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What could have been done to stop a lone employee stealing almost $20 million from her employer?

What could have been done to stop a lone employee stealing almost $20 million from her employer?

Although it’s impossible to accurately quantify, payroll fraud is more common than you might think. By Tracy Angwin
The excitement of an aha! moment

The excitement of an aha! moment

There's a lot written about the "aha" moment; that superlative situation when – ping – the figurative light bulb appears above a person's head and – bang – a brilliant idea materialises. By Eve Ash
Don’t be “A Square” – Escape from Flatland and start thinking in new ways

Don’t be “A Square” – Escape from Flatland and start thinking in new ways

Do you find yourself stuck in the same old ways of thinking and doing? There are many other ways to look at things that can deliver unexpected results. By Michel Hogan
Gina Rinehart stepping down from Ten board; NSW overtakes WA as Australia’s strongest economy: Midday Roundup

Gina Rinehart stepping down from Ten board; NSW overtakes WA as Australia’s strongest economy: Midday Roundup

Gina Rinehart plans to step down from the Ten board but will not relinquish her 10% stake in the company. By Broede Carmody
Fast Lane: Sponsored high schools are no silver bullet

Fast Lane: Sponsored high schools are no silver bullet

You might have missed it last week in the flurry of announcements about employee share schemes but a key part of the government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda is to roll out tech high schools backed by industry. By Cara Waters
Rich Listers back app to the tune of $5 million to take on taxi industry

Rich Listers back app to the tune of $5 million to take on taxi industry

A taxi booking app backed by the likes of Paul Bassat and James Packer has raised around $5 million over the weekend in a bid to further disrupt Australia’s $5.4 billion taxi industry. By Broede Carmody
Should we banish the office dog just because our new employee has a problem with it?

Should we banish the office dog just because our new employee has a problem with it?

As an employer, you need to consider that your employees may not always have the same cultural attitudes as you. By Aunty B
The BlackBerry Passport is coming to Australia, local pricing revealed

The BlackBerry Passport is coming to Australia, local pricing revealed

BlackBerry has confirmed its recently announced Passport device will receive an Australian release, with the Android app compatible device set to carry a local price tag of $899 outright. By Andrew Sadauskas
NBN Co rolling out FTTN to 244,500 premises in 43 suburbs

NBN Co rolling out FTTN to 244,500 premises in 43 suburbs

The NBN Co is set to rollout the national broadband network to an additional 89,500 residential and business premises in 43 suburbs, with the new areas set to receive fibre-to-the-node connections. By Andrew Sadauskas
Re:Capital gobbles up Aussie marshmallow and snowball manufacturer with 150 staff

Re:Capital gobbles up Aussie marshmallow and snowball manufacturer with 150 staff

International specialist investor Re:Capital announced the acquisition of Aussie marshmallow, liquorice snowball manufacturer Betta Foods today. By Cara Waters
Byron Bay Cookies cops racist abuse for “disrespectful” halal-certified Anzac biscuits

Byron Bay Cookies cops racist abuse for “disrespectful” halal-certified Anzac biscuits

A gourmet biscuit manufacturer in New South Wales has received significant social media backlash after seeking Halal certification for its products. By Broede Carmody
Google Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK now available for app developers

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK now available for app developers

Google has officially released the software development kit for the latest version of its Android operating system, dubbed Android 5.0 Lollipop, ahead of its latest Nexus range of devices going on sale in the US in November. By Andrew Sadauskas
When your business grows up it’s time for an outsider to step in

When your business grows up it’s time for an outsider to step in

When is it time to call in an outside chief executive for your family business? By Leo D’Angelo Fisher
The business relationship you should be reviewing

The business relationship you should be reviewing

Banks usually conduct an annual review to see if they want to keep doing business with you. So why aren’t you doing the same to them? By Neil Slonim
“Bad-tempered” and “aggressive” banker fails in unfair dismissal bid

“Bad-tempered” and “aggressive” banker fails in unfair dismissal bid

A call centre banker has failed in his unfair dismissal claim before the Fair Work Commission. By Cara Waters
Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

Aeeris, the company that operates Australia’s only national location-based weather and hazards early warning service, is seeking to raise $6 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX. By Andrew Sadauskas
Aggressive bidding, not $250 bids, are needed to take auction control

Aggressive bidding, not $250 bids, are needed to take auction control

I live tweeted a Coburg North auction last weekend. Bidding slowed down to increments of $250 – a strategy that was a costly mistake for the buyer. By Josh Rowe
Australia’s 10 most dangerous jobs

Australia’s 10 most dangerous jobs

Think being killed by an animal bite while on the job is a bad way to go? Then a career as a plumber or electrician is probably not for you. By Broede Carmody
What are you really paying for – hours or experience?

What are you really paying for – hours or experience?

As salespeople and business professionals, we should always value the knowledge and experience we deliver to our clients. By Sue Barrett
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