October 1st 2012 marked a very special day in my calendar. It marked the first day on Oxygen Accelerator, an investor funded startup incubator, which brings startups together into one place and bombards them with resources over an intensive 13 weeks to really accelerate their growth. After much interrogation by mentors and investors, we passed [...]
Another week and another meet up with a Birmingham based entrepreneur. Life at Birmingham Science Park sure is interesting. This week I was given the chance to take to Alex Major, a somewhat serial entrepreneur with a very technical background. Having worked for the likes of Google, he decided to divert his interest into his [...]
For those that do not know Barnaby Lashbrooke is a UK based entrepreneur and a very interesting guy. By the age of 28 he had already sold a domain selling company for a multi million pound sum after growing it from nothing to 24,000 members with just £150 startup money. Currently he runs a series [...]
Welcome to perhaps my shortest post yet. 5 working rules for startups and entrepreneurs to live by: 1) Do something that scares you every day… If you have been putting something off or just feared doing something, then get through them one by one. You will be surprised just how much you learn and [...]
The vast majority of people, especially entrepreneurs often face issues with productivity from time to time. Sometimes, it can become a very serious issue with many people finding that they spend hours or even days without actually producing anything useful. I know, I was once there too. It is often an accumulation of many years [...]
[box type="yellow"]I love business, so this article relates to current business affairs and lessons we can learn from the sad news of Kodaks bankruptcy. I truly believe everyone should think about good business in general, so I hope this may be surprisingly interesting to many of you who do not usually real business related posts. [...]
Few films have some many insights as the animated film ‘Kung Fu Panda’. Although quite an enjoyable story it has many lessons which are both relevant and inspiring. So whilst sitting here watching the film I thought it would be prudent to write about all the life and business reminders intertwined within this entertaining adventure. Enjoy this Christmas day blog post:
Successful entrepreneurs are different from aspiring entrepreneurs, not least because they are successful but because they share a common series of characteristics or perhaps traits of successful entrepreneurs.
Here is a list of 10 things successful people do differently. If you can adapt, maybe you can become a successful entrepreneur too:
Todays lesson is one I learn over a very tough year. Having been a entrepreneur for most of my life, it is very difficult for me to define one thing that I am good at, one thing that I should be known for, or one thing that people should think he is the right man for the job. You see, I’m pretty good at most things, making me a good CEO, but that does not help people to help me.
This is a lesson for anyone who has a mentor or is looking for a mentor. The basis premise of having a mentor is to allow that person to help and guide you, so that you can accelerate your time to success. A mentor will usually be a person of high standing and valued experience [...]