The Tight Rope over the Valley of Death – Do entrepreneurs listen or not listen to their customers?

Most entrepreneurs never speak about it. Some don’t even know it was happening to them. It’s the clash of two very powerful entrepreneurial axioms. On the one hand it is drummed into us that we must do our research, listen to the client’s needs and wants. On the other hand we are told the famous… Continue reading The Tight Rope over the Valley of Death – Do entrepreneurs listen or not listen to their customers?

Larry Luster – Entrepreneurial Agony Aunt

[ Larry Luster – The politically incorrect, say it how it is, agony aunt (uncle). No one knows where he was born, where he grew up, or much about his family. He’s seen it before and done much of it before. He’s here to help. All advice is free, sometimes a bit weird and used… Continue reading Larry Luster – Entrepreneurial Agony Aunt

Mommy help me, I am lost on my entrepreneurial journey

Whilst sitting at Heathrow Airport last week trying to catch up on some emails, I heard a loud panicky scream. It was the scream of a little two and a half year old boy who had lost his mommy. The sense of panic in his voice and in his eyes really pushed my buttons, to the… Continue reading Mommy help me, I am lost on my entrepreneurial journey

We need an App for making Apps profitable

Cut through the CrAPP I must be old, I must be old fashioned. Because I just don’t get this app explosion. I recently spent some time at a digital conference in Cape Town, where I was surrounded by young, bright men and woman, many of whom were developing apps (or saying they were). “What does… Continue reading We need an App for making Apps profitable

Inventions Entrepreneurs are waiting to read about – Invention 2 – Deal Probability Scanner

The entrepreneurial journey is a tough one, fraught with all sorts of challenges and pitfalls. Here number 2 in a series of fantasy inventions I wish I was reading about some time soon, to help us entrepreneurs along the way. (All names, company names and organisation names mentioned in the future technews report below are fictitious) Marvin… Continue reading Inventions Entrepreneurs are waiting to read about – Invention 2 – Deal Probability Scanner