July 2018

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Tim Reed always wanted to be involved in business in some way, shape or form.

Courage, humility, drive and vision: what MYOB's Tim Reed values most in leaders


Over the Moo's Alexander Houseman has found a niche in the Australian ice cream market.

Dairy-free Over the Moo finds niche in Australian ice cream market


Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Why managers are always a bad idea


Are the risks too great to accept payments in cryptocurrencies?

Should your business accept bitcoin payment?


While workplace policies encourage anonymous whistleblowing, Australia’s Corporations Act protects only whistleblowers that are willing to identify themselves. This is just one of the topics that will be tackled at WCOA 2018. Illustration: Adam Nickel.

Tell the truth and ruin your career: should whistleblowers be compensated?


Eco-friendliness is part of Sonvea Fushi's DNA.

The eco-friendly hotel that might save the Maldives


Understand and arm yourself against everything from Android malware to zero-day exploits.

Your guide to cybersecurity threats and how to deal with them


With the US imposing stricter rules on the use of painkillers, demand for the raw material of poppy has tumbled.

Why a US crackdown on painkillers is hurting Tasmanian farmers


Sales teams have been forced to adapt to new customer buying behaviour – consumers who have already researched potential purchases online and are well on the sales journey before they decide to initiate contact with a business.

Success for salespeople in the digital economy


American con artist George C. Parker claimed to have "sold" the newly opened Brooklyn Bridge up to twice a week for 30 years. Police stopped several of his victims from erecting toll booths on their new purchase. Illustrations: Michael Killalea

Ponzi scheme, fraud, white-collar crime: 6 modern-day swindlers and how they did it


Small-to-medium businesses (SMEs) don't need a lesson in the importance of cashflow

Protect your small business cash flow by getting debtors to pay up


In the accounting world, it seems there’s a divergence of views on just how useful and accurate financial earnings and balance sheets really are in helping individuals to make informed investment decisions.

Are financial statements still useful?


The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates there are one million independent contractors currently working in Australia.

When is a contractor not a contractor?


Research shows that on average three in every 10 travellers experience motion sickness.

How to avoid travel sickness


The WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra is an easy-to-use NAS appliance with two drive Bays. QNAP's 16-bay TS-1685-D1521-16G offers huge capacity, with a price to match.

Network attached storage as a cloud alternative


Follow these tips to get more out of Excel's Power Query

How to harness power query in Excel


Nouzab Fareed FPCA, group CEO of Fijian Holdings Limited.

Nouzab Fareed FCPA: passion for learning and sharing the knowledge


At Orange Sky, Emma Young's day-to-day work incorporates a variety of roles.

Helping the homeless is an Orange Sky high ambition