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Women

It pays to have women at the top

I want to share an article I read today as today is International Womens Day. It is useful because it shows, for your consideration, the categories where we observe pay and wealth inequity between men and women.  This inequity need not persist. Governments, businesses and individuals need to be willing to address this issue.  The data here shows that women are undervalued at all stages of their working life.

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Debunking the myth that sex sells

 

The myth that sex sells has been a favoured topic of mine.  It always draws a big crowd. 

It amuses me as to how many myths we have in society and how many people consider them to be factual.  So my myth bunking series is always fun and an easy way to get people to look at the world in new ways.

 

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Social Entrepreneurship - the new way of doing business

A new breed of entrepreneurs are in town, and they are shaking up the way that business is done and challenging long held assumptions about what businesses role in society is; and in doing so are redefining the role of innovation in the context of this new model. I was recently a panellist for the Young Entrepreneur program, getting down to business and it was a joy to see so many new ideas and such enthusiasm for business from the participants.

Todays topic builds on this and is about the innovation process. Firstly I wanted to explain that innovation happens when you redesign from ground zero.

Sounds too simple? No, not really, it’s all about being willing to start over and learn new ways so real innovation can occur. This involves questioning social assumptions too. Why do things have to be as they are? What can we change so more people can benefit? This is the mentality behind a growing entrepreneurial movement that is known as social entrepreneurship.

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What makes a good entrepreneur?

As a serial entrepreneur I commenced my first venture at 11 years of age and since then I have two start up’s to my name.  I am often asked what it takes to be a good entrepreneur, so in today’s blog I will attempt  to answer that question.  The attached video is a great addition as it really talks to what it takes to survive using three case studies.  The key message is building what you want to leave behind.  All Entrepreneurs are social by nature, we really do give back to the community; we employ staff, we create products and services that didn't previously exist and we love working.

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