But whilst dozens of people with thumbs outstretched lined my route from Uhmslanga to Durban, it was the mothers with babes on their backs, risking life and limb in the car-frenzied city of Jakarta, that really got my attention… [Read more...]
The personal journey over the last quarter century has had its mix of success and failure; critical experience informing the senses as to whether something new can progress sufficiently so it bears fruit in the longer-term… [Read more...]
The previous post entitled ‘Top 10 websites for entrepreneurs’ highlighted the most popular sites being recommended to people starting in business. But when looking more deeply at the sites and social media sources that didn’t make top ten status, it became clear that something that lacks popularity may still have game-changing value.
For 2 months I conducted some basic research to establish the best websites that help people start and stay in business in the UK. Over 500 individuals (who work in an advisory and business support capacity in academia, the public and private sectors as well as people running businesses) were asked to provide feedback on the single question “What are the really good websites you recommend people use..?” [Read more...]
“I’m sorry but Nick never gives interviews” I was informed. The PA on the other end of the line was pleasant but firm. “But please give me your details. Someone in PR will be in touch I’m sure.”
Two days later the phone rang. To my astonishment I learnt my wish had been granted. Even though he had a hectic schedule, the world’s greatest entrepreneur wanted to meet me in person; and he had even insisted on making all my travel arrangements… [Read more...]