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Rob’s Goodbye Lessons

February 21st, 2008 » Comments (0)

Sadly today is Rob May’s last day at the helm of BusinessPundit. Personally I think it’s a great shame Rob’s leaving. His last post is The Top 10 Changes In My Business Thinking, which is a candid review of his experiences in business and is well worth a read. I really enjoyed it and wanted […]



Purple Cow – Seth Godin

February 21st, 2008 » Comments (0)

Purple Cow is about the value of selling a remarkable product or of being a remarkable business. Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. He urges you to ask “why not” and to consider doing the things that are “just […]



Why I Love Writing

February 21st, 2008 » Comments (2)

A few weeks ago I was sorting out some old boxes of stuff – you know the sort, things you’ll never use again, but you just can’t bring yourself to throw away – in amongst it all I found a diary of my 1985 childhood holiday in Manaus (Brazil). I don’t remember writing it, but […]



The Golden Entrepreneur

February 21st, 2008 » Comments (0)

There are various press reports that the latest business angel to enter the Dragons’ Den, James Caan is planning to show that the 2012 Olympic Games will only benefit more than just big business. To do so he’s devised a TV show that’ll put entrepreneurs who think they’ve got something to offer the Games through […]



The Business Idea Factory

February 20th, 2008 » Comments (5)

I’ve just read an article in the FT about entrepreneurs taking a shotgun approach to start-ups which says: The quest to develop the internet’s next big thing can be full of unexpected twists and turns. PayPal, the online payments service, started as a way of transmitting payments securely between Palm Pilots. … Flickr, the photo […]



Human Resources Management

February 20th, 2008 » Comments (3)

Seth Godin recently wrote about Human Resources, saying: in days of yore, factories consisted of people and machines. The goal was to use more machines, fewer people, and to design processes so that the people were interchangeable, low cost and easily replaced. The more leverage the factory-owner had, the better. Hence Personnel or the even […]



Becoming A Cartoonist

February 19th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Richard Duszczak of Cartoon Studio has just drawn me another version of my caricature ready for use with the forthcoming update to the Top 100 Business Blogs and as a result I was looking at his website earlier when I spotted an email he’s recieved, I’ve paraphrased but essentially the gist is: I have for […]



Building Business Relationships

February 19th, 2008 » Comments (0)

No matter how good your product or service is your business will need to develop good relationships to succeed. It’s not just relationships with your customers that matter either, you should also build a good relationship with your suppliers, professional advisors, bankers, investors and competitors. So what is the key to building good business relationships? […]



Questions To Ask An Entrepreneur

February 18th, 2008 » Comments (0)

I’ve finally settled on my list of questions to as an entrepreneur, I’m going to start sending this out with interview requests to people that I consider to be interesting entrepreneurs. In your own words, who are you and what is your business? Why did you choose to start your own business? How did you […]



Cleaning Wheelie Bins

February 18th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Cleaning wheelie bins is one of those business opportunities that had it was presented on Dargons’ Den I’d have expected the Dragons to mock. I’d also have written it off as a business idea that is unlikely to succeed, after all who is going to pay up to £5 per fortnight (£125 per year) to […]