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What you can learn from a $1000 million building?

Categories: Misc Advice

On 4th August 2016 a once run-down district of London gave birth to The Francis Crick Instituteand baked right into its architecture is something very clever ... something that can benefit anyone who has ever had a business idea, or an idea of any kind. This post reveals this buildings clever little secret.

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I’m not an American so who cares about thanksgiving

Categories: General

I’m not American and I don’t live in America so Thanksgiving Day means NOTHING to me - a big fat ZERO!!! Right? Wrong! I love Thanksgiving. I applaud the Americans - and the Canadians and everyone else who celebrates Thanksgiving - for creating this VERY special day. I can’t think of anything better to celebrate, than giving thanks.

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Was I wrong about 'reality' and business ideas?

Categories: General Opinion Idea Strategy

Earlier in the week I wrote about the importance of 'reality' and why it could be considered to be the most important part of the process of transforming ideas into reality. Was I wrong? Surely that pot of gold that you get when you achieved what you set out to achieve is more important than the business idea itself, and it has to be way more important than all the hard work that goes into transforming that idea into reality, right?

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I shed a tear as I read the news about Nice this morning

Categories: General

In my early 20s I spent a month travelling around Europe. I visited dozens of places, but my favourite was Nice in the South of France, and I spent hours sitting in cafes on the Avenue des Anglais where last night’s atrocity happened.

Those peaceful memories of a tree lined avenue by the sea have been shattered, but at least for me they are just distant memories. For the poor people involved yesterday the pain is real and present. Seriously, how do you cope with such heartache?

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Welcome to my new site

Categories: General

Ideas are hugely important when it comes to business, but what’s more important is transforming those ideas into reality - and that is the golden thread that I want to run through every aspect of the new site. In the three decades I’ve been in business I’ve noticed that it isn’t ideas that are in short supply, but something else.

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$10 that paid major dividends

Categories: General

The story of how a visit to the cinema and a meal out with my youngest son resulted in forgiveness for a brief moment of anger, whilst at the same time helping out an entrepreneurial African - and all for a measly $10. What a great investment.

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If it sounds too good to be true

Categories: General Advice

Sometimes it is just too easy to get excited about a new product or service. It happens to us all at one time or another. What should you do when there's a risk of getting carried away? Here's some timely advice for what to do when things just sound too good to be true.

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10 reasons why women are perfect for online business

Categories: General Misc

Are men more likely to succeed with an online business or do women have the edge? After coffee with a friend I really got to thinking about some of the positive traits that many women bring to the party. As it was International Women's Day that day I figured it would make a timely post and hopefully act as motivator for any women out there who might just be wondering whether they were cut out for all this online business stuff.

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