Successes & failures: Invaluable lessons from entrepreneurs

Examples, case studies and real-life stories about entrepreneurs and their working lives. Learn from the success and failure of others to save you money and time and ultimately help you succeed.

Teach & Defeat Deafening Silence

Being able to defeat deafening silence is a behaviour most entrepreneurs must demonstrate Teaching budding entrepreneurs about finance, marketing and business plans etc. is commonplace. But why is it so many courses forget to include a fundamental issue virtually all start-ups face? Read More

Have You Been Mis-sold Christmas?

Calls you don't want Hold onto to your festive hats folks. It's emerging billions of people worldwide may have been mis-sold Christmas. You may be affected. Mis-sold Christmas - what, more porky pies? 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

Detecting Meaningful Success

Image courtesy of ITV In fewer than 7 days I embark on another uncertain journey in search of meaningful success. But, unlike my current solo visit to Colombia, I am questioning my ability to complete the 'trip' and know 'pain' will be a regular companion... Read More

Brainpower Waste

Waste: a subject loved by lateral-minded, innovative entrepreneurs 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

Loving an Elevator

Loving an elevator. Did Dermot's proposal work? Let what happened to my young friend, Dermot, be an object lesson to all who want to learn how to fuse love with business. Now, as Valentine’s Day looms on February 14, this is as good a time as any to tell his story... Read More

Are You Showing Vulnerability?

Showing vulnerability is good? Showing vulnerability is not something we associate with 'the successful ones' or 'the special ones'. Quite the opposite. Successful, special people strut their stuff with pomp and purpose. Think Trumped-up politics, sport or popular reality shows like 'The Apprentice'. And invariably, you find yourself bridling. They are the aspiring heroes who haughtily present themselves to their prospective boss or audience with glamour and gloss, slick ‘n’ snappy and wrapped in armadillo-like impermeable confidence... Read More