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Young workers don't need flexibility

Tony Featherstone 12:00 AM   Fair enough mums should be allowed to work from home. But why should the privilege be extended to Gen Y?

The case for taking drugs at work

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James Adonis   Plenty of people are on the gear at the office. Does this give them an unfair advantage?

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The death of business travel

Skyscanner now has 1 million unique visitors a month, versus more than 4 million for Webjet.

Christine Long   It used to be the norm for SMB owners to spend time overseas sourcing products. Is that still the case with the rise of online buying?

Are open plan offices insane?

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Tony Featherstone   Are they work spaces that encourage collaboration or merely a ploy to squash us in like sardines?

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You're not a loser

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James Adonis   What's the best way to recover from failure?

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Eleven excuses for not starting a business

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Tony Featherstone   Forget the cop-outs. It's time for you to get out there and 'have a go'.

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How to nail a difficult conversation

Avoid having a heat of the moment conversation in the heat of the moment. It's sure to end in tears or worse.

Kate Jones   Most of us prefer to avoid confronting others with our disagreements, but there's a right way to do it.

Are you killing your staff?

If you're operating a toxic workplace you could be shortening your employees' lifespan.

Caroline James   If you're operating a toxic workplace you could be shortening your employees' lifespan.

Which businesses are selling?

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Adam Courtenay   The number of firms for sale is skyrocketing, so what are people actually buying?

The one great hipster lesson

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Tony Featherstone   It's not how to grow a beard or take a selfie. So what is it?

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Is this Australia's best employee?

Ellen O'Reilly: made $1200 on her first day.

Caroline James   Good employees are usually reliable, productive team-players, so what makes someone exceptional?

Seven ways to sidestep workplace whingers

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Tony Featherstone   There are ways to avoid office bores and time-wasters.

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Is it important to be nice?

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James Adonis   Does how you act at work matter, or is it all about getting the job done?

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Too old to start a new career?

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James Adonis   Does age matter when you're looking for new opportunities?

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Why (some) men dislike successful women

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James Adonis   Why is achievement a turn off to certain blokes?

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What does a home office cost?

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Paul Migliorini   COMMENT: Research shows equipment, utilities, office equipment and other costs run to almost $3,000 a year.

How to spot a dodgy business coach

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Natasa Denman   COMMENT: With scant regulation in this area, it pays to have your wits about you when selecting an adviser to help guide your enterprise.

The absurdity of payroll tax

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James Adonis   Why are businesses being penalised for hiring more staff?

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How to respond to nasty emails

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Kate Jones   Catherine Gerhardt had just launched her business when she received an email so nasty she still hasn't forgotten it.

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Would you hire the Chief Rock Star?

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Tony Featherstone   Fanciful job titles are all the rage - do you buy them? Do you have one?

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Does money really motivate?

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James Adonis   Be honest - how important is moolah when it comes to getting you out of bed each day?

Lessons for entrepreneurs from Lego

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Tony Featherstone   Want to learn how to build a world-class venture, brick by brick?

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The problem with illegal workers

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Clandestine employees are everywhere. Are you one? Were you once? Should the rules be changed?

Do soft skills really matter?

At one City of London law firm, prospective partners who did not say a friendly "good morning" to the receptionist were either turned down for partner, or were told they would have to learn better manners.

Tony Featherstone   Is it up to businesses to train people in presenting, communicating and selling?

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Face it, you're racist

Have you really looked at your attitudes towards people who are not like you?

James Adonis   Reckon you're not? Complete one of these tests to find out for sure.

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Easiest four weeks of your life

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Tony Featherstone   How did you spend your last notice period after handing in your resignation?

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An insider’s guide to developing foreign markets

GP Graders has had substantial success in export markets.

COMMENT: Australian exporters and manufacturers are growing thanks to a sliding dollar and international demand for a diversity of goods and services.

Employees from hell are taking over

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James Adonis   Why are so many staff so insubordinate? And why are managers so powerless?

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Nice CV – but will they fit in?

The Vend development team: an unusual family.

Sylvia Pennington   There are ways to ensure your new hires will get on with the rest of the team.

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The lies entrepreneurs tell

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Tony Featherstone   You don't get an ambitious new venture off the ground without playing a bit of fast and loose.

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