The marketing industry’s no barrier to entry and why you should be choosy with clients
The sheer amount of blagging and bullshit in the digital marketing world has been pissing me off on a daily basis for nearly 20 years.
Losing your life savings and where it can lead you
Immediately after my MBA at Manchester Business School, I joined a tech startup as an investor employee, investing £50k into the business.
The pressure to grow, cherry-picking zealots and proving yourself wrong
If you tell someone you run your own business, the next question they ask is, ‘How big is it?’. This creates a lot of social pressure to make the business as big as possible (regardless of whether that’s the right thing to do).
Losing respect, unethical advertising and the wisdom of age
I would like to see more media owners taking a stronger stand on whom they’re affiliated with through their advertisers.
Bad career moves, social media snake oil and content writing tips
I was literally getting calls from the Group FD who was now running the business, as my wife went into labour.
Morals or money?
Everyone is a futurist and keynote speaker. If you all were truly futurists, you would have invested in Bitcoin back in 2011.
Candidates not ready for the commercial world
We live in a cut-throat world so when at work, the primary focus should be delivering amazing work. I'm not sure the younger generation has worked that out.
You say it best when you say nothing at all
I forgave him and learned my lesson long ago. I don’t know if he ever did. We haven’t spoken in twenty years.
THE self-appointed, uninspirational, backwards thinking "leader" currently influencing thousands of below-average people
Letting go of Control
I had no lack of faith in the design team, but something in me just couldn’t commit to completely relinquishing control.
Breaking free from a lack of ambition
Five years have been lost due to not having high enough targets or realising what could be achieved.
Measure progress with process, not people
Far too often, I hear people measuring company success by virtue of the number of people they employ.
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