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Is it a coincidence that world class musicians enjoy listening to hours and hours of music? Is it a coincidence that Michelin-Starred chefs are experts at tasting? Is it a coincidence that pro-painters spend hours soaking up all the art in galleries? Maybe not. Be a Star Customer In the world of entrepreneurship, however, no one ever speaks about being a star customer. We spend hours immersed in studying the traits that make a great entrepreneur without giving a thought…

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How long do you reckon you spend each day making the following decisions? What to wear What to have for lunch How to respond to a text from a friend or partner How much budget to allocate to a project I recently read Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney. It left me with a fuel-tank image of willpower: filling petrol = guzzling glucose, flooring it = making decisions, hitting empty on deserted country lane = 6pm meeting. The concept…

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  A version of this post first appeared on the Artillery Architecture & Design news site on 23rd February 2015. Walking the walk Artillery Architecture & Design regularly advise organisations, large and small, about the future of workplace interiors. This often leads to questions about how people work these days – hot desking, co-working, meetings in coffee shops and working from home. David Back, MD of Artillery and his staff wanted to know for themselves. David took the rather brave decision of stripping…

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Investec Wealth & Investment hosted a dinner with entrepreneurs from the 9others network to ask some of the UK’s most promising entrepreneurs what kinds of challenges they’re facing. Listening to them and understanding their concerns helps keep Investec’s approach, services and products at the leading edge. Selected Insights On the difficulty of raising capital in London… Finance is everywhere – London is awash with money (if you know where to look). It’s easy to raise money with a story, but you have to back it…

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What was your earliest ambition? To have an office with my name on the door. Public school or state school? University or straight into work? State school, straight to work, then Durham University aged 27 and Imperial College aged 32. What did you do for money aged 16? Worked in Woolworths and rented out Sky TV videos to friends at school. Who was or still is your mentor? I have a network of mentors I guess – I ask different…

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