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Global tech

Tech Council releases roadmap to make Australia the regional hub for great tech businesses

- September 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Lobby group The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) is looking to take the battle up to Singapore, China and Japan in making Australia the regional tech hub for the Asia-Pacific region, attracting global players to the country.  A new report commissioned by the TCA, Turning Australia into a Regional Tech Hub, outlines the existing strengths… Read more »

Business strategy

How to win with a value-based business strategy

- August 9, 2022 4 MIN READ

I recently took part in a one-day workshop on business strategy. Run by Harvard Business School professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee, he outlined a framework for how companies can achieve more by doing less and argues whether you’re a large business with multiple product lines or a startup that’s chasing a burgeoning market opportunity, by following a… Read more »

Advice

Startups and the 3 degrees of lostness

- April 13, 2022 6 MIN READ

I like participating in outdoor endurance and adventure events for many reasons, not the least because they often involve solving problems and taking calculated risks based on partial information in a small team of high-achieving people who aren’t getting enough rest. It’s no coincidence that “…solving problems and taking calculated risks based on partial information… Read more »

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Advice

Product-market: How to read the right signals to ensure what you’re selling is what customers really want

- October 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Last week I was chatting with a founder who claimed they had achieved product-market fit with their novel technology business. She and her co-founder had been working hard on the product for months. Their solution was in beta, it already had several users, and was generating valuable feedback from these users. She proudly explained that… Read more »

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Advice

4 things you need to know for startup success

- June 28, 2021 4 MIN READ

Starting a new business is an exciting yet daunting idea for many, and there is a sobering reason for that – statistically, most startups are bound to fail. Despite the unique experiences of each business, there are a few golden rules to follow regardless of your product or service. Here are four key steps on… Read more »