Monthly Archives: October 2013

If I fail more than you do, I win.

I have failed way more times than I have succeeded. I have owned businesses before, from owning a butchery, to an internet cafe, to vending machines, to dry cleaners etc. Some of those businesses went well, some went bust. My … Continue reading

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The Startup Revolution

The Revolution There is a revolution going on and it is sort of hard to notice this revolution because revolutions take more than a week. For 150 years we lived in an industrial economy. The industrial revolution led to industries, … Continue reading

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Wishing and Hoping Does Not Work in Business

What works in business is “doing”. Executing the plan requires effort. It is the muscle, the labor and the heavy lifting that gets the job done. If you are wishing a potential calls you to buy something, the wait is … Continue reading

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Be a round peg in a square hole

Fitting in is a short-term strategy to get you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy, it takes guts and produces results. If you care enough about your work to be willing to be criticised for it then you have … Continue reading

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Why is it so important for experienced entrepreneurs to mentor statup entrepreneurs

It’s a two-way learning experience. As much as I thought I’d be teaching a startup entrepreneur a thing or two, they taught me a ton more. It is truly a mutually beneficial alliance. I share my insights and experience. They … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Bad at Networking If…

1. If you have not allowed the person you’re speaking with to actually speak in the last 60 seconds, you’re not networking, you’re monologing. Unless your name is Hamlet, quit it! There are few things as frustrating as someone who … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship, if you’re doing it for fame and fortune. Don’t do it.

Two pieces of advice I tell startup entrepreneurs that I wish you knew when I got started First, if you’re doing it for fame and fortune. Don’t do it. Do it to change your little part of the world, to … Continue reading

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30 Startup Tips

Startup Tip 1: Start with a good business idea. Startup Tip 2: Give yourself a competitive advantage – Get organised & work; make your ideas happen. Startup Tip 3: Make creating customer value your primary focus. Startup Tip 4: Get … Continue reading

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3 Encouraging Lessons from Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Certain books should come with a warning sign “it might change your life” because they may have a profound impact on your outlook after reading them, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is one such book. I read the book and re-read … Continue reading

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#Entrepreneurship: Can you answer the question “What do you do?”

Make sure you can answer the following questions clearly: – What do you do? – What do you stand for? – What problem are you solving? A number of entrepreneurship struggle to describe what their businesses did. Seth Godin says: … Continue reading

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