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Apr 17, 2012

Smartcompany News and Analysis: Six secrets of the Hot 30 Under 30, Buffett to work through cancer scare, Retailer loses Greg Norman court fight, Director jailed for investor theft

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We’ve had a great response to our Hot 30 Under 30 list and today on SmartCompany we take you further into the minds of these up-and-comers and extract six secrets from the list members.

We also look at news Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, examine plans for a $1,000 bonus for employers who hire workers aged 50 and over and ask whether the Government might have any retrospective tax measures lurking in the Budget.

Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson examines how Toyota has drawn a line in the sand with its controversial redundancy strategy – but what will the long-term impact be?

Six lessons from the Hot 30 Under 30
There are many lessons to be drawn from the stories behind this year's entrants in SmartCompany's Hot 30 Under 30. BY BRAD HOWARTH.

Steady revenue growth set for the retail property market
After a significant downturn, steady revenue improvements are expected in the retail property sector. BY KAREN DOBIE.

Aunty B
I'm going to have to let some staff go, but it will break my heart
Carry your decisions out as quickly as you can in the most humane way you can. You might be surprised how people respond.
Aunty B

Profitable growth
Julia Bickerstaff
Are you the Keeper of the Flame in your business?
Ask the Experts

Retail advice
Brian Walker
I always like to say that every business is for sale and the objective of the business is to understand at the start; the value of the business at the end.
Smart Blogs

Internet secrets
Craig Reardon
As amazing as is may seem, my tiny web services business is competing for the same hearts, minds and ultimately wallets as monolithic Yellow Pages.
Smart Blogs

Entrepreneur Watch
James Thomson
Toyota’s aggressive redundancy strategy signals employers won’t be pushed around under the Fair Work regime. But is Us against Them good for the economy?
Entrepreneur Watch

Apple, Samsung to hold peace talks: Financial and Forex info News | PiNG News

Apple, Samsung to hold peace talks
THE chiefs of Apple and Samsung will meet in the coming months to try to resolve patent disputes ahead of looming court battles.
Yahoo's first quarter profit climbs
Ian Sherr and Amir Efrati YAHOO'S first-quarter earnings rose a better-than-expected 28 per cent, driven by cost controls and profits from investments.
Google, Oracle CEOs enter court battle
John Letzing The CEO's of Google and Oracle each told a jury that the other had misused Oracle's Java technology in a court showdown.
Public servants' online muzzle
Natasha Bita, Consumer editor PUBLIC servants have been gagged from criticising Gillard government policies on blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
Internode's Hackett slams NBN
Mitchell Bingemann INTERNODE  chief Simon Hackett  says the anti-cherrypicking law stifles innovation.
Toshiba buys IBM's point-of-sale unit
JAPANESE electronics giant Toshiba will pay about $US850 million for IBM's retail products unit.
Tour plans for virtual Tupac
Ethan Smith THE biggest buzz at the Coachella music festival in California was for Tupac Shakur, the rapper who died more than 15 years ago.
Samsung offers Foxtel at TV launch
Chris Griffith CHEAP LED TVs, cheaper 3D glasses, Foxtel and eight Olympic channels were among offerings at Samsung’s launch of its TV range.
Apple shares lose their shine
STEVEN RUSSOLILLO and JONATHAN CHENG THE meteoric stock-price rise that has propelled Apple to become the world's most-valuable company is showing signs of faltering.
Foxtel gears up for Games coverage
Darren Davidson FOXTEL is to offer unprecedented Olympics coverage and is to share presenter Eddie McGuire with free-to-air rival Nine.
IT Business
A tool to sift truth from web of lies
Smart TVs get message across
Supercomputer busy tackling disasters
Long-term connections drive deal
Exec Tech
No fight for the remote control
Samsung's complete package
You can sign on the digitised line
Google tweaks Plus social network
Preparing to fire up the tablet market
DOUBLECLICK: David Frith IF you're looking for a low-cost tablet, now might not be the best moment to rush to the stores.