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The importance of reading the right books

The importance of reading Reading or any form of knowledge acquisition is important to entrepreneurs in particular. Knowledge allows us to build or stand on the shoulders of others (if we read the right books). One of such an author on business is Malcolm Gladwell. You may also be interested Continue Reading

Good to Great and Small to Great

The right team first The business book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins has to be one of the most recommended books for aspiring leaders. This is a great book on several grounds and for many reasons. The author and his team spent five years analysing the reasons why some Continue Reading

Leadership lesson from the Royal family

Sometimes it is difficult to keep all the jewels in the crown. The lesson from the UK Royal family The royal family do not get enough credit for their strategic and management decisions skills. The current upheavals affecting them in the last few months have brought out the best in Continue Reading

“For the want of a nail….”Doing the little things

Life lesson from a poem The poem by Benjamin Franklin “ for the want of a nail….’ signifies the importance of doing little things. The want of a nail led to the a series of other events which eventually culminated in the loss of an empire. The full poem is Continue Reading

Entrepreneurs lead by examples

Not every leader is an entrepreneur and not entrepreneur is a leader. But entrepreneurs must have good leadership skills. Great leaders also need to possess good entrepreneurial skills to deal with issues in their organisations; such as encouraging innovative solutions, developing great strategies and being able to get teams of Continue Reading

It is not over unless you give up

” It is not over…” is one of the best motivational speeches I have ever listened to. It was by the motivational speaker; Les Brown, titled ‘ It is not over until I win’.  The speech reminded me of my young niece who had the same attitude. She hated not Continue Reading

Past mistakes do not define you

More than 80% of adults want to start their own businesses, but only 5% of them actually make it to the starting block. This small group forms 95% of all companies and are classified as small to medium size companies. This means they have less than 50 employees. Unfortunately, more Continue Reading

Entrepreneurs solve problems and do good in the process

Transportation Most cities have problems of transporting people without gridlock. This problem is worse in most mega cities with rising population. In cities with population in excess of 10-20 million, governments and the private sector try a combination of ways to get the cities moving. In London and other large Continue Reading