Alexander the Great Knew the Importance of Focus

Not knowing much about history, I usually think of it as interesting but irrelevant to modern life. Thankfully, when I take the time to read stories about historical figures, I’m usually proved wrong. This story of Alexander the Great is a perfect example. At just 20 years old, Alexander was named king of Macedonia after...


How Stuff Gets Done in a Startup

One of the known facts of startup life is that there’s always more to do. A startup is a burgeoning business, usually run by just a small group of people, meaning there’s always more work and never enough people or time to get it done. So somehow we have to find techniques to get throug...




Vulnerable marketing works, but not always

Lately there’s been a big push for vulnerability in marketing. Transparency within companies, honesty when dealing with customers, owning up when mistakes are made—all of these strategies are based around the same aim: to show that you’re vulnerable. Vulnerability gives a more human touch to marketing or other communication. As we move into an ag...


Pandas, Parakeets and Growing Up – Friday Funnies Episode 42

For 42 weeks, we’ve been bringing the funny every Friday. How would you get through the weekend without it? Perish that sad thought—we’ve got another batch of weird and wonderful treasures of the web for your giggling pleasure. What sound does a parakeet make? Apparently a lot of sounds. From a (very good) dog imitation...


Medium is a platform for writers, not readers

Medium is quickly becoming a go-to for writers who want to share their work on a more collaborative platform than their own blog. Medium’s invite-only service has so far attracted posts from the likes of author and professor Jeff Jarvis and prize-winning playwright David Mamet. Unfortunately, the benefits for readers are less pronounced. Perhaps t...


What happens when your art becomes the product that pays the bills?

Three years ago around this time of year, I had resigned from my job in retail, given up my lease in Melbourne and squeezed into my sister’s house for what I thought would be a short ‘R&R’ stay. This turned into 18 months of questioning my entire life’s direction and, eventually, building up a new...


Good luck, good advice, and bad, bad TV – Friday Funnies Episode 41

In between battling perfectionism and slogging through the time-sucks of running a business, we found a few things to laugh at this week. Here are some of our favorites. The boss is the one who does the tickling The second episode in this series, where a father re-enacts real-life conversations with his two-year-old, only t...


What a coworking space is really like: the good and bad

The coworking trend has seen a huge boost in recent years, as more and more workers move away from the traditional office. Freelancers, who once worked from home or a private studio are seeking out the camaraderie and social benefits that come from sharing a coworking space with others each day. As the internet continues...