Interview with Christian Arno, CEO of Lingo24

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I could have been a translator.
In 2005 I earned an honours degree in French and Spanish – and yet had the deflating knowledge that still wasn’t enough. I researched post graduate diplomas and it was between translation and journalism. Look where I ended up. I know it was the […]

Brexit and Entrepreneurialism

The dichotomy is startling – from a night of inspiration and celebration to a morning of shock and uncertainty.
Last night I sat with some of Scotland’s best entrepreneurs at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
I chatted to Lesley Eccles about FanDuel’s expansion into the UK market; I listened to John Scott of Scott Group describe […]

Get back on that horse!

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in business, Social Media Strategy | No Comments

It’s become such a cliche – “Get back on the horse” – trotted out whenever someone fails at something.
Well, I saw quite a few people fall off their horse at the showjumping last weekend – and not all of them got back on.
To be fair, some couldn’t – either because they’d really hurt themselves or […]


Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s the entrepreneurial euphemism du jour – pivot!
Lesley Eccles of FanDuel said “Our first business wasn’t working so we had to pivot – which meant we failed,” but Sir Tom Hunter said “If something’s not working, listen, pivot, change and do something else.”
Who are you more inclined to agree with?
Personally, I think we all need […]

Making an impact online: Labels4Kids

Making an impact online: Labels4Kids

The ninth company to take part in our “making an impact online” guest blog series is Labels4Kids. I’ve been an admirer of managing director Ann-Maree Morrison for years now, so I’m honoured she has written this guest post. The chartered accountant has an amazing story (I must interview her for!) and a fantastic business based […]