Posts tagged “investment”

Leverage brillance: embrace weakness

, written by Jeremy

Problems are opportunities. What will crisis drive you to do?

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Bigham’s system

, written by Jeremy

Strong process is core to small business success.

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Foundations for air castles

, written by Jeremy

For impact investment to thrive, the castle needs a foundation.

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Context of choice in impact investment

, written by Jeremy

Impact investment means managing portfolios in addition to choosing individual investments.

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Overview of Business+Strategy Posts

, written by Jeremy

This category covers issues in business and strategy for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations.

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Convert core competencies for value creation

, written by Jeremy

To enjoy consistently superior performance, you need to know where to focus your practice.

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Strategic fit of place

, written by Jeremy

Strategic fit, between the character of place and local industries, increases investment success.

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The renaissance of old technologies (or the cost of new in innovation)

, written by Jeremy

Seeking innovation in only new places means giving up on the value and principles intrinsic in old technologies.

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Terrior. Not frightening. Not a dog.

, written by Jeremy

How the character of place influences and shapes everything it makes.

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How to do only that which you can do

, written by Jeremy

How do we get started on a path to doing things that express our genius?

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“do only what you only can do”

, written by Jeremy

It was hot. Having Chernobyl just a few hours away didn’t help.

I was lying on my back, slung between two seats in the bottom of the row boat. My self-appointed advisor sat sweating in the bow. His fat white …

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Synchronizing greatness

, written by Jeremy

Here’s an unsolved riddle: How do we get the minds of widely dispersed, brilliant people to focus on critical problems/opportunities? How do we synchronize greatness?

Dave Pollard brought this up a few days ago. He writes:

“… we don’t need …

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People first. Marketers … later.

, written by Jeremy

I’ve hit a snag with the Foundation Series. It reads like crap.

I’m still wobbly on what I ought to say so I default to obfuscation. Orwell said it best, “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.” I’m …

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Dollars and scents: Debt and investing

, written by Jeremy

Debt is easier to generate than equity. This is as true for corporate-types as it is for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs always max out their lines of credit. Max out yours.

In this case your credit is bandwidth. The time and resources …

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Blogs are like flashers; books are like strippers. And six other similes.

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Blogs are like flashers; books are like strippers.

Blogs give only a glimpse of substance where a good book builds to full revelation. Blogs present a snapshot of an idea’s evolution; a book constructs the idea from its creation to

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Better with less?

, written by Jeremy

Malcolm Gladwell tells a story about symphony auditions. Until relatively recently, auditions required the player to walk out in front of the judges, sit down and perform. And while the pool of players was racially diverse and often included women, …

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Functional todo’s

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Whilst lolling despondently on the sofa: “When will I start doing the things I am great at? I keep doing things that help me be greater.”

Good friend in from old places: “Maybe guys like you just keep growing and …

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People business

, written by Jeremy

The company I work with invests in three areas: financial capital (of course), intellectual capital, and managerial capital.

Financial capital is really the grease that gets everything else moving. Without it there’s mostly friction, lots of heat, but little else. …

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All parables, all together

, written by Jeremy

Compiling a list of lessons, this post presents a series of parables on entrepreneurism, perfect-for-purpose, and peerless innovation.

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Blackjack & entrepreneurs

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In the theme of all things gambleSteve Pavlina on blackjack:

Novices miss golden opportunities.

“Novice blackjack players will almost invariably play their hands too conservatively. They’ll stand too often when they should hit, and they’ll fail to double

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Choices

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VC without the C

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I’ve been given several great career options recently. Two were particularly fetching:

1. Stay in government but raise the game to another level — Start helping the highest level bureaucrats identify, learn about, and build strategies on long-range issues facing …

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Return on design

, written by Jeremy

Interesting piece on design. The return on investment pieces are worth the trip through the 1OO+ slides.

This what I’m looking in my search for the viral framework. Any other leads out there? Tag it here.…

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Another sift start-up

, written by Jeremy

Decided life wasn’t full enough and tacked another start-up on the portfolio. A baby boy.

Huge initial investment but the pay-back is immediate. Fortunately it’s a growth industry with lots of potential. And it’s something my wife and I can …

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Copy cat

, written by Jeremy

Update: Dr. Ronald S. Burt from the University of Chicago backs up everything written here and adds his idea about “structural holes” — the notion that people can find opportunities for creative thinking where there is no social structure. My

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Big little steps

, written by Jeremy

Two days ago I sat down for lunch with a new friend. He recently gave up a secure job for a chance to do something new and more challenging.

He’s has a lot more experience than me in almost every …

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When “Yes” is eventually followed by “Damn!”

, written by Jeremy

Poor writing is traditionally the plague of academia. So glory is due Gal Zauberman (University of North Carolina) and John Lynch Jr. (Duke University) for a great problem statement: When “Yes” is eventually followed by “Damn!”

Zauberman and Lynch are …

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Has the train already left the station?

, written by Jeremy

Hugh McLeod writes a hopeful piece about the future of corporate blogging:

We want the corporate tipping point to arrive for two main reasons:

1. It validates those of us who got in there early … in the belief that

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Cost of worry

, written by Jeremy

Worrying costs efficiency and chews up energy - low level, never urgent issues cost us more than we recognize.

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McManifesto

, written by Jeremy

I’m in a strange pinch. I’ve got two opposing writing opportunities.

On one hand a regular newspaper article in the National Post that is supposed to be “punchy, witty and 100 words”.

One the other hand, an offer to write …

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abbr. resume

, written by Jeremy

My name is Jeremy Heigh. I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend, reader, thinker, economist, investor, gamer, artist, writer, and young man.

I liked school and have three degrees. The last is an M.Sc. in environmental economics. I enjoy …

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Valuable knowledge is useful

, written by Jeremy

The current state of Russia’s scientific community is a brilliant study of the power of purpose driven (or lack of) enterprise. In the 2 September 2004 issue of Nature they’ve included a brief glimpse into the Russian Academy of Science. …

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