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Staying Disciplined in the Midst of Adversity

The one thing that distinguishes a winner from a group of losers is self-control and self-discipline in making and keeping hard decisions. It requires internally-driven incentives because when adversity comes, often discipline evaporates and it becomes harder to maintain. By “adversity,” it refers to anything that causes distraction and discomfort.

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Oliver Horn of Swisse’ success formula for creating a world-class brand

Swisse, a Melbourne-based Australian company of herbal and vitamin supplements, pivots its success story around health, happiness, and well-being. These three core elements are what Swisse Managing Director Oliver Horn describes as the “DNA” of the company. Swisse products include men’s and women’s multivitamins, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, skin care, and other “superfoods.”

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Lessons learned from an Aussie fundraising expert that can catapult your business

Tim Conolan is more than your ordinary business owner, but also a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and expert of fundraising whose mission is providing support for sick kids and their families across Australia. In 2014, Tim was nominated the “Australian of the Year – Local Hero” and the EY 2014 Social Entrepreneur award in the Southern Region. He’s also an Australia Day Ambassador.

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Uber: culture is a four-letter word

According to recent reports, Uber has engaged in everything from sexual harassment to stealing driverless technology from Google. Even some of its own investors claim the company fosters a toxic culture. Culture can be a four-letter word if it is ignored. Culture can be a four-letter word if is toxic. And toxic cultures kill more businesses than recessions. And it is liable to kill Uber too.

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A celebrity restauranteur shares his ultimate “recipe” to a rewarding career

It’s not often that I come across a well-known chef; even rarer is the opportunity to meet a celebrity ‘restaurateur’ with a proven track record of success within the food and entertainment industries. Such individuals are hard to come by, perhaps because their demanding lifestyle, schedule, and reputation prohibit them from reaching out to journalists. Meeting him was one of the most inspiring moments in my journalism career.

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The Disruptors: unveiling the minds of 5 Aussie Entrepreneurs who disrupted their Industries

by Federico Re Back in the 20th century, we witnessed many great pioneers that revolutionized our world and brought opportunity and commodity to the everyday person, including Henry Ford with his motor vehicle; Thomas Edison with his incandescent light bulb; and let’s not forget the Wright brothers with the mighty aeroplane. Nowadays, the pioneers of today are commonly referred to as the ‘Disruptors.’ This buzz word seems to pop up all the time, especially in the world of entrepreneurship and within the start-up community across the globe. We are witnessing a paradigm shift in innovation, technology advancement, and a...

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Mastering your career with passion, talent, and reinvention

by Federico Re Traditional education will teach you that to have a successful job in a chosen field, you must secure the necessary qualifications to meet the standards expected. In fact, for many professions like dentistry and even carpentry, the key to establishing a rewarding career is fundamentally about the long-term commitment and acquiring the skills and experience within a chosen field. In today’s generation, however, this myth or practice is shifting, and many aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs entering the workforce are adopting another method to achieving their career ambitions. For them, the art to mastering their profession is...

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