Yesterday, City of Sydney’s Business 101 was for Tech Startups. We at Pollenizer were there, exhibiting with our friends from muru-D, Hub Sydney, AWI ventures, Fishburners, General Assembly and CeBIT. It was great to see so many aspiring and passionate entrepreneurs out to seek advice, lessons and knowledge. There were some excellent speakers on the stage, including our very own Phil Morle. They all had some exciting stories to share about the environment, the different

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Question: "How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb?" Answer: "Let me think, what's your budget again?" ... Or so the old joke goes. But perhaps not for much longer. I have talked about Deloitte's excellent Short Fuse, Big Bang case study a few times; see here and here for example. There is a lot to like about this report, but if there is one thing that stands out to me above all

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The startups that we know and revere shape our mindset on what we ought to be building. Or should I say technology businesses - it’s no longer a startup when we’ve uncovered a business model that works. These big winners in technology give us a sense of possibility. They often started with nothing but an idea, ambition, and talent. Some have gone on to become household names and have even redesigned entire economic infrastructures. These

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