Why startups Fail – Premature Scaling Part 1

By | January 5, 2012

This is probably the most valuable and informative business graphic I’ve seen in a long time. I’d advise you to look at it in detail as it’s got a lot of meat in it about when to go forward and when to hold back at different stages of the business. by visually via Bookmark on… Read More »

How to do Business – 7 Guiding Principles

By | October 20, 2011

I find that many insights these days come through conversations on-line and in pubs. There’s something about conversations that crystallise your thinking. I mention this because that’s where the impetus to consolidate this came from. You can read an extended version of this in my e-book 21 Business Stories but the headlines are here. The… Read More »

Articles : Being unique – and leveraging that uniqueness

By | October 12, 2011

Success in the networked economy means being unique. Increasingly we get business because of the conjunction of two or more dissimilar capabilities – eg research ability, organic growing practice, social media fluency. The question is how best to promote that uniqueness. One way is to create and manage a stream of outbound information that can… Read More »

I’ve been looking at #Permaculture in wonder recently.

By | September 28, 2011

Here’s a remarkable video clip from Geoff Lawton – I think it speaks for itself about how powerful this approach can be in greening the desert. It looks a better bet for feeding the world than handing the future on a plate to Monsanto. This whole approach to designing a functioning ecosystem from day one… Read More »

Research Project – what holds your business back?

By | August 11, 2011

I’d like to invite you take part in this survey. I’m going to run it until the end of October. If you take part you’ll ve offered the choice of various e-books and business tools. One of the offers is a summary of the findings. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading… Read More »

Dr Alan Rae – Entrepreneur Mentor Musician

By | April 2, 2010

About Alan Rae I’ve set up and run 4 companies in IT, business support and e-commerce so I know about Sales, Finance and People. I teach entrepreneurial and digital marketing and business metrics at Southampton University Business School. Research Projects I’ve done numerous research projects into how small companies behave particularly how they communicate with… Read More »