Category: Guest blogs

Here but not here – the view from the loo beyond the restaurant on the edge of the universe

Valerie & Michael caught 15 flights between 2-16 October 2013 to visit Angel Falls (Venezuela), Bogota & Cartagena in Columbia, La Paz and the Salt Flats in Bolivia and finally, briefly, Lima in Peru. This is a partial account. There is…

How to raise money through crowdfunding

As the number of businesses using crowdfunding increases, you need to think smarter to be successful, says Rachel Bridge Bring your own crowd to improve your chances of success By Rachel Bridge6:00AM BST 30 Apr 2014 – http://bit.ly/1mrsm44 Crowdfunding may…

Tip 3: King Arthur

This legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table has strong messages surrounding leadership. Arthur led from the front where necessary, and was a very skilled general and knight, but was also happy to allow his knights…

Tip 4: Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

The story of Robinson Crusoe used to be a simple one, involving him being shipwrecked on a desert island, finding a new ally in Friday, fighting off cannibals and eventually being saved and settling down to write his memoirs. Now…

Tip 5: Dick Whittington

The most obvious lesson to draw from this pantomime is the value of perseverance. Just because things don’t go right at first, if you have the right skills, identifiable goals, a good plan and the drive to succeed you have…

Tip 6: Jack and the Beanstalk

This is a pantomime about a family enterprise whose business is no longer a going concern. Jack, his mother and brother find themselves having to sell their last remaining possession, their cow. The traditional story does not relate whether they…

Tip 7: Robin Hood

It is very hard to get a business moral out of Robin Hood. Robbing from the rich to give to the poor is still robbery. Equally drawing parallels with redistributive taxation is a political concept rather than a business one…

Tip 8: Snow White

As a royal princess, albeit one who was being hunted by an assassin hired by her stepmother, Snow White no doubt could have had her pick of collaborators. And yet she ended up successfully working with a team of differently…

Tip 9: Sleeping Beauty

Imagine if you had been asleep for 100 years. That you had fallen into a deep slumber in 1912 and woken up last week. You yourself have not changed but the world around you is barely recognisable. Actually change the…