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Pastiche in business

I had an initial conversation with a founder recently that stuck with me. The founder told me in detail about the company they were creating. … Read More

How role definition drives growth

This month I’ve been working on an interesting project helping a business define roles. For start-ups moving into a scaling phase, founders often wrestle with … Read More

What I really learnt then

Twelve months ago I left behind the relative comfort of being part of a business leadership team and the monthly salary that came with it … Read More

Congruence is underrated

Many founders see themselves as visionaries. They hold their ambition for the future they will create and are strongly driven to bring it into reality. … Read More

The real role of leaders

Over the past five months I’ve interviewed more than 50 founders in scaling businesses for a project I’m working on. As I review the interview … Read More

Holding to account

I’ve been working with a product scale-up business to create the conditions for a culture of greater accountability in their business. In one conversation we … Read More

The craft of company building

This year I’ve interviewed more than 50 founders about their experiences building businesses through the seed and series A stages. I’ve been struck by two … Read More