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.

Achieving Millionaire Status

How does money motivate you? Salespeople regularly offered me lifts back in the eighties. It's fair to say I enjoyed the banter. Their cars went faster too. London bound, one bright weekday winter's morning, I was hitching a lift onto the M1. Without warning, a car was jamming on its brakes and pulling into the empty slip road ahead of me. The smart-suited driver from Leicester could take me 60 miles. In no time we were doing 90+ in the outside lane. All was good with the world... Read More

Find new ideas to start your business

Where to find new ideas to start your business If you read the post 'How to Profit from the Alternative Rhythms of Time', you'll be aware I recommended the 'Springwise' website. It's the place to find new ideas to start your business and get your daily fix of innovative and entrepreneurial thoughts... Read More

Profit from the Alternative Rhythms of Time

Our planet hosts 4 billion people who scrape by on less than $2 a day. Yet, perverse as it may sound, 24 hours in a day is not enough time for many people who work in industrialised economies. Lack of time rather than lack of money is an increasingly common complaint amongst the 100,000 million people who earn $20,000 or more annually... Read More

Going faster by slowing down

Going faster by slowing down is a important way think In my earliest hitchhiking days, any stopping vehicle was an opportunity to travel. The excitement of the moment put me in the car. Going faster by slowing down was a concept outside my impatient grasp... Read More

Teenage Love Fires Entrepreneurial Spirit

Teenage love fires entrepreneurial spirit To describe one of my first loves as a 'big bag' might be a little misleading, but it is quite true. Like any other 16 year-old, relationships were important to me. I wasn't necessarily looking for it and back then I didn't realise that teenage love fires entrepreneurial spirit. But 30 years later, I get goosebumps. And the hairs on my neck stand on stilts when I think of that memorable first encounter. It was like this... Read More