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
My Biggest Fear: Time to Confess and Confront
Fears: confess and confront 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
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
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
Unbelievable Technology Revolutionising Telecommunications
I’ve sworn myself to secrecy about a most revolutionary discovery in telecommunications – until today. It's simply unbelievable technology. Now, as simultaneous launches occur in Mexico City and London, I can reveal details of what has engagingly come to be known by a group of elite scientists as the “Coo Coup”... 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
Can you Teach Entrepreneurship?
Can you teach entrepreneurship? The question "Can you teach entrepreneurship?" has received much attention over the last decade. People who teach entrepreneurship have an important job to do. However, much like the relationship between a 'product' and its life sustaining 'market', more consideration needs to be given to how people learn/engage with this subject. For me, academia stills over-emphases traditional didactic pedagogy. Insufficient thought is being applied to how learners learn and how entrepreneurial minds think. Read More