Rely on experience – not age

Having started out in business at a fairly young age (21), I used to often face the inevitable question (from customers and suppliers alike) whether my competency was linked to my age. It came in a pretty simple form, the old “how old are you” question. In fact, I remember… Read more »

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Keep being curious & ask WHY

Having the privilege of raising a 3½ year old son exposes James and I to four of my most favourite questions on a daily basis. You’ve probably come across them before – ‘Why, What, Where and How.’ It usually runs along the lines of… … Why is there only a… Read more »

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Entrepreneurship, vision and the CEO role

Passionate, resilient, controlling, risk taker (I actually prefer risk manager to taker), self-confident and visionary are just a few of the words that spring to mind when describing entrepreneurial people. The first few times I was labelled an entrepreneur I found it slightly awkward, as if I was an imposter… Read more »

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Shooting for the stars

A few years ago, we were on a business trip in Gothenburg Sweden. We were meeting with our Swedish partner agency, which recruited and screened nannies for our former childcare business Au Pair Link. We were discussing our forecasts for demand and the supply we needed from our Swedish partners…. Read more »

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