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Ideas are for you, products are for customers

I love it when people have great ideas. Like seeing products and services that just work. I think ‘wow, these guys are doing it right’. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to see when people are getting it wrong. If they don’t change their attitude, the business won’t make...

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So when did you stop learning?

Have our busy lives stopped us from pursuing the need to learn, study, question and query? Seriously, think about it.  When last did you really learn something new or acquired a new skill?. It seems in today’s world, information is so readily available that we tend to...

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Challenges in life with planning and forecasting.

“I think the challenge in life is to not plan too far ahead, but also not plan to soon or not at all.” If you are planning too far ahead you will soon realize life and the universe have other plans. Planning too soon creates a feeling of claustrophobia and lack of...

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The dark side of Entrepreneurship

Most people train in the field of entrepreneurship out of necessity. Some get formal training and some learn by the seat of their pants. I am one of those that learnt as I went on, making mistakes and paying the price. I have always found it interesting that the...

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Does chaos theory rule our world?

Have you ever heard of chaos theory? Maybe you’ve heard of the butterfly effect? You may have seen a movie reference to it, or perhaps a university professor? Chaos theory is not for academics. Chaos theory is not a way of thinking, a religious principal or a...

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Why is marketing like fishing ?

Is marketing into new industries like fishing? Marketing into a new industry, product or venture is like fishing in the sea. For those who have seen these typical island reality survival shows, fishing only starts when the food has run out, and the hunger sets in....

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Is building your business like climbing stairs?

Building a business, especially during the start-up phase can be like climbing giant stairs…literally From the word go, you hit steep vertical challenges, seemingly higher than yourself. One of these verticals is to figure out how to get to the top. Do you use a...

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Time can be to your advantage!

Time is a commodity we all wish we could have a little extra of. Reality is our modern lives are busier than ever before. Learning how to manage this resource along with task prioritisation is a valuable means to achieving success in the online learning arena. We...

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Prerequisite for Rapid Growth – the Clock

Many businesses have the potential to grow rapidly. It is only when the demand for its products is limited that no growth is possible, but in many cases, even this assumption is not valid. A business that has the potential to grow rapidly could have an external or...

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On Which Side Of Disruption Are You?

Technology has slowly filtered into every level of business and changed everything.  This might sound like a dramatic statement, but think of one are of your business or institution that hasn’t in some way had to adapt with technology to stay ahead. Surprisingly,...

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The biggest obstacles to digitising your business

Let’s explore the concept of digitization.  When we refer to the digitization of a business, we are talking about more than having a website, a Facebook presence and an e-commerce site.  Digitization refers to taking every process within a business and redefining them...

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