There is an interesting follow up to my post last week stating that Australia needs a new business visa pathway for start ups.
The business detailed in my post, Disrupt, has now already been offered homes in a number of countries. Reportedly the UK, US and China. Whilst Disrupt will no doubt use these offers as currency – in either trying to obtain the best conditions for a move, or to potentially pull off an (unlikely) reprise for their deported COO – the lessons need to be heard.
Australia can’t afford to put their head down and avoid the message. Countries are willing to fight for the best young, innovative business talent out there.
Whilst Australia is full of talented people – it doesn’t have all the skills it needs within it’s population to deliver the change the business environment needs – neither can it afford to lose entrepreneurial talent such as those in Disrupt.