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6 Australian startup leaders share how they’ll be celebrating Christmas with their teams

- December 16, 2020 4 MIN READ

Humans are inherently social animals, which made 2020 one of the hardest years in living memory, especially for the closely-knit teams of small startups. Thankfully, the year is ending on a high note in Australia with infections stopped after some painfully long lockdowns and the borders reopening. Victorians will celebrate the start of 2021 by… Read more »

Prospa
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How Prospa approaches company culture

- September 26, 2018 4 MIN READ

What makes Prospa’s culture unique is that we’re driven by challenging the way the finance system works: over 200 passionate people come together daily to find better ways of keeping small businesses moving.

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Startups, before you do anything else, think about your company culture

- July 25, 2014 3 MIN READ

For quite some time, the idea of company culture was an illusive fantasy I just couldn’t quite understand.

I knew well enough to know it wasn’t yoga at lunch, or ping-pong at morning tea. But I never really knew what it actually was and why it mattered, until I read a blog post by Ben Horowitz dubbed Programming Your Company Culture.

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Why we chose company culture as our growth strategy

- February 19, 2014 7 MIN READ

We knew from early on that to build a great business we had to bring aboard the best people. But talented people are often more attracted to big companies with big salary packages. So the challenge wasn’t “How to get more money to pay staff”. Heck, in those days we could barely pay ourselves. The challenge was “How can we create something here, that they’ll never get over there?”