Purple cow

What I can do for you!

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I'm a business and strategy coach. Makes sense? But I'm a 'purple cow' too - a business coach with a difference, and that difference is in the way I work, putting your organisation's culture at the centre of what I do, and ensuring the deliverables…
Profit first the survival trap

7 Steps to Profitability

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Let’s start with a question. What is profitability? In the simplest terms, it’s the number you ‘get to’ after all your sales have been counted up, and all the expenses subtracted at the end of your financial year. But that doesn’t…

How To Make Your Start Up Profitable From Day 1!

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Ohe one thing that kills more businesses in their first 5 years than anything else is lack of cash. Not so much the profitability of the business, or how much money is ‘made’. Its cash flow. Lack of cash leads to you not paying yourself,…

What Are You Waiting For?

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The opportunity you have IS the opportunity, stop waiting for the right opportunity to come along. Every day I listen to people who just need a final piece of the puzzle to drop before they can kick on. People waiting for the ducks to be…

When everyone is right, how do we move forward?

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I learned a long time ago that everyone is right. I'm one of those people with strong principles, and I've always seen it as my job to teach, show, or even cudgel others into the 'correct' (which means 'my') way of thinking. When this involves…

Winning on Purpose

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Do you know what you need to do in order to win? On purpose? I don't mean what feeling you need to have, or what attitude you'd like to adopt, what the latest book has told you to do, or what the latest technological marvel is that…

Why can't we make Swansea great?

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I first published this on LinkedIn. Before I start, this isnt political, at least not in the party political sense. Neither am I aiming this at anyone in the public sector working hard. I have nothing but respect for people who's work…

Why Your Change Programme Is Failing

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[ted id=848] I'm making a bit of a habit of working in transformational roles at present. Working with traditional media businesses in my case, and helping to steer them towards a digital mindset. It's almost always about culture and neglecting…

What Politicians Should Learn From Business

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Please don't worry, unlike a million others today I'm not going to use this blog to talk politics! This is a marketing and business blog, and I'm only interested in talking about what I've seen during the recent election in the UK that might…

Want To Be Successful? Just wait...

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I saw a one of those 'inspirational' pictures / quotes things the other day on Facebook. I must admit a fondness for this sort of thing, don't judge me, you must do too, given how overwhelmingly popular these things seem to be! This one…