How do you get big, if you can’t raise cash because you’re too small?

BGI Group Ltd Blog

In the classic Joseph Heller novel Catch-22, airman John Yossarian is faced with the ultimate dilemma. He discovers that it’s impossible to be excused from bombing duty on the grounds of insanity, as anyone who applies for exemption is clearly sane. Anyone who doesn’t apply is clearly insane. So John learns that whether he claims to be sane or insane, …

Why do the best business owners have a mentor?

Ian Mitchell Blog

The founders of Google, Virgin, Microsoft, Dyson and Apple. What did they all have in common, apart from building incredible businesses and being richer than Croesus? They all had mentors. But surely, you say, when you’ve got a hugely successful business the last thing you need is advice. No. The reason they got that successful is that they each listened …

Business Growth Insights

BGI Group Ltd Blog

If your business is smashing its targets, your workforce is happy and motivated, and you’re satisfied both emotionally and financially, then we don’t recommend the Stratosphere event on February, 27th. If that’s not the case, Deri Llewellyn-Davies, a world class TED talks business speaker and founder of BGI, will share insights into why businesses fail to sustain growth, how to …

What’s the purpose of Purpose?

BGI Group Ltd Blog

“Because it’s there.” That was George Mallory’s classic reply when asked why he wanted to climb Everest. Now, as a business owner, if we were to ask why you chose your particular path, ‘because it’s there’ really won’t cut it. Perhaps it’s because you want to make lots of money, or because you enjoy what you do, or because you …

Strategy. Hit or myth?

BGI Group Ltd Blog

Nowadays there seems to be so much fake news about, it’s only a matter of time before we get fake weather: tomorrow will be very hot with lots of snow. As a break from all this fakery, we’d like to give you a piece that promises to be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! We’d like …

Would you fly a plane if you only knew half the controls?

BGI Group Ltd Blog

‘You are cleared for take-off.’ ‘Just a moment. What does that button do?’ Let’s be honest, you’d never try and fly a plane unless you were totally confident of the controls, had been properly trained and knew how everything worked. But when it comes to a business taking off, that’s exactly what people do. They hope their business is going …

How certain are you of success?

BGI Group Ltd Blog

You probably started 2018 with high hopes for your business. You hoped that sales orders would come in, that new ideas would work, that new recruits would live up to their CVs, that profits will grow, that your operations run seamlessly, that your marketing delivers, and that you can plan for the future. But now as Autumn approaches and the …