Vision

14. January 2017 Mindset 0
I’m reading ‘Start With Why” by Simon Sinek – great and inspiring book! It tells you about the nature of leading, the power of having a higher cause, the inspiration. I love the example from the book: “Would hundreds of thousands of people many show up to the famous Martin Luther King speech ‘I have ...

The First Impression

This post was destined to become a practical exercise. While I was trying to summarise key points for principles of first customer contact, I was approached by a young guy with a proposition on the digital marketing side. The conversation below is priceless, it broke all the possible rules of engagement. See if you can ...

My inspiration

I spent 18 years as a 9-5 office worker. Having had 2 kids while juggling a demanding job and never ending business travel, I live under eternal maternal guilt. So I started my business venture in my spare time, not to make my life even more unbearable, but to build a pathway out of regulated ...

Shaken, but not stirred

It’s so tempting to do some news jacking on Brexit and gain some of the emotional currency of the hot matter, but I’ll pass. Instead, I want to talk about dealing with crises. I’ve been recently thinking a lot about a power of paradox, a counter intuitive approach to go against the current while your ...

Things they don’t tell you

I remember after 2 weeks with my newly born daughter I lashed at my mother who called with an innocent question ‘how are you?’. The essence of my emotional response was ‘my life is over!!!’. Deep inside that desperate cry, however, was a hidden desire of vengeance. And when I dug deeper I realised that ...

The human factor

I often come across HR people and managers of all levels complaining about how difficult it is to motivate a team. That even the best team tend to lose motivation quickly and resort to underperformance and general ‘whatever’ attitude, if not consistently controlled. The point I’d like to make is not that there are multiple ...

The Money Matter

As far as I’m concerned, there is way too much sensitivity in such a simple matter as money. Google it – you’ll find all sorts of people promising you all sorts of everything: from psycho practices aimed at miraculously attracting money into your life to all sorts ‘get rich doing nothing’ dodgy schemes. There are ...

Hello world!

Hello world!
I’m a 40 year old Russian Brit, and this blog is about my journey in business and all learnings that come along. I see business venture to be very much alike childrearing: it’s about all the important things one has to do to make your baby independent, strong, happy, sociable and long lived. Giving birth ...