Tony Featherstone is a former managing editor of Business Review Weekly and Shares magazines. He is a specialist writer on small companies and entrepreneurs for The Age online, The Australian Financial Review and BRW. Tony’s blog looks at the human side of entrepreneurship and business failure, a topic poorly understood in this country.
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Why don't professionals get overtime?

Tony Featherstone Everyone else gets it, so why not doctors and lawyers too?

Is it wrong to whinge about the boss?

Tony Featherstone We've all done it - but what does it say about us? Why work for a business you say you hate?

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Help! My Gen Y boss is a nightmare

Gen Y

Tony Featherstone Getting used to ever-younger managers is a huge issue for an ageing workforce.

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Stop wasting my time

Tony Featherstone Here are seven tips to stop tyre kickers invading your life.

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Sense of humour failure

Tony Featherstone Have we lost our sense of fun at work?

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Keep the fever out of the cabin


Tony Featherstone From too much Oprah, to too many Tim Tams, how can you manage the downsides of working from home?

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Why are savers always slugged to help borrowers?


Tony Featherstone Retirees and some small businesses take it on the chin as rates are cut.

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Numb to the message


Tony Featherstone Ads are everywhere from toilets to petrol pumps to ATMs - but do they still work?

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Small business: the forgotten portfolio

Special Minister of State Gary Gray

Tony Featherstone Why is small business an after-thought for governments?

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How bad are banks for SMEs?


Tony Featherstone Despite the advertising hype, the small business sector has never had such a raw deal.

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Will confidence lift after the Federal election?


Tony Featherstone What will it take to get consumers spending more, saving less?

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Death of the great Australian sickie

Woman with a hangover, flu, cold, sick, ill.

Tony Featherstone When was the last time you chucked a sickie?

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Tatt's ok

Tattoo thumb

Tony Featherstone Are tattoos still taboo at work?

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Are you surrounded by relentlessly negative people?

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Tony Featherstone Pessimism is highly infectious. Get your anti-negativity shot here.

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Retail rage on the rise


Tony Featherstone We're mad as hell and we're not taking it anymore.

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Keeping it casual


Tony Featherstone Why hire permanent staff when part-timers are so much hungrier for work?

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Will you get a pay rise this year?

Tony Featherstone Are you sick of doing more work for no more money? Join the club.

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Tell ‘em they’re dreaming!

Australian dollar

Tony Featherstone More small businesses want to lift prices next quarter, despite sluggish consumer demand. Yeah right.

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Pollies fail start-ups


Tony Featherstone When was the last time you heard a member of parliament use the word 'entrepreneurship'?

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School of hard knocks

school kids

Tony Featherstone Is it time for free public education to be means-tested?

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