You have to start a business or something - to find out where it might take you. The secret is not so much in the idea - but in the starting.
The recent corporate scandals, from Libor fixing to horse meat in our burgers, has shone a bright light on the role and character of business and banking leaders as never before.
For me, it is time for the transparent leader to step forward...
Why do I believe that leadership is the be all and end all? That it is the difference maker?
Simply because developing our leadership ability is the akin to developing our character. And we need both if we are to succeed at failing...
Watch this neat video from the Kaufmann Foundation and you'll see that the vast majority of new startup businesses don't need business angels or VCs or banks.
Startup businesses recognise that neither a good nor an exceptional product or new idea alone is enough to succeed.
So, then, what are the two factors that every successful startup needs? And does your startup have them? Find out...
Here is a puzzle - how do you pay a startup team before you have any money?
We have found that 3 key dimensions need to be resolved to enable to you develop a strong and motivated startup team.
The Lean Startup movement gets that learning underpins all innovation - and startup success.
The lean startup concept also understands that the learning is about finding out what 'doesn't work' as much as 'what does'.
So, what can top physicist Richard Feynman teach us about lean startups and innovation? Find out...
Every three years we seem to undergo a fundamental shift in thinking.
We had rapid system development 6 years ago, and rapid customer development 3 years - so what should we expect in 2011?
Read on to find out...