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Help wanted: Twitter CEO. Requirements: Denial, fatalism.

- June 15, 2015 1 MIN READ

Marlon Brando once complained that working on the set of a troubled film was like trying to do a crossword puzzle while falling down an elevator shaft. That description came to mind today because it fits perfectly a job in Silicon Valley that recently opened up: CEO of Twitter. [Source: Pando.com]

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Tropest, the transgender hating film festival?

- December 9, 2013 2 MIN READ

Last night Perth based film maker Matt Hardie was celebrating his Tropfest win for his short film Bamboozled (above) – today however he has woken up to outrage from the Trans and Gay and Lesbian community, labelling his film as offensive and insensitive. On top of that now social media activists are berating the film for it’s glorification of rape culture.

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There is no such thing as a Pivot

- October 11, 2013 2 MIN READ

The month was February 2012 and myself and three other cofounders held a launch party to announce a new venture we had been working on to the world, that business was a new application called Cofounda.

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Your idea Sucks!

- June 11, 2013 3 MIN READ

Having recently moved up to Sydney from Melbourne to take on a new opportunity, one of the first ports of call on my list was visiting arguably Australia’s largest start-up conference

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Can you really own a term? Defining our new business scene.

- April 9, 2013 2 MIN READ

Over the last couple of months, I have been involved in a few discussions, some private, some in a group environment, some in a government capacity – all revolving around the term “startup” and who in fact it actually belongs to. I must admit, I have been fence sitting when it comes to this particular topic, and part of me get’s really annoyed about the conversation, as I don’t feel comfortable excluding a group from using a term because it doesn’t fit the definition another is giving it.

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Before we go throwing around the word “Bigot”

- January 24, 2013 2 MIN READ

The word bigot has become like the word migraine, it is overused and has been given it’s own meaning in an urban context. Just like someone in the workplace is “going home because they have a migraine” [if you really had one, you would not be driving home, you would be crawling into the darkness of a storage cupboard at work to sleep] the word “bigot” is thrown around on and offline these days like confetti at a wedding.

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I prefer Congruency to Back Peddling

- January 23, 2013 5 MIN READ

If there is one thing that is certain in our society, it’s the fact that everyone has an opinion, and we are entitled to express it. If people disagree with that opinion they in turn are entitled to express that. When opinions are given in forums by people who may have a public profile, we see people expressing their opposing opinions on a grander scale such as protest, petition or demonstration – all of which are perfectly legal and acceptable ways to get their point across.