Help me Find a Technical Co-Founder to Build My App Idea

Simultaneously the most common, most naive, and most ridiculed question that you’ll see in any tech forum: “I have an idea for an App. How do I find a technical co-founder to build it?” Genuinely, this is a bit like saying “I want to start an Accounting practice, but I’m not an accountant and I…

6 Simple Networking Tips

Many entrepreneurs and new business owners dread networking. They don’t achieve their outcomes, but I’ve found these 6 tips have helped me. I’ve found that when people talk about ‘Networking’ in business, they can mean one of three things: Regular networking groups (which I’m disparaging in a series of networking posts over at Successful Men’s…

B105 Black Thunders

The Trillion-Dollar Ripple Effect of Autonomous Cars

The prospect of self-driving, likely electric, vehicles for personal use excites me enormously. (I’m a terrible driver). What excites me even more is the trillion-dollar ripple effect these will create for other businesses. Who’s Going to Invent the Autonomous Car? The primary business model for Autonomous Vehicles will combine: Hardware Platform (Software) Legislation, and Culture.…

IN THE MEDIA: Do you Know Your Number?

Source: Business Acumen Magazine If you own a private enterprise in Australia then you have “a number”. This is your end game, your commercial vision, the sale figure you believe will see you happily sail into the sunset. What you may not know is your Numbers – plural. These are the periods of No Man’s…

IN THE MEDIA: Are you Really an Entrepreneur?

Source: Smart Company by Nina Hendy The term entrepreneur has become a buzzword in recent years, but is it being grossly over-used? How do you know when you’re an entrepreneur? And should you stop calling yourself one? International business coach Jacob Aldridge offers great description… Read the whole article here

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“Flower of Business,” a combat manual

With respect to the greatest fencing-master of the late 1300s, Fiore Furlan dei Liberi da Premariacco, and his manual¬†Fior di Battaglia (Flower of Battle). [1] Jacob Aldridge: “As a young man I desired to learn authentic business, including the art of fighting for profit with sales, products, channels, brand and necessary infrastructure, on my own…

The Peter Principle, Dilbert Principle, and Imposter Syndrome

If it’s one thing worse than reporting to an incompetent manager, it’s being a manager and constantly feeling you’re inadequate. So why do useless people win promotions, and how do you make sure you’re not one of them? One of my favourite management philosophies, The Peter Principle, observes that “managers rise to the level of…

Fix, System, or Asset?

Want a Business Fix, System or Asset? A doctor will fix your broken leg. A good doctor will tell you, after the fourth broken leg, to stop jumping your motorbike over school buses. But when you truly cannot imagine a life without fresh air and school buses beneath your wheels, then you need a better system…

In Support of Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)

by Jacob Aldridge, who owns ~$1.2 million in property and loves every cent of his mortgages I like money and I like property. I mean, they’re not the reason I’m alive but all other things being equal I would rather have them than not. Which is why I get angry when my first-home-owner-wannabe friends outline…