Good decisions

This post is adapted from Chapter D of my new book “The Busy Fool’s A to Z of Loving Work” Decisions are much easier to make when you have clarity about what you are really trying to achieve. It’s often said, in the success literature, that wealthy people tend to make decisions quickly, and change…

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Decisions as a factor in business strategy coaching

Decisions are core to business strategy coaching And they’re much easier to make when you have clarity about what you’re really trying to acheve.  And in the context of making a living doing what you love, knowing exactly what that is, and having a simple method to quickly decide which of your options is most…

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Are you a Protopreneur?

What is a protopreneur? We’ve all heard of entrepreneurs, haven’t we?  And most know what a ‘micropreneur’ is.  And a ‘solopreneur’ too.  Even ‘Mumpreneurs’ (and ‘Dadpreneurs’, according to Rachel Elnaugh).  But what’s a ‘protopreneur’?  It’s a made-up word, just like all the rest.  Well, apart from entrepreneur (which, according to Dubya, is something the French…

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Wealth Dynamics: When is a shortcut not a shortcut?

When talking about Wealth Dynamics, Roger Hamilton points out that successful people follow radically different paths to wealth.  Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – for years the #1 and #2 richest men in the world – have completely different ways of being successful. Gates had all his eggs in one basket, relying on innovating within…

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“Action always starts with calculation”

These days we are constantly harangued with the need to take action, not to just sit around wishing for good things to come to our business, LoA-style.  But what about the need to plan, to analyse the opportunity, to truly understand how to get the most out of our best opportunities? I’m just reviewing a…

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Assumptions?

Great video from Reckless Tortuga What unfounded assumptions do you make, and how do they get in your way?

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A flash of the bleedin’ obvious!!!

For months now, I’ve been struggling with the concept of using Opportunity Matrix as a decision-making tool in corporates, beating myself up about how “they won’t like the ‘are we excited by this‘ attractivness bit”. It just felt too airy-fairy for the corporates.  All around my network, people have been throwing their hands up in…

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AUDIO: Why Focus Is Important in Business

Here’s an MP3 of a talk I gave recently on why focus is important to any successful person: Why Focus Is Important Note: in the talk I say that I think Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is management professor at Sloan – he’s actually at Drucker in Southern California. Click on the title to access the audio

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