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New Comers & Worker Bees …

- November 28, 2012 3 MIN READ

The New-Comers are enthusiastic, excited and full of dreams. They believe that this new industry they are in will fulfill their dreams and take them places. New-Comers are normally willing to work hard with little pay in the short term on the belief that the rewards will come in later.

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Influence is Output

- November 7, 2012 2 MIN READ

Recently I watched this short video about Influencers. It was beautifully shot but it didn’t say very much. Just some very basic observations about people who have been influential in the past. The opening line says something that I flat out disagree with. It says “An Influencer has a certain confidence that not many people have”.

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The Singer vs The Microphone

- October 29, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Imagine we live in 1876 and the first Microphone has just been invented. It’s an exciting new device that takes the human voice and amplifies it to many people. This new technology is fascinating to a lot of people. Imagine there are seminars and courses on how to set up a microphone, how to switch it on, how to fiddle with the dials.

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Newcomers, Worker Bee’s and Key People of Influence

- September 3, 2012 3 MIN READ

The New-Comers are enthusiastic, excited and full of dreams. They believe that this new industry they are in will fulfill their dreams and take them places. New-Comers are normally willing to work hard with little pay in the short term on the belief that the rewards will come in later. Typically they have seen the results that a KPI has achieved and they want to recreate similar success for them self.

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7 Big Mistakes I see Small Businesses Make Everyday

- July 24, 2012 4 MIN READ

I just spent the last 4 days meeting with 120 small business owners in Melbourne who are exploring ways to grow their business. I’ve done these sessions in the UK, Singapore, the USA and Mexico. There are seven big mistakes small businesses make that I see all the time…

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You Get What You Pitch For…

- July 12, 2012 2 MIN READ

A pitch is a powerful set of words that you send out to the world again and again. Eventually, if you stick at it and really get the pitch perfect, you will get what you pitch for. In business, if you get it right you can raise money, attract a team, engage partners and inspire clients to take you on. If you are a change maker, you will eventually attract a following, upset the status quo and see a shift in your cause.

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Valuable Ideas are Worthless

- July 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

I don’t know how many times I hear people talking about their top secret “valuable idea”. They get paranoid about sharing it, they worry about people discovering it, they want people to buy it off them and they think that it’s worth millions.