Tuesday 25 January
Monday, January 24, 2011/
We like to think that entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, and from all age brackets. The business owner straight out of university has the advantage of fresh ideas and the latest skills. The older entrepreneur has the benefit of experience and industry knowledge.
But serial entrepreneur Paul Wallbank says he’s noticed a perception building that the “use-by-date” of entrepreneurs has fallen in recent years, driven partly by the de-skilling of the workforce and the rise of celebrity Gen Y business people like Mark Zuckerberg. But can an entrepreneur really be too old?
Today we also profile social bookmarking site Trunk.ly and take a glimpse at how Australia might look in 2020.
Oliver Milman, Editor
Social media mishaps: Why businesses should think twice before cracking jokes online Catriona Pollard CP Communications founder
An ‘opportunity-hunting’ generation: Here's what millennial workers need and want Karen Gately Corporate Dojo founder
Spilling the beans: Why inviting someone to 'grab a coffee' is disingenuous and unnecessary Sue Parker DARE Group founder
The 10 most unemployable job titles on LinkedIn Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
How Emily McWaters manages her Sydney-based business from Kangaroo Island Emily McWaters The Hamper Emporium chief
Why 'Orwellian' performance monitoring is crucial to building an ethical company culture Michael Kodari Kodari Securities chief