Before we get into the nuts and bolts of what Business Insider’s, James Cook published, lets get one thing straight: if Cooks claims were true, Clozer would never have passed due diligence and completed funding lead by Kayar Ragahan and a group of international investors – we signed a 6 figure investment deal AFTER Business Insider published. The unit economics of the internet … More Business Outsider
I run two virtual companies, employing over 100 people combined. When I first started out, potential employees were horrified to learn that we had no high-rise office with appending copy machine and bad coffee. It helped separate the committed from the drifters. Today it has come together almost seamlessly, teams meet outside of their wooden cubicles (we try … More How to Make Remote Working Work: Lessons from Fully Distributed Teams
‘What do you think the con in consultant stands for?’, someone asked me recently. ‘That’s a bit harsh’ I said, ‘Consultants bring a fresh perspective and have the benefit of working with multiple companies so they have a deeper insight into what works’. ‘That’s all very well and good’ he said ‘but a start-up can’t … More Nine Tools Every Start-up Should Use
I’ve dedicated my working life to increasing the capacity of charities. I worked in fundraising from the age of 18; raising millions for good causes. It was the constant behest from donors that little or no money be used for infrastructure that lead me to create Give What You’re Good At (a for-profit match.com for … More Are Charities the Best Vehicle to Solve Social Problems?
The London Marathon is an unlikely business incubator, the sweat, pain, toilet ques and random strangers shouting your name bear little resemblance to the coffee stained papers and endless business administration; but running the marathon taught me many lessons that have helped me build a successful business. 1. Ask for support As I lined up … More What Running The London Marathon Taught Me About Running a Business