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12 Ways To Make The World Fall In Love With Your Brand

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 12, 2012

On February 16, 2011 The Borders Group announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, listing $1.275 billion in assets and $1.293 billion in debts. Within the boardroom of its Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters were crisis talks of private equity investment, auctions, petitions, lease takeovers, bids and eventually, liquidation. Across America and the world, the brand’s lovers felt emotions that hollow the stomach, while business analysts focused…

From Homeless to Entrepreneurs: Extraordinary Stories

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 8, 2012

For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter chill has descended. Thick winter jackets, scarves, thermals and boots are on. Retail competition is at its highest and capitalism is at it’s crowning moment, with agenda-driven economists and politicians disagreeing on key economic indicators such as consumer confidence and inflation. The very fortunate ones with cash or credit power have locked in trips to international and domestic ski resorts, while sun chasers…

40 Pieces of Inspiration For Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 12, 2011

There is an urgent need in our world for innovation. The world’s population is hovering at 7 billion and with the miracles of life comes demand for global food, water and energy resources. Additionally, demand for health, shelter, clothing, education, transportation, culture, finance and the distribution and democratization of information and technology. With the unique talents we individually possess, short lives we all live, problems we collectively face…

The Values Of Your Company: Priceless

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 17, 2011

When I started my career fifteen years ago at American Express, the New York headquartered company defined pre-requisites to my entry, across the Pacific, at their Sydney operations. These included education levels and grades, language skills, personal qualities, references, perceived competence and an expressed preference for five years of professional experience – which my ‘just had lunch with my mates at the University canteen’ curriculum vitae impossibly could…

30 Ways To Power Your World With Words

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 6, 2011

Words change the world. They inspire, unite, direct, empower and prompt action. They also discourage, divide, anger, misguide, confuse and mislead. Empires, governments, businesses, relationships and careers rise and fall because of words. Study President Obama’s inaugural speech, John Lennon’s Imagine, Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 25 years of broadcast, Forrest Gump’s sweet assessment of life and Pliny The Younger’s love letters to Calpurnia and you…

The Heart Of Your Business Plan

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 28, 2011

You are under 30, living the dream and officially an entrepreneur –  a word you will embark to define on your own terms. You’ve identified the market gap and need which will make you a millionaire. Oh heck, why stop there, multi-billionaire and Time Magazine’s future Person of The Year. You’re living on a prayer as you work on this dream – typing and skyping from cafés and…

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