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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Laser focus or floodlight?

As the recession bites deeper, with more and more reports of layoffs and businesses in financial difficulties, I’m increasingly hearing of people who are ‘stretching’ the kind of business they will take on into new areas.  And a lot of the time, these new ventures are not really that closely linked to their core expertise,…

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This downturn will be a blessing in disguise for some

As we hear about more and more big corporates shedding workers, I find myself wondering whether some – possibly most – of those who find themselves surplus to requirements will find redundancy is a fantastic opportunity masquerading as a catastrophe. It may be my jaundiced view of the corporate life, but in my experience the…

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