Can entrepreneurs culture culture?

cultureI used to think that a corporate culture was last on the list of things that a business owner or entrepreneur needed to concern themselves with. It was something that just happened. It was a soft metric that was a lag indicator on the balanced scorecard of the business. Today however my opinion has changed.

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Entrepreneurs and the Capital Drain Debate

wishes and dreamsThere are two things that entrepreneurs are acutely aware of; especially as they begin their entrepreneurial journey as a fledgling startup; they are: capital and closely linked to that, the need to invest their personal funds into an insatiably money-hungry beast. There are a number of things that make this an extremely stressful time for the budding entrepreneur.

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Get to what’s important; quickly!

GetToThePointAs an entrepreneur, chances are that you are pretty passionate about what it is your organisation is offering the world. As the creator and designer of the business you are more than likely armed with a wealth of information that goes into infinite detail about various levels of where you can positively impact your client’s life.

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Care Norway: Dear Daddy….

DearDaddyAs a South African male; having grown up in a society that has a persistent history of violence against women; this video by Care Norway certainly struck a chord. I urge you to watch this video – and share it far and wide! This 5 minute short film is an incredibly emotive, disturbing and powerful story; narrated from the point of view of an unborn baby girl, as a “Dear Daddy” letter. It will give you goosebumps and it will make you sit up & listen!

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LinkedIn get all emoticon!

no emoticons LinkedInVery rarely have LinkedIn frightened me with an advancement of their platform. When they introduced Pulse, I was all for it. When they allowed mere mortals to give thought leadership content, I was on board. But their latest development has me scratching my head; questioning their strategy and generally just trying to make sense of what they were thinking.

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

human-evolution-go-backEntrepreneurs are constantly evolving. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and what can and should be done. This is what makes entrepreneurs so special. This determined belief in the Darwinian; Survival of the Fittest!

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Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

economyEconomics has never really been a topic that has filled me with excitement and wonder. I have always viewed it as a “tick box” subject when it comes to studies. Well, that was until recently. Over the recent past I have become increasingly aware of the subtleties of economics and more over the various manifestations there of.  To be more precise, I have become quite fascinated by the evolution of economics or rather economic models over the past decade or so.

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Qualified Entrepreneurs

qualifiedIs there such a thing as a qualified entrepreneur? If so, what is it? Can you study to be an entrepreneur and what does that qualification look like? These are just the super high-level questions that are asked on a daily basis. The real crux of this article is twofold. The first is: can you teach someone to be an entrepreneur? The second is: does an entrepreneur need a qualification?

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You might be a serial entrepreneur if…..

another serial entrepreneurWhat is a serial entrepreneur? You maybe one and you don’t realise it?! In keeping with the entrepreneur theme of late; I have become quite interested in speaking to entrepreneurs and listening to their evolutionary stories.

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The entrepreneur doesn’t have be the smartest person in the room

clever personThis is something that plagues businesses of any size and description. It is not just localised to SME’s and entrepreneurs. But the boss does not have to be the smartest person in the room!

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