Steady Progress!

Steady Progress!

The Entrepreneurs Emotional Toolkit is about half way through its third edit. I must admit it’s taking me longer than I planned. Other work has snuck in and used up a lot of the time I wanted to use for completing the third pass on the text. Oh and the 1st pass showed...
The Happily Grinning Entrepreneur… Or Not

The Happily Grinning Entrepreneur… Or Not

I have always enjoyed working for myself and I am pretty sure that not much can compare to the joy and sense of achievement that comes with making your own business idea actually work. But entrepreneurship has undoubtedly also been the source of some of the most...
Business Lessons From Hell (phones)

Business Lessons From Hell (phones)

Ten years ago I broke a promise to myself and went back to doing something I swore I would never do again. I saw The Hellphones play their 3rd ever live show at the emerging Sounds competition in Johannesburg, South Africa and a week later I approached them to ask if...
The Entrepreneurs Emotional Toolkit Book

The Entrepreneurs Emotional Toolkit Book

I am busy writing a new book called The Entrepreneurs Emotional Toolkit. The book is designed to help anyone who is starting out on their own, or who has started and is maybe wondering what on earth is happening to them. It is not a business self-help book in the true...
The Crucial Skills: Creativity

The Crucial Skills: Creativity

  This keeps coming up. Creativity is inextricably tied to innovation. As an entrepreneur, your largest asset is your ability to remain memorable and desirable in the face of your competition. Creativity/innovation is the best way to do this. This means that, as an...
The Crucial Skills: Reliability

The Crucial Skills: Reliability

In twenty years as a freelance journalist I have lost count of how many jobs I got because another writer failed to meet the deadline. When you are a business that stands alone there is ONE thing that you have to get right, and keep getting right. The thing that keeps...