This month Airtasker turns 10. It hasn’t been an ‘overnight success’. Rather, one that has had so many ups, downs and ‘are we going to make it?’ moments. All of which have culminated in the community we have built today. I’m writing this from a WeWork office in San Francisco – the first time I’ve… Read more »
Being a great startup founder is not just about running focused stand-ups and killing pitch comps. And it’s not just about recruiting a rock-star team and letting them do their voodoo. Neither is it about closing a funding round and then ignoring your investors until it’s time to raise again. An underperforming team member can… Read more »
Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra is departing the startup hub he’s led for 6.5 years since it launched. The board chair, Leona Murphy, announced the organisation’s founding boss will finish up in a week, on August 19. Non-executive director Richard Umbers, a former Myer and StarTrack CEO, will act as interim CEO, with the… Read more »
Olympians are often seen as the epitome of human performance, with incredible physical and mental strength. And with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games well underway, it’s hard to not be impressed by the sheer talent and determination of athletes competing from all over the world. For many of us non-Olympians, the thought of possessing such… Read more »
Startups depend on community. It doesn’t matter whether your company is selling to businesses or consumers, whether your focus is local or global. The need to build and engage with a community of people who share the same values and identity is more important now than ever before – especially if your audience is Gen… Read more »
It’s Mother’s Day, and to celebrate, we asked leading women in business to share the best advice their mother ever gave. Here’s what they said. Anneke van den Broek Founder and CEO, Rufus & Coco Anneke with her children and Mum. Reflecting on everything my mum taught me, a few things come to mind. Without… Read more »
As the founder of more than a dozen businesses over 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of bringing together, and then working with, some of the world’s most talented people. Both as a founder and leader, you have a wonderful and enormous responsibility to shape a work environment where those people can flourish. Creating something… Read more »
We tend to over-complicate leadership; just look at the number of books on the topic (I should know, I’ve read most of them). But when suddenly faced with the prospect of leading a business during a pandemic, I quickly discovered that there’s no playbook. Instead of over-thinking each step, I’ve focused my attention only on… Read more »
One of the good things about being in business is that no one expects you to say sorry. The default mantra when delivering disappointing news is practised recital of that catch all phrase, business is business. This mantra is a window into other characteristics of successful people. Below are 8 traits, whilst needed to succeed… Read more »
Ever heard of that psychological experiment where they get volunteers to count basketball passes, on a recorded video, and almost everybody gets the number of passes right, only to miss the guy dressed head to toe as a gorilla casually stroll by the background? I spoke with 38 leaders and here’s the thing: almost… Read more »
Our small Sydney based team at Rufus & Coco have an-all female executive management team made up of five very talented women. These women and mothers bring so much value and a uniquely female perspective to the business.
A quarter of CEOs who have experienced a business failure cited lack of leadership and management, and lack of planning and execution as the key reasons leading to the failure.
A few months on from raising $10 million in a Series A round led by Seek, Brisbane startup GO1 has added a raft of new names to its leadership team as it gears up to accelerate its growth.
Social scientist, leadership expert and award-winning filmmaker, Silvia Damiano has spent the past two decades pondering the question: is a good leader made or born?