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Start Up Culture – Fake It ‘til You Make It – at Any Expense

So the start up world has been abuzz this month with news of the sudden and, to many, shocking closure of Zirtual – a large and obviously financially unsteady virtual assistant employment platform.

I’m not going to take the time to go into the details of why it shut and why it’s unfair to the workers, the customers or any of that.

There are great articles on the situation here and here, and lots of other places – for those interested.

Needless to say, a few things are obvious from reading about their situation, including that the CEO, Maren Kate Donovan, handled the process about as poorly as any corporate meltdown/change/product launch anybody has ever seen.

To an outsider, it was Zune-worthy. It was the Hindenburg of corporate communications.

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By |August 23rd, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|Comments Off on Start Up Culture – Fake It ‘til You Make It – at Any Expense

The Difficulty of Politics For Entrepreneurs

When we started our tailored suits business, we investigated a lot of options for a base of production.  China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia were all in the mix.  We considered factors like cost (naturally), quality of production, fair wages and likelihood of exploitation of workers.  It’s hard in some of these countries to get […]

Fair Trade, or Fair Game?

In mid-2014, the Guardian (probably my favourite news outlet of recent times) published an article quoting a ‘groundbreaking’ study into Fairtrade International, claiming that its findings indicated that, not only do the profits of the fair trade enterprise not trickle down beyond enterprise managers, but, moreover, the workers on ‘fair trade’ certified farms are, in […]

Ethical and Sustainable Business

Mel and I are on a quest to lessen the impact we have on the world.  We want to reduce our footprint in all kinds of ways, from environmental impacts to social impacts, and everything in between.

The impact of ‘externalities’ from modern life are tremendous.  When I was in 3rd year at university I watched […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Consumers, Economics, Ethical Business, People|0 Comments

Challenges in Motivating a Remote Team

I need to start this post by acknowledging how little expertise I have in this specific area.  I am, like most people, conflict-averse and acutely sensitive to personal difference and the individual needs of others.  I suppose that is what 5 years of working for the Government will get you.

When you are busy working 12 or […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|0 Comments

3 Big Lessons from Outsourcing Web Development Projects:

I am not a web developer.  I’m also not a web designer.  My skill set (finance and law) is Ill-suited to the life of a tech entrepreneur.  When we started our first online business not only did I not know how to write code, I didn’t even understand what platform my website was built upon.  […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|0 Comments

What is Wrong with the World?

So this week Oxfam released a report on global income inequality, which found that the world’s 85 richest people have a higher combined wealth than the world’s bottom 3.5 billion people (that’s with a ‘B’).

Less is not always More.

I can’t fathom the enormity of this statistic, but I’m trying to.  On average, each of the […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Consumers, Economics, Ethical Business, People, Politics|0 Comments

Using Freelancers the Right Way (i.e. Without Being An Exploitative Douche)

The proliferation of internet access around the world has been incredibly empowering for individuals in developing countries.  For the first time in human history, a person in a rural village in Nepal, for example, can connect directly to me in Australia and offer their services at a rate they set without intervention from a third […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|0 Comments

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