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  • Tony Hsieh

    10 Business tips you can learn from Zappos

    If you haven’t heard of Zappos yet, I’m sure you’ll come across them a lot more if you keep them on your radar.  The ‘short story’ is that they started 10 years ago as an online shoe retailer and got bought by Amazon in 2009 […]

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  • greatWhite122

    Are you (predictably) irrational?

    I’ve always had a fascination with the psychology of human behaviour, especially the irrational. eg. Why are we so scared of sharks? But why aren’t we scared getting into a vehicle? Yet we average 300 road fatalities per year (in Queensland), and average 0.45 shark attack fatalities per year (in […]

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  • Tom-Peters

    Tom Peters’ 3 Words of Wisdom

    Tom Peters came to Australia to keynote the Growth Summit. At 68 years of age, Tom’s energy is amazing and his presentation was like a roller coaster ride. Drawing upon a lifetime of experience, he shoots off gems of knowledge at a rapid fire rate. […]

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  • Rework front and back

    10 Best Bits of Rework

    When my colleague Sam gave me Rework to read, I was thrilled.  It’s been on my wishlist for ages. 37 signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson like to march to the beat of a different drum. The way they started, run and choose not […]

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  • My childhood hero 'King Wally' Lewis

    How to meet your hero

    As a kid, my heroes were sporting stars like Wally Lewis, Keiran Perkins, Ian Healy & John Eales — and I eventually met them all! Even as an adult, I still get a rush from meeting my heroes. Now in my 30s, I am passionately […]

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  • Uluwatu

    What I shipped in 2010

    Inspired by what Seth Godin ‘shipped’ in 2010, here’s my list: What I shipped in 2010: Business: 1.  Bluewire events — 4 educational events (including David Meerman Scott live via satellite) 2. My personal blog — you’re reading it now! 3.  Web Strategy Planning Template […]

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  • by Seth Godin

    How to be a Linchpin (even if you own the business)

    I’d put off buying Linchpin by Seth Godin because I’d thought it was all about being indispensable at your job… and being a small business owner, I assumed it wasn’t going to be as relevant to me.  I was wrong. So, I eventually clicked on […]

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  • Jack Daly

    Take paid holidays whenever you want!

    Last week, Jack Daly was in Brisbane and he shared a few stories about culture.  The first was Zappos.com – a 10 year old company that was just bought by Amazon for $1.2 billion.  They started selling shoes online and have expanded into selling other apparel, but […]

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  • Meeting Gary Bertwistle

    Keeping the stoke alive

    Starting a business is like riding a roller coaster with highs and lows but never a dull moment.  One of the more challenging things to do is keep our stoke high. And more importantly, understand why it wanes and know how to re-invigorate it when […]

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  • Toby and myself at Growth Summit

    What I learnt from Verne Harnish at Growth Summit

    Verne Harnish was the drawcard for me attending the National Business Growth Summit in Sydney recently (7-8 Feb 2010). Not only was Verne outstanding as usual but he also introduced us to few other international speakers who I liked. First was David Meerman Scott, marketing […]

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