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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Narcissistic CEOs more likely to behave badly: Study

The more narcissistic a chief executive is, the more likely they are to manipulate their company’s profit figures, according to research by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. by Eloise Keating

Funeral director who faked clients' deaths for $400,000 in insurance warns SMEs to let their business die quietly

A South Australian former funeral director, who admitted to obtaining $425,595 from insurers by faking his client’s deaths, has warned business owners to “swallow your pride and admit when things are not going well” instead of committing fraud. by Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

An eye for talent: How Richard Earl created $315 million recruitment firm Talent International

Richard Earl founded his technology recruitment business in his Perth garage in 1995 and almost 20 years later Talent International employs 180 people in 16 offices worldwide and last year turned over $315 million. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The four business books you should read this summer

The summer break is the perfect opportunity to think about how you would like to improve your business in 2015. And what better way to get inspired than reading a good book? by Eloise Keating

You’re all brand “good” in my book

In the past, my last blog for the year has been “The Good, the Brand and the Ugly”. This year I thought I’d take another approach. by Michel Hogan

Friday, 12 December 2014

Diary of an entrepreneur: How Sandrine Gaymard scaled her $2.5m adventure park to new heights

How Sandrine Gaymard convinced government regulators to back the business, why everything she does is eco-friendly, and the investors clambering at her door to part with big money to take the products overseas. by Kirsten Robb

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Australia’s 10 highest paid CEOs: David Gyngell leads the pack

The chief executives of the Australia’s 300 largest sharemarket-listed companies raked in an average of $2,875,878. by Karen Coombs and Cara Waters

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

“I put my house on the line”: How Stephen Jones assembled million-dollar retailer marketplace Furniture Exchange

In little over a year, Stephen Jones has grown his company, Furniture Exchange, into a $1 million business. by Eloise Keating

Ban the beige: Lessons on how to 'de-corporatise' your business

Are you ready to bring your 'freak' to work? How about banning beige? by Angela Priestley