Good relationships at work

You spend a third of your life at work. What is your relationship with the people you spend so much time with? People who work well together achieve greater success together. When you enjoy working with your colleagues and look forward to interacting with them, everyone benefits. Working with people with whom you have a […]

The Younger Boss Phenomenon

So, you have a boss who is younger (maybe much younger) than you. It happens to be today’s reality. The ‘millenium generation’ (in their 20s, 30s and 40s) are more and more in managerial positions. And the problem is, how do their senior juniors cope with this phenomenon? ‘Young’ and ‘fresh’ outlooks are being seen […]

Delegation through Responsibility. Authority, Accountability

An organization stands on three pillars of strength. Responsibility, Authority, Accountability. Unless you are literally a one-man army, you have to rely on others down the line to deliver results. The best organizational heads know the benefits of delegation. They pick the right person for the job and then resist the temptation to micro-manage. Yes, the CEO can […]

Pitching your idea to investors …. in 30 minutes or less

              You have a great business idea. Very soon it will become clear to you that to turn that idea into concrete reality will mean raising capital. You will need to sell the idea to investors. And usually you get a window of 30 minutes or less to make your pitch. […]


The World Cup in Brazil has taken football frenzy to a new high. So what better time to consider what business people can learn from this exciting game? Those 90 minutes could be worth a lifetime of learning. 1. Have a goal – and defend it with your life. Don’t let anyone stop you from achieving the goal […]

Checklist For Business Travellers

You’re a business traveler. You know too well that things don’t always go as planned. To avoid hassles, even last-minute panics, here’s a checklist of things to pack, as collated from frequent travelers. Don’t leave home without them!   Your own MiFi hotspot. It’s a credit card-sized package that give you access to 4G networks. Saves a lot […]

How To Master Your Workflow

Working is not just a nine to five thing. It’s what you accomplish in that time that really counts. How can you organize your time for greater productivity? Here are some easy ways  you can master your workflow:   1. Make a to-do list. People at the top use a to-do list every single day. […]

Being Your Own Boss – And Loving It!

How does it feel to give yourself a pay cheque, a bonus, a promotion? When you are self-employed, you are the boss. What a feeling! But also remember what US President Harry Truman said, “The buck stops here.” The other side of self-employment is self-reliance. Being self-employed is primarily a way to earn an income. […]

The smart way to get on the fast track to growth

Many business people are quick to generate ideas but slow to turn them into reality. How can you accelerate the process of scaling up without overloading your team? Here are some tried-and-tested ways: Small is beautiful There are many benefits of running a small, tight ship.  It enables you to be more flexible and agile […]


So, you have a brilliant idea for a new product. But the idea is only the first step. It’s the spark that lights the fire. Just as a spark won’t burn in a vacuum, your business won’t survive without customers. To make sure your customers will be as excited as you are about your idea, hit the […]