Using Kotter's Culture vs Performance assessment theory in practice to assess the quality and alignment of culture to strategy in a large organisation. Pugh, Lawrence and Lorsch, and Kotter
Recruiting the wrong person & firing someone for the first time
Ever have to fire someone before? Wondering what is the best way to fire someone? My own experiences of hiring the wrong person for a job and having to fire them at short notice. Learn from my mistakes to do it better yourself.
Why learning is important to entrepreneurial success
How do we learn from our mistakes to come back stronger? This is especially important for the entrepreneur, who takes risks and faces setbacks. The ones who learn from their mistakes are the ones most likely to succeed.
Reflecting on past events is an essential link between past action and more effective future action. The harder the decisions we make, the more difficult the process of reflecting becomes. We've all encountered people who appear to stumble along, oblivious to the lessons of the past, continuously making the same mistakes, repeating them again and again. This is a good example of those who fail to learn.
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 6 – Delivering the Pitch
After 6 weeks of hard work, we're now at the final stage: The Pitch. The aim is to provide a presentation, supported by a well evidenced business proposal to convince two 'dragons' (lecturers with vast business experience) that they should…
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Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 5 – Building the Business Case
Now we've passed the elevator pitch, we're free to move onto the next stage - to develop a full business case and prepare a full sales pitch to deliver to the dragons. The last week has seen developments in the…
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Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 4 – Delivering the Elevator Pitch
We delivered our 'elevator pitch' of a single page PowerPoint poster and a 5 minute briefing to the course tutor and it all appears to be going according to plan. Reflection on the elevator pitch How did it go? We…
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Free Business Plan templates
Free business plan templates, reviewed and rated - free to download and use. Ever wondered what should go into a business plan? How a business plan should be structured? Using the Blundel and Lockett Opportunity Business Model #MBA
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 3 – Applying the Opportunity Business Model
MBA New Venture Challenge. How to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial Theory. Applying Blundel and Lockett's Opportunity Business Model in practice in entrepreneurial theory. Exploring how Dimensions and Drivers influence entrepreneurial opportunities in practice. What is Blundel's opportunity business model and how do you apply it in practice?
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 2 – Opportunity Theory in Practice
MBA- New Venture Challenge. Entrepreneurial Project week 2 - selecting a new venture concept and entrepreneurial theory in practice. Entrepreneurial theory, Opportunity Theory. How do you identify new entrepreneurial opportunities? Lumpkin. Groupthink. Learning how to be an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurial Diary – Week 1 – Creativity and Opportunity Theory
Becoming an entrepreneur - week 1 Academic theory behind setting up a new venture business and applying entrepreneurial theory in practice. Creativity and Opportunity Theory, Porter's Four Forces of Entrepreneurial Opportunity