Tina Turner

4 things Tina Turner taught me about entrepreneurship and dealing with the challenges life throws at you

- May 25, 2023 3 MIN READ

Soul-rock legend Tina Turner passed away today – and apart from teaching us all how to Nutbush, the singer’s life serves as a testament to purpose, passion and resilience – three attributes entrepreneurs have in spades. Tina’s story is one of strength and perseverance. Her journey wasn’t always easy – she faced numerous obstacles throughout… Read more »


Architecture platform Capsifi bolsters its leadership team with industry stalwarts

- March 12, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney enterprise software company, Capsifi, announced its new executive leadership team.  The company has appointed a new Chair, Andrew Barkla, CEO, Ian McAdam, and CRO, Tony Mascarenhas. Capsifi founder and former CEO Dr  Terry Roach has decided to shift his attention to the strategy and vision for product innovation. Capsifi is an architecture software platform… Read more »


Square Peg’s Paul Bassat debunked the value of anonymous feedback – just before founders ranked local VCs anonymously

- February 23, 2023 3 MIN READ

Square Peg has ditched anonymous feedback during its reviews, with cofounder Paul Bassat to saying it creates an “all care and no responsibility”mindset. Bassat took to LinkedIn to post about the company’s revised review process, a few days before a new ranking list of Australian and New Zealand VCs based on anonymous feedback from founders… Read more »

Melanie Perkins - Canva

How Melanie Perkins turned Canva into one of the world’s most successful tech companies

- January 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Melanie Perkins is an ambition-driven creative, making transformative impacts on the world of graphic design. She is CEO and co-founder of Canva, which launched in 2014. Kochie’s Business Builders editor Cec Busby untangles the truth behind Canva’s ‘overnight success’ in this interview with Perkins. Starting from scratch Melanie Perkins’ passion for design has been present… Read more »

Elon Musk

Why Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ management style sucks

- November 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

As a case study in how to implement organisational change, Elon Musk’s actions at Twitter will go down as the gold standard in what not to do. Among other things, the evidence shows successful organisational change requires: a clear, compelling vision that is communicated effectively; employee participation; and fairness in the way change is implemented.… Read more »

Niki Scevak - Blackbird co-founder

How to make yourself an industry leader

- August 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Want to create a perception that you’re a leader in the customer community your startup serves, or in the professional startup field you work in? It’s not rocket surgery: become the person who creates a regular meetup and community about it. Say you’re a [professional] in [startup category], like [product manager] in [aged care SAAS].… Read more »


Adatree’s Jill Berry on the highs, lows & lessons in three years of building her consumer data right startup

- August 10, 2022 5 MIN READ

Three years ago in June 2019, I founded Adatree with my long-time colleague and friend Shane Doolan. It was the perfect storm of new data sharing regulations being introduced in Australia, our shared vision of the economy-wide global applications for data sharing, our shared experience of building – not one, but two! – highly regulated… Read more »