techpriority

Tech ain’t a priority yet

by 8 days ago.

The Government’s announcement this week of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda gives me little comfort that a thriving tech / startup scene in Australia is a genuine national imperative. This is deeply concerning because Australia is missing out on a prime opportunity to diversify its economy from mining and primary industry to a more knowledge based economy rooted in tech.

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Our startup culture is breeding anxiety and depression; and we need to do something about it

by 16 days ago.

The combination of high pressure levels, and no structure to deal with them appropriately, impacts individuals greatly. Many of the top cited reasons for failure in startups are emotional or psychologically grounded – things like being worn out, the effects of pride, or difficulties in being realistic.

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