Entrepreneurship

The Nature of Networking -12 Tips

“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity. – Keith Ferrazzi”
Networking goes hand in hand with running a successful business.  But many of us dread walking into a room and introducing ourselves to strangers.  Networking is a skill and the good news is – it can be developed. It is a necessary part of business life, and is […]

What’s your Business Model Growth Strategy?

What’s your growth strategy?
How are you creating growth in your business?

Lean thinking, customer development and business model innovation frameworks are transforming how new products are built and how growth strategies are developed.  These help organisations design products that customers need.

Lean offers ways to cut work time and eliminate waste whether you are an established or an early stage business. […]

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    Attunement and Perspective taking in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Attunement and Perspective taking in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

A core part of Human-Centered Design (HCD), Design-Thinking and Jobs-To-Be-Done (JTBD) processes understands empathy and “perspective-taking”. Imagining yourself in another persons’ shoes.

Perspective taking skills are rooted in a cognitive skill [head] called, “Theory of Mind” meaning understanding someone else’s perspective – “mentalize” about their experience.  Empathy operates on emotional connections and feelings.
In trying to understand, move or lead others, […]

Re-inventing and diversifying your business model

With business models expiring faster than ever before, the companies that are successful are those that can diversify and create business model portfolios, writes Mary Cronin.

All organisations have a business model but many struggle to articulate it.  In the last 15 years we have seen new business models emerge and others die.  If you are not thinking about your […]

Executing lean growth strategies?

How are you creating new growth strategies in your organisation?

Lean thinking, customer development frameworks and business model innovation are transforming how new products are built and how growth strategies are developed writes Mary Cronin.

These frameworks help organisations design products that customers need and help reinvent their business models.

Lean offers ways to cut work time and eliminate waste whether you […]

“The Change Makers” – Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Finalists 2012

“It is not the strongest species that survive nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change”
Charles Darwin

The 2012 finals of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland will take place on Thursday October 18th 2012. During August, I had the pleasure of doing workshops with the eight finalists. A pretty amazing group of people!

I think we all understand […]