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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More ‘seniorpreneurs’ please

Tony Featherstone How can we encourage more entrepreneurship among older people?

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How long is too long in the same job?

Older worker.

Tony Featherstone Job boredom no good for workers or business.

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Tell me how much you make


Tony Featherstone Is talking about how much we earn really one of the last taboos anymore?

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Too many public holidays


Tony Featherstone So which ones should we axe? Anzac Day? Easter Monday? You choose.

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Is uni worth it?


Tony Featherstone School's back, but for some it's just an expensive waste of time.

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Help! I'm having a mid-career crisis


Tony Featherstone Where are you going? What are you doing? If that's what you're asking yourself, don't panic - be bold.

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Death of the suit

generic business meeting

Tony Featherstone Once the office uniform worldwide, is the good old 'bag of fruit' going the way of the dinosaur?

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Don't you want our money?

Tony Featherstone Too many businesses are slack about taking our money.

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Beat the back to work blues

Tony Featherstone Face it, summer holidays are over. Here are some tips to get back to business.

How risky is working for yourself?

part time

Tony Featherstone Not very, given the insecurity of full time employment.

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Should employers help obese staff lose weight?


Tony Featherstone They don't have much choice if they want to lift productivity.

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Is university worth it?


Tony Featherstone Does it make sense to spend three years studying to accrue tens of thousands of dollars in debt and finish with little prospect of a good job?

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Are you past your use-by date?

Older worker

Tony Featherstone Too many businesses kick older workers to the kerb.

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2013 Worst Customer Service Awards


Tony Featherstone It's time to cast your annual vote on the companies whose service infuriated you the most this year.

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Do businesses want older workers?


Tony Featherstone The Productivity Commission wants us working into our 70s. Has anyone asked businesses what they want?

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Pulling the plug on holidays


Tony Featherstone Can you turn your gadgets off cold turkey on holidays? Go on, we dare you.

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Responding to rude emails


Tony Featherstone Don't let a nasty email wreck your day. Follow our seven tips on how to respond instead.

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Are you next in the firing line?


Tony Featherstone Be very, very worried if someone younger or cheaper can do your job.

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Will I ever get a pay rise again?

Australian money.

Tony Featherstone How do you keep staff motivated when the only increase is the workload?

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Younger managers shafted

Tony Featherstone Why are younger managers earning so much less than their predecessors?

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