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Category Archives: Business Development

Gareth Cliff On Everything blog tour: #CliffOnEverything

We have a blog tour for Gareth Cliff’s new book and tons of give-aways. The tour will stop at different blogs this week and next week till 27 November. WordStart is giving away books on Facebook and Twitter.

Snapshot of the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit 2011 #DILS11

The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit happened this Wednesday and caused a lot of conversation both online, and among attendees at the Sandton Convention Centre (Johannesburg). Being my first one, I had really high expectations, and they raised the bar from the moment I arrived. Without going into too much detail about all the talks, the […]

The topless host, potjiekos and the resistance

Resistance for startups eventually subsides with time. Getting large corporate companies and clients to listen to you may take time, but it happens eventually. Don’t be surprised when you sign a deal in 5 minutes.

Short Book Review: Poke The Box by Seth Godin

In his book Poke The Box, Seth Godin cuts through all assumptions and challenges you right from the start. He tempts you out of comfort, he calls you out, he asks you to take a stand. No contents pages, no forewords, no introductions – he just gets right into it.

The Art Of The Start : Lessons from Guy Kawasaki

The Art Of The Start by Guy Kawasaki goes in-depth about starting an entrepreneurial organization and running it successfully. It’s a book every startup should read, and one you wish you read before you started.

Kill your last great idea

A blank page is quite scary. Really daunting to say the least. Well….it has been, for me,  lately. Here is the thing, you want the writing to come out perfectly. To bring hundreds, if not thousands, of readers. But the real intention was never that, for me. It was to track where I was at […]

That Elusive Dream Client

So, you wake up one morning with an idea to start your business and having high profile clients call you up all the time. Days become weeks, they turn to months and you haven’t had access to that dream client. What now? You’ve tried everything you know how and exhausted your network calling everyone who […]

Chilli Cheese Fries and unusual buzz

Some days you get so busy, lunch becomes a distant reflection. Except those days when you actually put everything down. You leave the office and go sit somewhere.  Even then, little do you expect lunch itself to make it into your conversation. What’s for lunch? So we went to a little restaurant called Tasha’s with […]

Lose The Business Plan : Book Review

Business plans are never a true reflection of what goes on in a startup. Yet banks, funders and potential investors still insist on them. My mentor told me something very interesting recently, which also transformed the way I view business since that chat. His words were “don’t plan too much, take your product to market […]

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