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Where did it all go wrong for me but right for them?

Where did it all go wrong for me but right for them?

Every person who has experienced the pain of a failed idea, or even worse the pain of someone else’s success with their idea, has felt the world judge them as they have judged others. We need to recognise that we have a choice, to learn, to build on the foundations of an experience that is so uncomfortable that we simply can’t experience that again or, if not this, then we chose instead to lay down on the bed of contentment.

What are OUR Business Symposiums?

What are OUR Business Symposiums?

In the City the idea of daily practice was essential. The early-start – the daily coming together of people, focused on survival and a desire to get it right was a forum and place of practice and learning. We built our mental models here, learned from the experiences of others and contributed to each other’s progress. The ‘morning meeting’ was about learning. As we stood around desks, speaker boxes muted, coffees in our hands, we listened to the Asian traders over the internal intercoms recounting what the psychology of the markets were like, we discussed the forthcoming events of the day, news from the front line of what to be aware of, what to look out for, where to keep an eye on opportunity. We would also tap into early morning talk of strategies, trade ideas were proffered and implication mulled over. The meets lasted no more than 20 or 30 minutes, it teed us up for the day. These were idea-porous events, often humorous and essential in establishing the bonds of trust.

Open yourself up to different ways of thinking

Open yourself up to different ways of thinking

I think the fable says a lot about an entrepreneur, we like the short cuts, the smart outcomes – the constant need to find the next life hack but sometimes the harder route is equally as beneficial.

How numbers bring the start-up to life

How numbers bring the start-up to life

I was on a call the other week with a cohort of start-up enthusiasts discussing the next stages of the New Venture Challenge (NVC) we are working on. This challenge is a piece of practice that entrepreneurs can use to help develop their thinking – how to be...

Practice, practice, practice – it’s the only way we learn

Practice, practice, practice – it’s the only way we learn

We do not look to learn in a place of security we take that self-belief and confidence and attach our hard fought for capital to it with a scant regard to loss and learning.

“We must undergo a hard winter training and not rush into things for which we haven’t prepared” – Epictetus, Dicourses, 1.2.32

At Relocon we want the entrepreneur to be well prepared – to be thinking about what might be or not be relevant to themselves and their business. We want them to consider practice not as some sort of weakness to be overcome but in the manifestation of strength of thinking.

Purpose and Passion Makes Profit

Purpose and Passion Makes Profit

There is a core of belief that runs through the veins of Relocon – entrepreneurship can and ought to do good. That is not that every organisation should pursue the Social Enterprise (SE) mark or register as a Community Interest Company (CIC) or any other mark under...

At the heart of an entrepreneurial ecosystem lies the mentor

At the heart of an entrepreneurial ecosystem lies the mentor

How much better then to build and empower our backyards – we may live in a global market place where a digital footprint knows no bounds, but we do not ‘live’ in a global world. We are humans who still need roots, we still need to draw succour from the land beneath our feet and we still have a duty to tend that land, fertilise it, and make sure that the next crop is healthier, stronger and more in love with a sense of place

What  sort  of  leader  do  you  need  to  be?

What sort of leader do you need to be?

In helping people to scale their businesses we embed good leadership into their daily practice. We ask them to think what leadership involves, how can it be measured and what would make them see themselves as a good leader? Scaling is a challenge of...

We  know  the  easy  way  is  never  the  best  way

We know the easy way is never the best way

All work comes with challenges if it didn’t it simply would not be work. Having spent the last six years involved with my local start-up community in one way or another I have never felt more strongly in the need for quality thinking when it comes to the...

To  Synergy  and  Beyond

To Synergy and Beyond

What is a situation? Here and now is a situation, in fact every moment of every day is a situation that exists and as people we are, as Ison says “always in situations, never outside them” (Ison, 2017, P39). What is in our control is our ability to engage...

There  is  more  of  the  systemic  than  systematic  in  design  thinking

There is more of the systemic than systematic in design thinking

The route to major development is not a predefined pathway, for that has edges and contains you, no, the route to scaling is through the embracing of design thinking (Liedtka and Ogilvie, 2011) and the willingness to take ‘design turns’ (Ison, 2017) at...

The  Nature  of  Change

The Nature of Change

Plenty of platitudes surround this concept. We are all students of change and we are all subject to it. What is different for each of us are the emotional dynamics that a change brings about. We all experience changes, my granddaughter changed schools...

Pre-mortem  -An  insightful  process  of  discovery

Pre-mortem -An insightful process of discovery

Let’s imagine that we have been transported 20 years into the future. Someone is asking me to write a short autobiographical account of my entrepreneurial career, the journey I have taken. As the founder of Relocon the account is based on my own real...

Business networking as a social learning system

Business networking as a social learning system

Stuck behind the computer screen, unable to move from the room and confined to build virtual relationships – the lot of the stressed out overworked business owner is not a happy one. How in this environment do we expect new opportunity and fresh thinking...

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