Management

Why you should take up the role of an industry thought-leader

Content marketing is all about sharing content with your potential customers that is useful, valuable and accurate. Not only does consistently sharing this type of information keep you front-of-mind when your customers are ready to buy, but it cements you and your business as an authority in the market. Bubble wrap, jacuzzi, yo-yo, onesie, super [...]

Monkey Media makes AFR Fast 100 for 2018

Hybrid publisher and marketing agency Monkey Media has featured on the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100 2018 List. Monkey Media joined a number of other digital agencies on the list, but appears to be the only company with a traditional publishing arm to feature. Based in Melbourne, Monkey Media was founded in 2012 and has [...]

The miracle morning routine myth

I’ve read a lot of articles recently about the miracle morning routines of successful people including prime ministers, CEOs, bloggers and even Gandhi himself. It normally goes something like this: It’s 4am and the alarm goes off, signalling the start of another wholesome and productive day. It’s nice and quiet, the perfect time to get [...]

We can’t all be leaders, we need a few managers too

We’ve all seen the memes. The manager administers; the leader innovates. Managers give answers; leaders ask questions. Managers focus on the bad; leaders emphasise the good.   The same old story – leaders are great, but managers are apparently terrible because they do this and that. The manager is a copy; the leader is an [...]

Taking life, and business, one quarter at a time

Some companies operate on the calendar year, some on the financial year, others again on different foreign financial calendars, but it seems at any one time, a good portion of the economy is paralysed by budget planning. I’ve lost count of the number of people who can’t make a decision, or plan something they want [...]

Tear down all this talk of “paywalls”

Have you heard? Amazon has a paywall around its books, you have to pay to get them! ITunes has a paywall around its songs, you have to pay to get them! Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it’? So why call it a ‘paywall’ when you’re a publisher The answer is, you shouldn’t. It’s not a wall, it’s [...]

Truth can hurt, but denial will hurt you more

I’ve got some negative feedback in my time, and I can tell you I don’t enjoy it. I get that sick feeling as I read down the email that begins with “I was very disappointed…” or the phone call that begins with “I’m not happy…” Many entrepreneurs are in business, at least in part, because [...]

Growth is life

I was talking to another business friend recently, let’s call him Kevin, who, exhausted by a few years of successful growth, was looking to put a hold on growth for a while, just tread water and maintain position rather than pursue further growth. This got me thinking, can this be done? Can you choose not [...]

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