The Venture on Sales

Do the most charming entrepreneurs win?

Tony Featherstone Apparently more US chief executives are hiring charisma coaches to make them compelling, charming and attractive. Good luck with that.

Entrepreneur ‘failures’ can be heroes too

Factoring

Tony Featherstone Every so often, an interview sticks with you for weeks or months. I have thought about a refreshingly honest comment from Billie Goat Soap founder Leanne Faulkner, about the downside of media stories...

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The knack of looking big for small business

Tony Featherstone One of my favourite reports each year is the BRW Fast Starters, which ranks and profiles some of Australia's fastest-growing start-up ventures.

The Gen thing’s just stupid generalising

Jo Gay

Tony Featherstone How many employers got sucked in by all the hype about supposedly demanding, hard-to-manage Gen Y employees?

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Job losses bode poorly for uni graduates

Uni graduates.

Tony Featherstone We need young people who can ‘create’ rather than ‘apply’ for their jobs.

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How would you rather be sacked?

George Clooney in Up In The Air.

Tony Featherstone By using a blunt axe, some companies make redundancy programs a whole lot worse.

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