Future of work

What I learned about remote work from Slack’s Stewart Butterfield and Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes

- September 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

I recently sat down for a Slack Sessions virtual panel with Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, and Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO of Atlassian, to discuss what they’ve learnt this year. Their organisations, along with many others around the world, have dealt with the lightning speed transition to remote work. Stewart and Mike have unique perspectives on… Read more »

News & Analysis

Atlassian just had another massive year with $2.2 billion in sales – but it’s still running at a loss

- July 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

Atlassian Corporation saw revenue in the June quarter jump by 29% on 12 months ago, while total revenue for FY2020 hit US$1.6 billion (A$2.2 bn), up 33% from 2019. The US-listed (Nasdaq: TEAM) Australian software giant posted total revenue was US$430.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020 alongside an operating loss of… Read more »

News & Analysis

Atlassian buys Slack-based helpdesk startup Halp

- May 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

Atlassian has bought US helpdesk startup Halp. The Nasdaq-listed Sydney tech giant, best know for the Jira, Trello and Confluence platforms, acquired the three-year-old venture, which operates in Slack, delivering help desk ticketing and automated answers, for an undisclosed sum, Steve Goldsmith, Head of Product, Integrations, at Altassian, said in the company’s announcement that Halp… Read more »

News & Analysis

A new Australian coronavirus app now has the latest information and advice for everyone

- March 29, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Morrison Government has launched Coronavirus Australia, a new app for official COVID-19 information, as well as a Whatsapp feature, partnering with Facebook and Atlassian to produce it. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the launch of the app during a $1.1 billion commitment to additional telehealth, mental health, domestic violence and emergency relief services on… Read more »

News & Analysis

Atlassian, and co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, have donated $3 million to bushfire relief

- January 10, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar are donating $1 million each to recovery efforts in the wake of devastating fires across Australia, with the company’s foundation also pledging $1 million to help with the rebuild The latest personal donation comes on top of the $100,000 they each donated, along with their wives, in late… Read more »

News & Analysis

Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, and Russell Crowe, donated $300,000 to NSW bush firefighters – then things got really interesting

- November 29, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Crowe crew cleaning up following bushfires around Nana Glen. Photo: Russell Crowe   It all started with a sooty Rabbitohs hat. Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe nearly lost his rural property on the New South Wales mid-north coast in the recent, devastating bushfires that have burnt out hundreds of homes Australia-wide. On Friday morning, 147… Read more »

Opinion

An introvert’s guide to working with introverts

- October 8, 2019 3 MIN READ

Working with introverts can be frustrating for people who are naturally outgoing. For them, being around people is energizing. For introverts, it’s draining – especially in the workplace. It’s also challenging for us introverts to encounter so many different personalities at work, many of whom are extroverted. I often find myself thinking, “How do these… Read more »

News & Analysis

Mike Cannon-Brookes commits Atlassian to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

- September 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

Australian software giant Atlassian is working towards net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, co-founder Michael Cannon-Brookes says, on top of the company’s pledge to use 100% renewable energy by 2025. Speaking to Leigh Sales on ABC TV’s 7.30 last night ahead of attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, Atlassian’s co-CEO… Read more »

News & Analysis

‘Don’t @#$% the Planet’: Atlassian co-opts its famed motto for climate change

- September 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Atlassian co-founders and co-CEOs Mike Cannon-Brooke and Scott Farquhar. Australian software giant Atlassian will give staff a day’s paid leave later this month if they want to take part in a global climate strike being organised by student activists. Mike Cannon-Brookes, the Nasdaq-listed startup’s co-founder and co-CEO has also enlisted the company’s famed motto: “Don’t… Read more »