Understand yourself and read behaviour quickly

From bonkers to brilliant. Discover how people who run businesses behave and learn what drives entrepreneurs and how are we affected by different situations, the decisions we make and the people with whom we work. This subject covers: leadership; communication; decision making; relationships; failure; psychology; conceptual thinking; buyer behaviour and 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

Present to influence the audience

How do you present to influence the audience? Stood by the roadside thumbing lifts was an empowering experience. Drivers who stopped validated what I was doing and thus hitchhiking became meaningful, worthwhile and rewarding. Whilst it wasn't rocket science, I always thought carefully in advance about my appearance as well as how and where I stood. And I looked at the driver as the vehicle approached. By thinking about how I should present to influence the audience, I was doing my best to sell the idea of being offered a lift... Read More