Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’
Entrepreneurship and isolation, do the two go hand in hand?
Sir, I am both entrepreneurial and social. As a recent university graduate I miss being among other people. Being around others invigorates me. As I grow my business and hire new employees will I feel reinvigorated? Does it matter if the people you work with are your “equals” or are people you hired?
Isolation is not a pre-requisite for Entrepreneurship, although it is easy to fall into this mindset.
Something that is very difficult to predict prior to starting your own business is how lonely it is potentially going to be. You’ve got two employees, neither of which even vaguely understand what you’re all about. You’ve got 10 customers and 3 suppliers and they’re not interested in your personal welfare either. So what to do and who to turn to? Read more »
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Business Stripped Bare – Richard Branson
How did Virgin Mobile become the fastest business in United States history to reach a $1 billion turnover? (Yes, Faster even than Microsoft or Google)
How did a man who set out to sell records in the 70′s become one of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs with friends to count on such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama to name just a few? Business Stripped Bare provides the answers.
Before you even make it to the opening credits you get a flavour of what being a truly global entrepreneur looks like. On the inside cover in rough handwriting (presumably Branson’s) are notes detailing some of the things he managed to achieve last year: Ordered 6 new 747 400’s; Opened a game reserve in Africa; Bought 5 miles of Majorcan coastline for new hotel; Secured site for largest cinema in the world in Tokyo;Opened first megastore in Beirut; Richard Branson is without question a truly global entrepreneur. Read more »
Tags: book review, business culture, entrepreneur, intrapreneur, richard branson
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What’s the difference between an Entrepreneur and an Intrapreneur? and why should I care?
“An Entrepreneur is someone who has the skills, passion and financial backing to create wealth from new business opportunities and is willing to take full responsibility for its success or failure.”
“An Intrapreneur is someone who Read more »
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