A picture, or in this case infographic, is worth a thousand words. Peter Doyle shares “How Startup Funding Works”, an infographic by Simon Dumville. Continue reading

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Strategy for Startups: what is strategy and why is it important? (1/3)

Eminent VC and start-up commentator Fred Wilson says, “don’t think you are going to win in business with a better product, more capital, or a bigger team…The winner in a market most often has the best strategy and executes it well”. The takeaway point being that strategy is important, even for startups. But what is strategy? Continue reading

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As Mark Zuckerberg recovers from his 30th Birthday hangover, he shows us how startups need to grow up in order to become successful Continue reading

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7 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation

How can companies nurture innovation and motivate their talent to bring innovations forward? Each company is destined to get the results it gets. Continue reading

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The golden rule is that you should base new product initiatives on a combination of your technical expertise and evident customer needs. But innovators are rule breakers so you can try a new product based on just one of these criteria. Continue reading

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Risk is an Imperative for Sustainable Innovation

Of the ten imperatives to Roberts Rules of Innovation, “No Risk… No Innovation” is arguably one of the most important. There are many possible roads to innovation, and unfortunately many of them lead to a dead end. Successful innovation means defining your own road, and learning to celebrate the wrong turns that ultimately lead to victory. Continue reading

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Building a Next Generation Organisation Requires Collaboration

What does collaboration mean to you? If your instinctive answer was that collaboration means working together then you are not alone, but forgive me if I come up with a supplementary question and ask what working together really means? You see, for many, in business and in life, collaboration or working together is just another way of explaining task allocation. Continue reading

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