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The power on TRUST in building business relationships

Entrepreneurship depends on the levels of trust Trust is the key to any successful relationship. We all are aware of this. But, do we really know what does it mean to trust someone? “Trust” can be also translated to Lean on, rely on, be confident on. But trust means more than a group of letters, trust […]
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Temporal prototyping – next step in Design Thinking

We spend 90% of our lives indoors. But how does this material world influence our wellbeing? If we are all indeed design thinkers and we do shape our surroundings, are we doing it in a mindful way?  Human beings shape the outside world in a way that suits their emotions and needs.  We are connected […]
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Design Thinking turned Into Strategy: An Interview with PepsiCo’s CEO

  Just few years ago, it wasn’t clear whether Indra Nooyi would survive as PepsiCo’s CEO. Many investors saw Pepsi as a bloated giant whose top brands were losing market share. And they were critical of Nooyi’s shift toward a more health-oriented overall product line. Prominent activist investor Nelson Peltz fought hard to split the […]
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Design Thinking

Tim Brown – about design thinking “In the past, design has most often occurred fairly far downstream in the development process and has focused on making new products aesthetically attractive or enhancing brand perception through smart, evocative advertising. Today, as innovation’s terrain expands to encompass human-centered processes and services as well as products, companies are […]
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Kaizen

Laziness – how do we combat this challenge?  Almost all of us periodically sets ourselves a new goal or challenge — and just as often in the end fails to achieve them. We end up telling ourselves that we’re just not ready yet, that we’ll do it next week, next month…next year. We might even […]
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Essential Keys to Lasting Business Relationships (Affinity [1])

In business is like in any aspect of our lives: it’s all about relationships. If it is everything about relationships and we all seek to create meaningful connections around us, how come we find challenging to maintain these social links? Well, is like in everyday life, learning and learning, is about empathy and again learning […]
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The anxiety of expectations

When expecting…we dream about a future self. We set up goals, we set up expectations and take actions towards achieving these “great future self” validations. Depending on our efforts, on the way we seize the opportunities, sometimes we meet these great expectations of ourselves. And yes, it feels great! But what happens when we get […]
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Stories to inspire #1 #Colly Graham

BIZCAMP Belfast – 2013 – Stories to inspire   We all need stories to inspire our personal journeys, to enhance our ambition and motivation to achieve everything we planned. Bizcamp is indeed an ambitious project for many of us, but a great source of business opportunities, networking and support. Looking at these wonderful benefits, we […]
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BizcampNI – from solopreneurship to entrepreneurship

BizCampNI – a great event for local startups BizCamp is a casual unconference designed to help entrepreneurs share tips for success. Rather than featuring professional conference speakers, sessions are led by other entrepreneurs like you to give you the best down-to-earth, practical advice from people who’ve been through the same struggles you’re facing. And you […]
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