Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, entrepreneur are words that were rarely used 20 years ago. They have become buzzwords lately. Go to a networking event and you will find a large number of (mostly wanna-be) "entrepreneurs" talking about entrepreneurship, and, of course, "disruption". But what really is an entrepreneur? The dictionary says, an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. Here we talk about what is needed to become a successful one. We also talk to entrepreneurs and listen to their stories. And, most of all, try to learn from the lessons they've learned along the way. To work on developing a successful business, the entrepreneurs have to work on themselves first. We talk about that, too. And we talk about more practical aspects like company culture, communication, team management, marketing, building a brand, and more. Scroll down to discover all our latest articles.

books entrepreneurship leadership self-development - the busy lifestyle
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth? A book about leadership? Really? Or entrepreneurship. How come? I would argue that this is THE best book I have read about both. Chris Hadfield tells you stories about what it is to lead in extreme conditions. And to think fast and be creative...
How to be productive at work - The Busy Lifestyle
How to be productive at work when your whole work day is fragmented by countless, unpredicted and unpredictable interruptions? At the end of a busy day, you realize that you have been constantly moving and doing, but you haven't actually achieved too much. In this age where complexity is ever increasing,...
In Search of a Better Quality of Life - The Busy Lifestyle
His story is as interesting as his history (a former project manager, COO and CEO, now a part time life coach and part time project manager). Arnon set out on a journey to search for a better quality of life. He talks about his journey in his blog, and this...
books on happiness and creativity - the busy lifestyle
  Studies have shown that there is a correlation between creativity, locus of control and happiness. The studies have found a positive correlation between external locus of control and creativity, and between creativity and happiness.   Locus of control: If you believe that due to your skills and effort you are in control of...
Entrepreneur Stories - Health Good Food Nutrition - The Busy Lifestyle
There is an abundance of successful entrepreneur stories in the news lately. But they forget to mention the effort and the personal investment in making the story a success. We invited a real entrepreneur and asked her to tell us her real entrepreneur story. We wanted to know what...
Learning Organization Change management - The Busy Lifestyle
The Story of the Blind Men and the Elephant: We will talk about learning organizations and we will use this parable as a metaphor for the learning process in complex organizations. Originated in India, this is an age old story of a  group of blind men, who have never come across...
Strategic Thinking - Quotes on Strategy and Strategy execution
Strategy without execution is hallucination. Or, as per the original version: "In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably an hallucination." - Stephen Case, Chairman & CEO of America Online. What better way to develop your strategic thinking than benefiting from the wisdom of the best,...
work life balance stress success - the busy lifestyle
To start with, if you stop when you’re tired, you have already stopped waaaay too late. You might have heard about the Pomodoro technique (for those who never did, it’s simple: you work in chunks of 30–45 minutes, or more, focusing your attention on only one thing. When the time...
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - The Busy Lifestyle
1. Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 Benjamin Franklin was a renowned polymath and a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He is better known as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.     2. Peter Drucker 1909 - 2005 Peter Drucker, known as "the founder of modern...
manage a busy life - stop and smell the flowers
To manage a busy life is what he knows quite well. An executive with innovation management, digital transformation and change management experience, a public speaker, university lecturer, coach and mentor, Yves Zieba has a first hand knowledge about how to successfully manage a hectic schedule. And he found the time...