Entrepreneur Beware | The Hard Truth About Venture Capitalism

VCs are often depicted as big risk takers who back entrepreneurs and their bold new ideas. But is this really the case?

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Risk Management for Startups | Planning for Profit…and Loss

Risk management, by its very nature, cannot be common sense. Most of us avoid risk. We run from it like the plague. We are taught to avoid it by seeking stability, structure and sustainability in all the things that we do. The few amongst us who do dive head first into risk, have the battle scars to show for it. So why do entrepreneurs do it?

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Strategies for Business Longevity | Three Lessons from the Tortoise

A sudden windfall, an inheritance, winning the lottery–all these external events do not promise longevity. What they do bring is a sudden burst of short-lived prosperity that is doomed to inevitably vanish.

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What are the key ingredients of a successful business?

“From both the perspective of someone who is working for, and someone who is buying from a large corporation, they eventually fail to fulfil the needs of their employees or customers. I believe this is fundamentally due to the ever-changing nature of needs of … all humans.”

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Why Startup Founders Should Embrace Risk

The foundation stone of every startup is a risk-laden idea. To build a company, founders must take more risks, not less.

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What is Money? The Journey from Coins to BitCoins

Whilst the genesis story of the origin of coins remains a disputed topic amongst historians, we can be certain of three things. Firstly, money did not always exist. Secondly, it is a human invention. And thirdly, humans do not–and did not–actually need it to survive.

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The Monthly Minimum Wage Myth

The hourly wage for services rendered or a fixed salary for work done is really quite a ridiculous notion if you stop to think about it. And yet, this is the system that most of us work with when we think about the notion of ‘money’.

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When Passion Becomes Profession | The Startup Leadership Team

I’m thankful to have a team. They keep things in check. They see my blind spots. They nudge me gently when I am going off-course. Sometimes they even come down on me hard when I am unable to pinpoint my own personal weaknesses. One thing I will say is that a startup team must consist of leaders–no matter who the founder is.

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