01 Entrepreneurship
02 Attitude
03 Think differently, work differently
also see: 22 Change = Opportunities (in disguise)
  • Innovative thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Making big decisions
  • Reinvent yourself, reinvent your business
  • Work smarter – exploit technology
04 Make mistakes, fail better
05 People
  • Your people are your biggest asset, not expense
  • Consultation and getting buy-in
  • Networking
06 Your product or service
  • What are you selling?
07 Work better – Systems and Processes
08 Marketing your product, and yourself
09 Communication
  • Getting your message across
10 Research and facts
  • Value of ‘research’ and reflection
  • Track trends
11 Technology
12 You
13 Meaning and purpose
  • Dignity of work
  • Meaning of life, purpose in life
  • Ethics, sustainability, philanthropy
14 Knowledge and skills
  • Do you need an MBA to be successful?
  • Education and training
15 Your Business
16 Management and Leadership
17 Money
18 Tax
19 Legislation and red tape – the right balance
20 Unconventional wisdom
  • Coopertition: Helping your competitors
  • Philanthropy
21 Don’t just survive, Succeed!
  • Surviving and recovering from disasters
22 Change = Opportunities (in disguise)
also see: 03 Think differently, innovate
23 Growing your business
  • Stay relevant
24 Help and support (incl resources)
25 Business toolkit
26 Words of wisdom – Clichés and quotes
27 Inspiring people
  • Learning from others
  • Be inspired by others
  • Successful people who made mistakes
28 What does that mean?  Jargon and TLAs (three letter acronyms)

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