Does Effort Equal Success?

It is that time of the year again… piles of school books to cover and the obligatory “Meet The Teacher” meeting. Not that I mind the meeting  —  in fact I rather look forward to get to know a little about the person I am entrusting my precious child with for six hours or more every weekday. Only, […]

Achieve Results with this 1-Page Business Plan

This is what Mike Tyson, the boxing champion and convict of the 1990s, famously said when reflecting on his approach as a successful fighter: “Everyone has a plan – until they get punched in the face!” In many respects Tyson’s observation is also what we experience in business…  You make meticulous plans, are asked by […]

VC investors prefer personal connection with entrepreneurs

Alex Pentland

Gallup Management Journal recently interviewed Alex Pentland, professor of media, arts, and sciences at MIT and the author of Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World. One of the issues discussed was why VCs rather invest in business where they have a personal connection and which they can regularly visit. Here is an expert of […]

Your Business Must Support Your Life

Yesterday Steve Jobs announced that he is taking “medical leave of absence”.  Apple released the terse email he sent his staff, saying “the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health”. This is the third time Jobs faces big health problems – previously he fought […]

Your Resolution to Pay Attention is a Good Investment

I’m looking out over a misty sea, the waves rolling in on a new year.  It’s time, they say, to obsess about New Year’s Resolutions and what I’ll pay attention to in 2011! Now, this is my question today: How do I make sure that when I “pay” my attention, I make a good “investment”? […]

Free Virtual Classroom – Make Most Of Your Holidays

Flow Finders International’s Virtual Classroom is offering you a FREE informative lesson on how to make this holiday fun, stress-free BUT also make your time before and after your holiday run smoothly and productively. Join business improver Christoff Oosthuysen for valuable and practical advice on how to get the most of out of your holiday […]

Do Your Groundwork Before Looking For Finance


Here is another BizTip for entrepreneurs who want to take their future into their own hands by expanding their businesses or by starting out a new venture:  “Do Your Groundwork Before Looking For Finance”. Christoff Oosthuysen is the resident business coach on Randall Abrahams’ weekly radio show, Point of View. Here is another of the […]