Category: Entrepreneurship

Education versus Schooling

Screw it, I’m not going to send my kids to university when they complete their schooling years. I’m going to send them travelling, and not only that – I’m going to make them pay for it. When they inevitably spend a day, thankfully still in the distant future, throwing up

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Ideas are Just a Multiplier of Execution

A good friend of mine met up with Derek Sivers in Singapore earlier this year and instantly turned around and said to me, “Chris you need to meet Derek, he’s completely on your wavelength and you’ll get on well.” In 1998 Derek founded CDBaby.com with $500 and sold the business

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Betting on Cornered Cats

Early stage companies are always going to have upsets. Financing falls over at the 11th hour, a software glitch puts their entire launch in jeopardy, biological waste is dumped on their doorstep, resignation of a director, fraud and theft from within the company (yep, been there), a new government regulation alters the

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Predicting Prosperity Part II

Last week we discussed some of the trends which shaped history, and how technology and geographical location played a role. Today we talk about what we think are some of the most important factors to consider in PREDICTING prosperity going forward (crystal balls be damned). I make a living without the need

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8 Reasons Not To Sign an NDA

One of the most important things for any Entrepreneur to do is to protect their intellectual property. As such I’ve often heard it being said that entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital should ensure that potential investors sign an NDA. This is nuts. This seems to me to be akin to asking a

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The Benefits of Pissing People Off

We’ve previously discussed the various aspects of angel investing and what we look for in a business and its management. Today I want to talk about the other side of the coin. My reason for discussing this topic was prompted by my having a quite drink with a friend recently.

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