Tag: business

There’s No Business Like Slow Business

Society is obsessed with ‘Quick’ We want a quick fix diet. A quick route to being fit and healthy. Fast (but good) food. A well paying job, now. With big rewards in the near future. That big house, now. An overnight business success. How many ads and books do you see trying to sell you

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The Loneliness of Business

Sometimes running a business is hard. Bootstrapping brings it’s own separate challenges – much of it is wanting to do so much but having very limited resources to make stuff happen.  This is often a blessing in disguise. Whilst I network with testers and talk to the community about things, there are certain things I don’t

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You Should Be Proud Of Yourself

I tend not to big myself up.  I often prefer to keep my head down and just get on with stuff. (And seriously, I’m not looking for compliments here.  It’s part of my story.) My husband tells me I should be proud of what I’ve achieved.  And I am.  But I haven’t really shared this in

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How Rosie Leans In

I was recently pointed towards the TedTalk and then Lean In book of Sheryl Sandberg.  She’s the COO of Facebook.  I had never heard of her until a few weeks ago. My first reaction was, umm, pro-women-feminist-leadership. Yawn.  I’ve read enough about that.  The fact that her experience is at a very high level also

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The Business of Profit

I’ve long battled little people talking in my head.  Trying to figure out the world, how things are and how they could be.  Some things I’ll never get – like the idea that profit is what drives a business. I think we’ve lost our way Businesses are classed as not-for-profit or for profit. So Limited companies

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The Business of Caring

Lets get straight to business. To succeed in business you need to show that you care.  Ok, ok, you don’t need to, but if you are in business for the right reasons (ie – it’s not all about the money) then you need to care AND if you show that you care then you have

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Making A Difference

The following blog post inspired by this tweet. @rosiesherry regarding “Is your stuff making a diff” http://t.co/U2cdVAyTnZ by @markwschaefer — jlottosen (@jlottosen) November 4, 2013   I’ve had my ups and downs. In life, career and business. Haven’t we all? When something gives you a hard knock it can be so hard to keep going.

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