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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 24, 2016

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace.

Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade. Moore’s most recent work, Escape Velocity, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. It has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.

Irish by heritage, Moore has yet to meet a microphone he didn’t like and gives between 50 and 80 speeches a year. One theme that has received a lot of attention recently is the transition in enterprise IT investment focus from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement. This is driving the deployment of a new cloud infrastructure to complement the legacy client-server stack, creating massive markets for a next generation of tech industry leaders.

Moore has a bachelors in American literature from Stanford University and a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington. After teaching English for four years at Olivet College, he came back to the Bay Area with his wife and family and began a career in high tech as a training specialist. Over time he transitioned first into sales and then into marketing, finally finding his niche in marketing consulting, working first at Regis McKenna Inc, then with the three firms he helped found: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute, and TCG Advisors. Today he is chairman emeritus of all three.

Ian Farrar and Geoffrey Moore Discuss:-

  • Crossing the Chasm
  • Lean Start Up
  • J and S curve effect
  • Growing to Scale in B2B2C Markets
  • When to seek investment
  • Niching down

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Aug 14, 2016

Episode 026 - Jonathan Pfahl
Rockstar Mentoring.

To be successful, surround yourself with success!

I created Rockstar Group in 2007 with a vision. I wanted to give entrepreneurs and business owners the same benefits that I’d received from having a top mentor by their side to guide them through the business world, open doors for them and help them build wealth.

Having been mentored myself, and used it to grow a significant business and income of my own, I knew the power of surrounding yourself with successful people.

I knew that if I could assemble some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs, then I could help hundreds, maybe even thousands of UK business owners to reach their goals.

Fast-forward to today, and Rockstar has now helped start or grow over 8,500 businesses in pretty much every sector you can imagine. We even have our own Hubs in Central London, where we run our mentoring sessions and events, our own App, (link to rbw.com), legal team and investment platform to further fund the “Rockstar Businesses” within our growing client base.

We have some of the UK’s (and globally) most well known and respected entrepreneurs as our mentors and structure all of our mentoring around achieving tangible financial results for our clients.

Ian and Jonathan Discuss:-

  • Mentoring
  • Founding the company
  • Pivoting the company
  • Internationalising

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Far North - Sales, Marketing, Technology

Far North Sales & Marketing 

Are you looking to enter new markets?
Launch a new business, product or service?
Maybe introduce a new revenue stream?

Far North is an all-encompassing Business Development Consultancy. We aim to fulfil your growth potential by reviewing your existing business strategy or developing a new, bespoke business model.

Aug 2, 2016

Episode 025 - John Williams
Screw Work Break Free: How to Launch Your Own Money-Making Idea in 30 Days.

Bestselling author, Ideas Lab founder and career coach John Williams believes that the traditional 9-5 job model is outdated and is no longer the safest form of employment, and he has devoted nearly a decade to coaching people, wanting to start their own business, community project or enterprise, in the best way to craft a business from conception to launch, and beyond.
First, using his quick 3-step technique you'll find a killer business idea and then you'll follow John's tried-and-tested 30-programme to launch it as quickly as possible – with minimal risk, expenditure and time. In fact, John encourages you not to spend a penny, or do anything drastic, like quit your job, until you've made traction with your business, because his method is designed to develop first as a side project until you're ready to go bigger – a bit like Mark Zuckerberg developing the first version of Facebook while he was studying for his finals.

Drawing on ground breaking research, approaches and case studies that range from Silicon Valley enterprises to non-profit organisations, including ETSY, Air B'n'B, Facebook and Mashable, in Screw Work Break Free John provides crucial insights into corporate cultures, both good and bad, and offers a blueprint for establishing and launching a successful business.
John's first book Screw Work Let's Play: How to do what you love & get paid for it was a UK bestseller, recommended by the Sunday Times, and now in Screw Work Break Free he offers a radically different approach to business management and entrepreneurial thinking than most business books, as it is designed to help you quickly find a viable business idea and then walks you through the steps to launching it in 30-days.

 

Ian and John Discuss:-

  • Micro blocking of time
  • List of things to launch your business
  • List of things you don't need to launch
  • Kiva

John's book:-

Screw Work Break Free: How to Launch Your Own Money-Making Idea in 30 Days.

Screw Work Industry Angel

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Far North - Sales, Marketing, Technology

Far North Sales & Marketing

Are you looking to enter new markets?
Launch a new business, product or service?
Maybe introduce a new revenue stream?

Far North is an all-encompassing Business Development Consultancy. We aim to fulfil your growth potential by reviewing your existing business strategy or developing a new, bespoke business model.

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