Becoming an entrepreneur is possibly one of the hardest decisions you will make in your life. Even the stats are against you. Yet there are increasingly big numbers of people pursuing this route. In this article I unpack – based on my personal experiences and observations around the world – the why.
7 things I learned from flying airplanes that will be useful for entrepreneurs
“Maybe we should move away from this idea of billion dollar evaluations. The number of startups that haven’t become billion dollar businesses but make unbelievable returns for their shareholders is enormous”. “York Zucchi, a maverick Swiss born entrepreneur…” Hyperbole aside, my view is that not focusing on becoming the next facebook takes a lot of […]
From my “Entrepreneurial Rumblings” series. These are articles where I share my entrepreneurial experiences in the hope they are of use to other friends out there. They are not brilliantly written nor meant for an official publication: they are heartfelt thoughts straight to pen. No editing. Hence “rumblings”. Hope you will forgive any lack of flow […]
A little jog down memory lane reminds me that I’ve been involved in mentoring for as long as I can recall… And not always doing it well. I’ve learned many a things over the years, so thought of putting down some of my learnings for the benefit of others… Here are my tips around mentoring…
Last week we had our 1 year anniversary of the GIBS Alumni Entrepreneurship Club. So far – rough guess – we have had over 900 alumni attending. Most of these amazing individuals are MBA graduates (we had a few PDBAs) and inevitably given the cost involved in doing an MBA, most of these were/are employed in mid-to-large organizations. […]
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, […]