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winding up

THE RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN WINDING UP A VENTURE

No one invests in a venture expecting it to fail. If that time comes, there are two sets of rules to follow when winding it up.

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How To Validate An Idea in 30 Days

HOW TO VALIDATE AN IDEA IN 30 DAYS

Before you spend time writing a business plan that gives you (and no one else) comfort, learn if someone will pay for what you’re selling.


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SELLING IF YOU’RE A RELUCTANT SALES PERSON

SELLING WHEN YOU’RE A RELUCTANT SALESPERSON

Selling is the art and science of convincing people to act. Here are the 12 truths that turn reluctant salespeople into sales ninjas.


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Strategic Partnership Incentives

HOW TO INCENTIVISE A STRATEGIC PARTNER

Startups often face a real conundrum when trying to align incentives to land a strategic partner. Here's how to approach and solve this issue.


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losing your way

LOSING YOUR WAY & 5 STEPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK

Losing your way is the result of losing perspective. Here are the 5 steps I use (and prescribe to founders) to get back on track.


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HOW TO FRAME OPPORTUNITIES

Founders are never short on opportunities. For the most part, however, opportunities are red herrings. Here's how to assess each opportunity in less than 5 minutes.


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MENTORING FROM ZERO TO ONE

One of the most satisfying parts of my work is mentoring. Here are my thoughts to a new batch of founders at H2 Ventures.


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4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS RESPECT YOUR COMPETITION

There is never an advantage to be gained from trashing a rival. The future is never certain and you might end up with working with a competitor


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HOW HISTORY CAN HELP ENTREPRENEURS

History is easily forgotten. And whether it's ignored due to ego or unknowingly dismissed, waste is the byproduct. Here are 3 ways to make history work in your favor.


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5 STEPS TO MAKING A PODCAST WHEN YOU’RE CLUELESS

I want you to steal this approach, create a podcast and starting sharing your wisdom with the world. While they're commuting.


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3 QUESTIONS TO HELP FOUNDERS NAIL GROWTH

On any given day founders have a lot to think about, especially as their business scales. These three questions help to manage the growing pains.


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OVERCOMING VULNERABILITY THANKS TO HAIRY MACLARY

I credit Hairy Maclary and his creator, New Zealand's Dame Lynley Dodd, with helping me realise that a change was desperately needed.


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BRINGING A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT

Disruption comes with two inconvenient truths. The first is that it's happening every day, in every industry, in every sector. The second truth is that failure drives innovation.


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