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Indecent Proposal

A short while ago I was having a conversation with the co-founder of a startup that had been invited to an exploratory meeting with a big, global brand in their industry. She was excited and perhaps a bit flattered that their startup had hit the radar of this company and she was eager to explore […]

Friends, Family and Fools

Friends, Family and Fools

I regularly come across new startups as part of my scanning activity. I’m also frequently approached (mainly on Linkedin) by new startups looking for investment which is thinly veiled as seeking my advice as a mentor. The majority of them however don’t appear to have done their homework and don’t actually have a clue what […]

quote by John C. Maxwell

Pride and decay

I recently snapped the above photo while wandering in the grounds of a glorious old estate where a friend was working and I was saddened to see what was obviously once somebody’s pride and joy, now abandoned and left to decay. The fact that the registration plate spelled “EGO” led me to reflect on the […]

WHY?

Tell me why!

It’s an occupational hazard. Just like the doctor that gets asked at the BBQ “what must I take for that nagging back pain?”, or the mechanic down the pub whose mates always ask just to “have a quick listen to the strange noise under the bonnet”. In my case, it’s “can I have your feedback […]