News and interviews on Richard Branson including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Tuesday, 02 September 2008
Virgin Blue will establish a training and maintenance base at Sydney Airport, creating 1000 jobs.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Virgin Group says one of its most successful global businesses, Virgin Active Health Clubs, is coming to Australia.
Monday, 18 August 2008
Virgin Blue will slug customers travelling on discount fares up to $20 to check in luggage as the airline struggles to combat rising fuel costs and falling consumer spending.
Friday, 18 July 2008
It’s been another big week in business and just in case you’ve spent the week trying to figure out how your iPhone works, we’ve picked out the winners and losers.
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Flamboyant entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has resumed his place as the major shareholder of airline Virgin Blue after logistics company Toll decided to distribute its 63% among Toll investors.
Wednesday, 04 June 2008
John Ford’s branding business The One Centre has some big-name clients, including McDonald’s, Telstra and Audi. But, as he explains to AMANDA GOME, the factors that have made him successful almost sent him under when he sacked a $5 million client.
Tuesday, 04 March 2008
This week I have a couple of things to talk about – a place to find ideas worth sharing, and a little bit about brand and employers in response to the article on SmartCompany last week.
Thursday, 13 December 2007
The winner of the SmartCompany Idol 2007 is Michael Malone from ISP firm iiNet (pictured above). AMANDA GOME reports on how entrepreneurship has become an enviable career and what makes an entreprepreneurial idol.
Tuesday, 04 December 2007
What you can be doing to make sure your employees are in the minority who are happy where they are and wouldn’t leave no matter what?
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Although a life-long learner, I don't have a university degree. For entrepreneurs, it is a distinction that may not have much relevance.
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Thursday, 19 July 2007
One of the most high-tech assets we possess is our own brain – but sometimes it need a little prompting. 5 ways to get the creative juices flowing.
Monday, 09 July 2007
Eco-Google... We're glued to a different tube... Work life not over at 50... Rich emit more gas... Materialism = unsatisfactory
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
New-style window shopping… BlackBerry under attack… Technology's generation gap… ABC online redesign…
Friday, 22 June 2007
Sell stuff online, with video... The e-catalogue is here... Super fund earnings keep climbing... Free SMS [with ads]... Franchise skills shortage
Thursday, 21 June 2007
Top business travel trends… Best-ever gadgets… Bug trading… Your chance for the big screen…
Monday, 02 April 2007
Marketing has come a long way, and rapidly, from the bad old days. Smart Group has not only the nous to work, but also the runs on the board to make a difference.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Having a good idea is a start. Sharing and refining it with others, and tapping their experience and energy, is what gives it impetus.