SPRINT – book review

SPRINT – book review

Imagine being able to de-risk your start-up by accelerating the process from conceptual product design through to initial client feedback in one week, from start to finish. This is the concept that underpins “Sprint.” The origin of the “Sprint” can be found at Google Ventures, where the CEO, Bill Maris...

Influence – The Stuff of Winners

Influence – The Stuff of Winners

How effective are your people as influencers? Influencing in sales meetings? In one to one conversations? In internal meetings, when giving presentations and seminars? It doesn’t matter how clever they are if they can’t persuade others to their way of thinking. And if they can't, they won't make an impact...

The Black Swan – book review

The Black Swan – book review

The central tenet of ‘The Black Swan’ is that periodically events will occur, which are so extreme as to irreversibly change the equilibrium around us, at the same time, they happen so infrequently that it is impossible to predict when or even if, they will happen. None the less, once...

Blue Ocean Strategy – book review

Blue Ocean Strategy – book review

The governing concept within this book is that businesses can operate either in a red ocean (competing in a commoditised zero-sum environment) or move to a blue ocean (so be unfettered by competition as their proposition is sufficiently unique for competitors not to matter.) With that, the book gives a...

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Tips and a workbook for a better business you

Workbooks (process maps) for me are a vital part of my daily working routine. I have set my business up, so the main core jobs have been process-mapped to meet my professional business expectations, and therefore I can spend more time training the team on other aspects of my business....

The 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership – book review

The 21 Irrefutable laws of leadership – book review

For anyone in a leadership position, this book is considered one of the classics, full of insights on what it takes to be a great leader. The author does this by describing his 21 laws of leadership, where with each one he dedicates a chapter, to fully explain both what...

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