Entrepreneurship and Business

Step by Step

Today we reached with @goudronblanc another milestone – the first article about us and Blackwood (https://goblackwood.co.uk) in a newspaper. (http://m.independent.ie/business/small-business/your-stories/duo-dressing-silicon-valley-entrepreneurs-in-tshirts-launch-new-ethical-accessories-range-36045441.html ) although there is a long way ahead of us and we are still in the early stages of the journey, I have enjoyed every single day of it and I look forward to see […]

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Luxury – Show me, don’t tell me

Does a true luxury really need an explanation? Recently I have seen lots of buses that had written ‘Luxury’ either on their side or on the front window. What struck me the most though was the fact that those were some old coaches that I would never consider as luxurious ones. So it made me […]

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I cried all the way to the bank

Do you sometimes feel like giving up only because of the nay-sayers who constantly try to discourage you? One of the most well-known quotes of Liberace is his response to the poor reviews of critics. He famously said that he cried all the way to the bank. I think it is a genius response. Remember, […]

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Stone Soup

If you love old tales, surely you have heard the story of the stone soup. Only recently have I found out about it and it struck me how great business lesson it is. So brace yourself.   Few hungry travellers came to a village and asked the locals to borrow them ingredients for a meal. […]

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How much do you believe in your art?

In the second half of the 19th Century, few young painters didn’t make it to the most important art show – Salon de Paris. They were always overshadowed by those faithful painters who stuck to the norms and rules. One of the young artists, Frederick Bazille, discouraged by the constant failure even wrote that he […]

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How “The Dip” by Seth Godin Encouraged Me to “Fail”

I love Seth Godin, his books, and his insights. Recently I have read “The Dip” and I am not afraid to say that this is one of the best books I have ever read. Surprisingly, it is not even a marketing book. I would definitely classify it as a lifestyle design guide that can change your […]

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Lesson from Chris Froom

Do you really want it? Even if it requires running in the cycling shoes (if you have never tried it, believe me that heels are easy compared to that) after riding 100 km(as a triathlete I can assure you, that’s damn hard)? We often say how much we want to be successful, to have an […]

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