As a person whose life has been transformed by meditation, I love the 'time' excuse. If you can't find 20 minutes a day to meditate then you need two hours to meditate. I empathizse; I was very busy most of my life running in circles. It certainly took up all my time and, interesting enough, never seemed to break.
Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a keynote presentation at a meetup for 70 women in tech startups in Copenhagen. As usual, many concerns regarding the true barriers and sacrifices of entrepreneurship as a lone female (and a mother of young children) amongst all the cool tech guys were raised during the Q&A session that followed.
In the high powered, fast moving society we live in and with many companies downsizing, today's employees are expected to do more with less, as demands rise time diminishes, creating an alarming trend of workplace stress and overwhelm.
Nothing ever goes to plan. Investors will know that. Be passionate, be knowledgeable, be prepared and you may well just find that business angel...
This 'act as if' technique comes from a creative idea of what you believe is correct service in that situation. So here is a list of tips to look confident in any situation in which you haven't a clue what you're doing!
It's not just about qualifications. It's not just about education or background. How do I know? Because I didn't excel in either of these areas - instead, I actually put my own success down to something called soft skills - the vital skills such as communication, teamwork and time management which everyone needs to succeed at work and beyond.
It's a paradox that all companies face. From startups to multinationals, the ability to reach new markets depends on being big enough to access resources, yet small enough to adapt. It's a difficult balance to strike.
As the sun sets on another Cannes Lions Festival, and members of the advertising industry get used to drinking something other than champagne (it's a hard life ;), we reflect on one key takeaway: adverting is changing.
Economic success is generally measured in terms of growth rather than positive outcomes for people and places. Although the key metric of growth, 'Gross Domestic Product' (GDP), is increasingly recognised as a poor proxy for human progress, it continues to drive fundamental decisions about the way we manage and grow our economies.
Allowing your employees to have input in the business is also a sign that you respect them. You also need to accept the fact that there are some things where your employees are better than you. Giving people credit for their skills is one of the ways you can earn respect.
Seven key LGBT markets are likely to add at least $4billion additional tourism income to the US economy during the next three years.
The newly installed Business Secretary has decided to instruct business leaders that they mustn't be campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU as that would risk undermining Mr Cameron's negotiating position ahead of the In/Out referendum. Business leaders should ignore him, keep calm and carry on campaigning.
Starting out on the career ladder can take time, but once you secure your first job, it will be a lot easier to progress, either within the company or in another role. The job market has changed considerably since I started out but it's still just as important to approach your career with the right mindset, the right outlook and real drive.
If competition ends up as being a fight to the finish, then we need a new way of thinking about economic success.
With the sun shining brightly and models and celebrities dashing to and from the catwalk shows, I spent most of my time during the British Fashion Council's latest London Collections Men SS16 event wondering two things: How much of what was on the catwalk would my husband wear? Will London Collections Men ever be as successful as the women's collections at London Fashion Week?
I have dedicated the last decade of my working life to helping young people take risks and seize opportunities. And yet, when my daughter decided to leave university early because she wanted to pursue her own path, I thought it was a very bad idea...