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Startups Vs Incumbents — How Davids Can Take On Goliaths

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Startups are great at creating new markets, corporates are great at scaling them. But what about startups trying to win an existing market that has started growing? Logic would dictate that incumbents would always...
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How “Imposter Syndrome” is killing your innovation and how to fight it

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As persons, professionals, and organisations we fear impostor syndrome too much. Both towards others and ourselves. We live in a world where knowing, is more celebrated than trying to learn. And it is burdening...
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3 Timeless Lessons I Learned From Barack Obama’s Book

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If Barack Obama called, would you answer it? Some would, other’s may not. Regardless of your political views, lessons are still lessons and so I am going to assume you would. If that is the case, this...
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Left-Brain v Right-Brain. Doesn’t Really Matter. Be Flexible In Your Thinking

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According to conventional wisdom, people tend to have a personality, thinking style, or way of doing things that are either left-brained or right-brained. Those who are right-brained are supposed to be intuitive and creative...
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Be a Better Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe” pioneers as he started the lean startup movement. Before the lean movement, I would...
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Selling encyclopedias door-to-door taught me 5 crucial facts about selling

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Let’s start with a caveat emptor. I hesitated writing about this subject because so many have made their life’s work researching and writing about the art of selling. But like a good bottle of...
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Three fundamentals for a fulfilled life

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In 2020, I was part of a monthly class hosted by Business Mastery Club, an initiative sponsored by The Plenipotent Company. During one particular online class tagged Answers for your Business, one of the...
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Innovation in Nature: a life history strategy approach to change your business

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It’s time to ask nature how to keep pace with the change. Amplified by the pandemic, the digital dare is creating new winners and losers as we speak. From reimagining our lives to reassessing...
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Why Donald Trump is the Ultimate Winner in the Game of Life

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When he became the 45th president of the United States Trump won the Game of Life In the words of Donald Trump, his “whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never...