Entrepreneurship, Reading List

The Power of Habit book review

20 Mar , 2017  

Reading (second to real life application) in my opinion is the best way to gain knowledge. In particular, I tend to read books on start-up failures/successes, CEO/founder autobiographies as well as accounts written by senior level employees of start-ups (the latter can usually be found on Medium). As part of Catapult’s Christmas gifts, all employees […]

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Why Taylor Swift should run a start-up?

17 Mar , 2016  

Love her or hate her, she is one of the most successful businesswomen alive along with being a talented singer/songwriter. Taylor Swift has built a brand, following and more importantly has reaped the financial rewards from making critical and informed business decisions. Yes, I am an advocate for Taylor and I’m proud to say I’ve […]

Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

7 tools to help you stay productive at work!

1 Sep , 2015  

Being incredibly organised is something we all wish we could do well. Thankfully there are some really useful and free tools to help you daily at work. Tools can make life so simple and if you do go all in and use them, I recommend the following tips: Use each tool for one/ maximum two […]

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Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

Start up Jargon/ Things you will definitely hear in a start up environment:

25 Aug , 2015  

The start up environment is a world of its own. Every start up will have a different culture, different set of values and different ways in which they approach business. One thing that is most common in start-ups however, is the terminology used in everyday conversation. You could think of it as its very own […]

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Entrepreneurship

What is it really like working as an entrepreneur?

8 Jun , 2015  

Working as an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is no harder or easier than most other roles. Most wouldn’t agree with this statement. In fact, if you speak to most entrepreneurs they will say that being an entrepreneur is the hardest job going. Those that don’t know entrepreneurship often associate running your own company with flexibility, being rich and worry […]

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Common interview mistakes that don’t impress

19 Feb , 2015  

Start-ups attract a number of types of applicants for job roles. From new grads through to ex-consultants, career changers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Despite this, I find that the majority of applicants can’t explain or justify their motivation for applying to a start up. It is of key importance that an applicant can explain exactly why […]

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Entrepreneurship, Other

Deciding a career path after education

4 Feb , 2015  

Around 350,000 students graduated in the UK in 2014 and the next step for students is often a Masters, an internship or graduate scheme. However, these paths may not suit everyone and even if they do it is difficult to know which particular career path is best for you. One of the biggest issues students face, […]

Entrepreneurship

How to recruit and where applicants should be looking

29 Jan , 2015  

Recruiting is a two way process. Just as much as candidates struggle to find jobs that suit them, employers struggle to find candidates that suit their roles. In the start up world, recruiting can be a difficult operation. There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into making a detailed and thorough job specification […]

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Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

Questions every candidate should ask in an interview

20 Jan , 2015  

What candidates often forget in the interview process is that the interview is just as much about the company pleasing the candidate as it is the candidate pleasing the company. Just as much as you may want the role, you have to think about if the company fits in well with your goals and values. […]

Entrepreneurship

Let’s all in Lean In, together

12 Jan , 2015  

The book Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can do, more specifically so in the workplace and in their careers. Albeit an amazing and informative book that provides a clear framework for getting ahead, unfortunately, Lean In lacks […]

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