Creating profitable businesses on the internet is no mean feat and, as anyone who has watched the rise of eBay or Amazon knows, the web has forever changed the way we do business. This collection of 50 case studies from around the world offers inspiration, ideas and lessons on the principles of successful internet businesses - from travel to sex.
During her 15 years as a journalist, Emily Ross has worked at Text Media, edited a travel magazine, had editing stints on the Qantas inflight magazine and, more recently, written about business life for national business magazine BRW. Her interest in business is very people-centric, about what makes businesspeople tick, where they get their ideas from, their drive, their tenacity and their motivations. She wants to lead a crusade against all those business ninja, five-seconds and you'll be a millionaire books. Angus Holland is a senior editor with The Age newspaper. A Walkley-Award nominee, he is the author of REAL DADS. They live in Melbourne with their two children.