From Idea to Launch – Strategic Planning for Websites that Convert!

46 years after the world was first introduced to the internet, the way that we interact with the online world has come a long way. With over 1,210,000,000 websites worldwide and growing by the millisecond, online interaction has in fact become a central component of our day-to-day lives. However, despite the world’s online population spending…

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Getting Started on a Shoestring

You’ve identified a gap in the market, you have an idea, but investors aren’t interested. Question: What is a cash-constrained entrepreneur to do? Answer: Shoestring. Starting a business on a shoestring budget is becoming one of the most popular ways for entrepreneurs to launch their dream ventures. Shoestring Startups, also known as Lean or Bootstrap…

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10 Things I Learnt From My MBA

In the time that’s passed since I completed my MBA, I’ve been asked two questions quite frequently: 1) Was it worth it? 2) What’s the number one thing you learnt? The first question is easy; absolutely. The connections, discussions, and critical thinking you get from undertaking an MBA in the world’s top 15 makes the…

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5 Business Lessons from China

At the back end of 2013 I was lucky enough to travel to Macau and parts of mainland China to attend the ‘Young Managers Forum’ hosted by the Asian Association of Management Organisations. The week-long program saw us visit a number of Chinese and foreign owned multinationals operating in Southern China, with the implications for…

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Book Review: To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

Dan Pink’s latest best seller, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others, follows the usual Dan Pink mould, mixing academic research, anecdotes from personal experiences and well-known business cases in an attempt to encourage the reader to rethink their views on “sales.” This approach makes Pink’s arguments seem so…

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