We all heard the saying that it is not personal, it is business. Well, in the start up space business is personal, so when your business is going pear shaped it is difficult to remain positive. I should know. I have been through a few failures (in my career and in my entrepreneurial adventures). So […]
Entrepreneurship – until you’ve tried it, it is difficult to describe. When you talk about it it has all the resemblances of a nice neat little box: idea, prototype, tests, clients, funding, growth, etc. But when you are in it you really get to know yourself – what you are good at, not good at, […]
As my collection of years starts becoming more impressive (i.e. I am getting old), here is a dynamic (i.e. constantly updating) list of lessons I learned from life and tips. Enjoy. Tips for life:
Almost without exception all companies started as an entrepreneurial venture… Some would say an adventure. Indeed, we would argue that entrepreneurs are the adventure seekers amongst you. They are those that trust their own instincts. Those that are prepared to motivate themselves and not afraid to ask questions and propose solutions.
by York Zucchi (edited by Pete Guest) I live and invest in sub-Saharan Africa and I am passionate about its potential, but I am not unrealistic. African countries are, in many ways, inefficient markets. They often lack transparency and accountability in their institutions. However, they present many opportunities that are simply not as easily available […]
Here is a letter I would have written to my old self with suggestions about what to think about before quitting my job at Goldman Sachs to start my own business. I hope you will find some useful lessons on the realities vs myths of entrepreneurship.
One of my favorite poems for entrepreneurs