- Too many business awards?
YOU’VE all been there, I’m sure; standing in front of a mirror, fighting a losing battle with your black bow tie, struggling with your kilt and muttering never again. Nerves on edge, will we won’t we? It’s awards night. It doesn’t matter which awards night, the only thing that matters is that your company has [...]
- It’s not the falling down, but the staying down …
THIS isn’t about failure being great experience – although it undoubtedly is, and shouldn’t be held against those who had the balls to try. This is about the ability to deal with that failure, to learn invaluable lessons from your mistakes, and have the passion and spirit to bounce back and do it all over [...]
- Flying on the tail feathers of an entrepreneurial boss
FLYING on the tail feathers of an entrepreneurial boss will probably be the most exhilarating career experience of your life. For those of you lucky enough to find such a position, uncomfortable though it may be, I can promise you that it will be many other things too: challenging, rewarding, thought-provoking, difficult, infuriating and vastly [...]
- Entrepreneurs don’t need mollycoddled
From 10 Years Ago Today – this column was first published in June 2001, when the Business Birthrate Strategy was criticised for failing to deliver. Re-reading this article just highlighted how little has changed since then. What do you think needs to be done to support the entrepreneurial spirit in Scotland? WOULD you credit it? [...]