janelle A. Kerlin Offers the first tested framework that helps identify institutional influences affecting social enterprise. For well over a decade, scholars and practitioners have known that social enterprise looks different in different contexts but few have attempted to understand why. Kerlin’s work in this area is the first to consider the influence of … Read more

The Executive’s Guide to 21st Century Corporate Citizenship : How your Company Can Win the Battle for Reputation and Impact (ebook)

Authors: Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith A succinct handbook that provides senior managers with everything they need to understand how corporate citizenship builds reputation, delivers value to the bottom line, and mobilizes an organization’s employees and customers. It shows how integrating sustainability and social impact to improve your operating context can also improve your … Read more

No such thing as a free gift : the Gates foundation and the price of philanthropy (book)

Author: Linsey McGoey The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000. Just under 5,000 more were established in 2011 alone. This deluge of philanthropy has helped create a world … Read more

This 24-year-old used Snapchat to launch a startup so successful, he turned down jobs at Facebook and Uber — all while fighting cancer

24-year-old Khallil Mangalji is a happy guy. He just closed a $US1.8 million round of venture funding for his two-year-old startup, Fiix, and got some good news about his health. The cancer tumour he’s been fighting for the past year while launching his startup is in retreat and the prognosis for a full recovery is good, he … Read more

Barayamal partners with CoderDojo to launch coding clubs focused on Indigenous Australians

Indigenous-focused accelerator program Barayamal has partnered with global kids coding initiative CoderDojo to launch CoderDojo First Nations, a network of coding clubs aimed at Indigenous Australians. First Nations will leverage CoderDojo’s resources of volunteer-led community programming clubs, which cater to young people from ages seven to seventeen, to provide educational sessions that teach participants how … Read more

The fix : how nations survive and thrive in a world in decline (book)

Author: Jonathan Tepperman From immigration reform to energy resources, from political paralysis to inequality and extremism, we are beset by a raft of huge and seemingly insurmountable issues. The daily newspapers, the rolling 24-hour television news, portray a world in terminal decline: the rise of IS, the Syrian refugee crisis, Beijing’s financial fallibility and Putin’s … Read more