Another ‘Thought Bite’ comes as a result of Doug Richards, ex Dragons Den panel member and Founder of School for Start-ups. He had a few things to say at the Accelerate 2013 Conference, and afterwards when I had a chance to ask him a couple of questions.
One was to look at things differently. Don’t do what everybody else is doing. Innovate. It sounded very much like the ‘Purple Cow’ by Seth Godin. He has this attitude to business and one that I would endorse. Another was to exploit the luck that comes your way, don’t let it pass you by. I agree with that too, as the retail sales pitch says, ‘when it’s gone, it’s gone’. He mentioned how people approach him with an idea but won’t tell him the details ‘in case he steals it’. That comes down to trusting the investor or whoever you want to help build the business. That’s not an easy one, but a business cannot be built without input from others, so choose wisely, but choose someone.
More ‘Thought Bites’ soon. Marj