Andrew Barnes

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What to know about raising capital

When GO1 raised our first seed round I went into negotiations knowing next to nothing about raising funds. But on the other side of the table, the investors that I spoke to did this every day. And that makes it dangerous. One of our first investors turned out to be a shark. Fortunately for us… Continue reading What to know about raising capital

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Yes, leadership isn’t rocket science… but who said rocket scientists make effective leaders?

Leadership is a skill that everyone should learn. Saying “everyone is a leader” sounds like a platitude, but it’s true: you don’t need to be a manager to be a leader. If you do manage a team, however, being an effective leader is even more important. Good leadership is probably the single most important skill… Continue reading Yes, leadership isn’t rocket science… but who said rocket scientists make effective leaders?

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Entrepreneurial success is impossible without creativity: ‘zig when others zag’ and more tips

When it comes to building businesses, coming up with an idea is only half the battle. It is, however, a necessary key ingredient. Creativity is essential to entrepreneurship – so much so that the two terms are almost synonymous: an entrepreneur is by definition an agent of change. And for change to exist there must… Continue reading Entrepreneurial success is impossible without creativity: ‘zig when others zag’ and more tips

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Diversity can be a double-edged sword when businesses don’t have systems to harness it

There’s a lot of research into diversity and its impact on the workforce. The main message that’s currently broadcast is that diversity is a great thing and beneficial to business. It can be a good thing, but it can also be problematic. I looked into both these aspects in my recent PhD into diversity in… Continue reading Diversity can be a double-edged sword when businesses don’t have systems to harness it

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