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My Dentist Is The Best Businessman I Know

My Dentist Is The Best Businessman I Know

My dentist is called Rishi. He’s the best businessman I know. My dentist, Rishi, being rad. At face value, he's a legit-looking guy at a typical dental practice. When you meet him, though, you realise he's something a bit special. He’s on point. He’s someone I want to...

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Your Start-Up Needs You To ‘Wing It’

Your Start-Up Needs You To ‘Wing It’

Working on the fly is a vital part of business; don’t pretend it isn’t Everyone wings it. Individually we call it a million different things, including ‘being flexible’ or ‘improvisation’ or ‘putting a finger in the air’. Let’s call it ‘winging it’ for now. Sounds...

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17 Tips To Build A Strong Business

17 Tips To Build A Strong Business

How To Build Your Brand Brick By Brick I’d never really thought about my Dad being a businessman until I started Clear Ideas and began writing about my work philosophy. My old man was a successful builder. It’s only now I can see how much his commitment to his career...

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You Overtalk In Meetings And It’s A Problem

You Overtalk In Meetings And It’s A Problem

Don’t Hold Your Audience Hostage With Your Waffle Gun: LISTEN! *Waffle (British): To speak or write at length in a vague or trivial manner *Waffle (US): To fail to make up one’s mind So many people in business waffle on – in both the British and the American sense (as...

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The Importance Of A Business Plan: Part One

The Importance Of A Business Plan: Part One

The thrill of starting a business is often followed by a tough reality check. Pre-launch, you have a great business idea. You scurry around, busy AF, bringing it to life. It’s all-consuming and never-ending and you burn bright with a million ideas. Anything is...

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Why listening is the number one skill in business

Why listening is the number one skill in business

Yesterday was World Teacher Day, which got me thinking. Teachers after all, famously impart knowledge; for the most part, they speak and we listen. Type ‘famous orators’ into Google and you’ll find a million mentions, from Pericles to Nelson Mandela to Greta Thunberg....

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