Whilst on a recent short-break to France, my great friend and guru of the English language, Sophie, handed me a holiday read.
Within minutes I was hooked. Mark Forsyth’s insightful masterpiece never left my side. [Read more…]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Entrepreneurship
Principles underpinning good negotiation have not changed much over time. But, whilst people may remember what they have read and been told to do, they are typically less aware of their own behaviour and how it impacts the ‘ot [Read more…]
For 12 years, and as part of my role at VSL, I’ve been talking with and meeting academics. In total, I’ve phoned, ‘Skyped’, ‘Hungout’ with and/or met at least 10 different people each week for 47 weeks of every year.
When you do the maths, that’s over 5,500 conversations.
So what’s been learnt?
Teaching budding entrepreneurs about finance, marketing and business plans etc. is commonplace. But how many courses allow their content to be infiltrated by a fundamental issue virtually all start-ups face? I’m talking about the shock of deafening silence… [Read more…]
Hold onto to your festive hats folks. It’s emerging billions of people worldwide may have been mis-sold Christmas.
Stories about flying reindeer, sacks of presents disappearing down chimneys and a white-bearded jolly soul riding a sky-high sleigh, may, just may, contain a whiff of untruth… [Read more…]
THERE is nothing I want more than for good minds to go to waste.
I joke not. Brilliant young brains in all aspects of education – especially budding entrepreneurs who could and should be applying themselves to turning brainpower waste into lolly… [Read more…]