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Jun 19, 2016

Behavioral Innovation, the Need To Pivot, Why We Don’t and What We Can Do About It

Written by Christine Thong and Evan Shellshear

When was the last time you seriously thought about your blue chip investments going broke? At what point will those shares be worth nothing? Although it may sound ridiculous, the question is serious because at the current rate of disruption, it has been predicted that half of the S&P 500 will be replaced over the next 10 years. Where does that leave your investments?

The need and act of a business pivoting is natural. It can almost be seen as a form of corporate evolution. Over the years, the largest businesses only keep their top spots by evolving and chasing the sunrise markets and leaving the sunsets. Intel famously [...]

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May 31, 2016

The 5 Tricks To Build A Startup In 6 Months Like A Pro

I wanted to reach out to everyone in this blog post and share with everyone some awesome tricks to build a startup lightning fast, validate your idea within six months and have a growth-ready startup or die trying. Ok so not the latter, just the former.

What I want to discuss here are the great things you can take advantage of because you live in Australia. We have an amazing safety net to catch fallen entrepreneurs and a startup environment which now has pretty good infrastructure. So let’s get to it, what should you do? Well the first thing is to have an idea and assuming you have one, let’s get to the first step:

If you are new to the startup game, time to get a [...]
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Aug 22, 2013

Handpresso AUTO – I want one

Handpresso in operation

I love coffee, I am a coffee nazi, for many years I searched for the ideal coffee beans, I have tried so many different types of coffee before settling on a favourite brand (Afro Java from ). I also have a conical grinder which is essential and have been known to travel from one side of the harbour to the other to buy the right beans.

I also love solo hardware hackers that build prototypes of useful machines in the hope of getting them to market.

So if you are similarly afflicted and you drive a lot and lament the rubbish coffee you get from most cafe’s, you will love this new product [...]

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Aug 21, 2013

µRuler – Sydney based crowdfunded PCB Ruler oversubscribed 1100% on

Sydney based Dave Jones the editor of Electronics Engineering Video Blog has an awesome crowdfunded project on Australia’s own crowdfunding site

Since posting the project with a target of raising $2500 he now has 2050 supporters that have pledged over $28,000 (that last $15 was mine)  to order a batch of his µRuler a specialised Electrical Engineering oriented ruler. This is reportedly one of the most successful projects in terms of oversubscription since the Australian based crowdfunding platform launched.


You might ask why you would want one of [...]

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