Last month’s post was published days before I completed my first marathon. For me, the run was three hours of joy followed by 96 minutes of unrelenting pain. Finishing provoked elation, tears and disbelief… [Read more…]
They are the aspiring business heroes who haughtily present themselves to their prospective boss with glamour and gloss, slick ‘n’ snappy and wrapped in armadillo-like impermeable confidence… [Read more…]
Not long ago I attended an entrepreneurship conference that attracted people from all sectors.
The organisers kicked things off with a ‘motivational speaker’. The billing stated our man of purpose was a ‘leading entrepreneur and businessman’.
Now, in my experience these things are capable of giving business a bad name. I won’t mess you about. He had a shocker… [Read more…]
People seeking to master the art of making successful telephone sales calls are often crap at their job. What’s worse is that many have received some god-awful training which might as well be called ‘How to shaft the customer’… [Read more…]
To become a better business writer it’s important to practice and learn from mistakes.
Several years ago I co-wrote and published an on-line book. Entitled ‘Dexter Bentley: My first million’ the story follows the entrepreneurial journey of a young man whose academic failures prove to be the catalyst for his business success…
For 2 months I conducted basic research to find the top 10 websites for entrepreneurs. Over 500 people (who work in an advisory/business support capacity in academia, the public and private sectors as well as people running businesses) were asked the single question “What websites do you recommend people use..?” [Read more…]