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The Folly of Debt Consolidation? – by Will Edwards

  These days, the idea of debt consolidation is becoming increasingly popular and as a consequence, there are companies that specialise in it. Essentially, it involves taking out further credit to pay off your existing debt. You typically make one payment per month rather than a number of smaller payments. The idea can sound very […]

How You Can Make Money Online by Will Edwards

  At a popular internet marketing forum I frequent, I have lost count of how many times I have seen people post the above question despite the fact that there is a ton of useful help and advice right under their noses. So today, I thought I would do my best to provide a reasonably […]

3 Important Steps You Need To Run A Successful Business by Natalie Ekberg

  Recently, one of my clients who has gone from being an employee to being self-employed asked me, “Do you know anybody who can help me? I can’t do this by myself!” Her question came in spite of her already having a coach and friends who were volunteering to help with the business essentials (web, […]

Guy Laliberté: The World Is His Stage

  Hailing from French Canada, Guy Laliberté was born in 1959. He was enthralled by show business from a young age. He began staging performing arts events while still in school, however, these weren’t typical plays. Fire breathers and acrobats were more Laliberté’s style. After finishing school, he caught on with a traveling show and […]

Jennifer Capriati: The Comeback Kid

  Taking the lifetime approach to her career, Jennifer Capriati never learned the meaning of throwing in the towel. Throughout her playing career, the tennis community and media alike attempted to label her. Ultimately winning a total of three tennis Grand Slam Singles titles, Capriati tore through a bevy of mental and physical barriers to […]

John Paul DeJoria: From Hair To Billionaire

  How does a former Los Angeles gang member become a billionaire? With the right mix of hair care, tequila, various energy holdings and philanthropy. John Paul DeJoria was born in Los Angeles in 1944. His parents divorced early in his life and, after his mother found it too difficult to support DeJoria and his […]

Ursula Burns: A Career To Be Copied

  Ursula Burns was brought up by a single mother in a New York City housing project. Hardly the place one would associate with one of the most powerful women in the modern world. Burns’s education took her beyond her humble beginnings. She earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in […]

Become a dragon: a Wealth Dragon by John Lee

  John Lee is co-founder of Wealth Dragons and one of the UK’s most dynamic entrepreneurial leaders and international speakers. His story and passion will inspire you to start your new life, now, just in time for 2014.   By the time this article is published, some readers will be focused on Christmas Day and […]

Breakthrough your Money Blocks by Kristen White

  Want to manifest more money in 2014? It may be as simple as resetting your financial set point. The Best You’s very own Kristen White chats to Dr. David Trybus about how to do this.   So, what is a financial set point? “It’s a number your subconscious mind has determined feels safe,” says […]

Be An Achievement Rock Star by Robin Sharma

  The great men and women of the world achieve greatness in many different ways. Self help guru and success expert, Robin Sharma, looks at some of the weird and wonderful rituals of achievement rock stars.   If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or reading my books, you’re now familiar with […]

Can you have a work life balance? by Stefanie Hartman

  Are you lacking energy and tired of living from paycheck to paycheck? Maybe you’re tired of 60-hour workweeks, or your deadlines prevent you from having a happy, balanced home. Stefanie Hartman asks if a work life balance is just a pipe dream.   If you’re dragging your feet to work every day, it might […]

The National Student Apprentice by Emma Vites

Youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high this year with the number rising by 9,000 from February to April this year. The state of youth unemployment in the UK is beaten only by Spain and Greece, according to the OECD.   I used to work in graduate recruitment, placing candidates into companies, from larger organisation such as […]

The Power of Gratitude by T. Harv Eker

  We hear it so often that being grateful is something that should naturally to us by now. However, many of us still need to be reminded to say “thank you”, and T. Harv Eker tell us why this is so important.   Be grateful! We hear it all the time, at least in a […]

The Rocky Road to success. Ruth First: An Apartheid Perspective

  Ruth First was raised in apartheid South Africa, but despite being white, she and her family were opposed to the minority rule. She inherited her passion for activism from her parents, aligning herself early on with the Communist Party of South Africa. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand with the distinction of being […]

The Rocky Road to success. Michael J. Fox: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Him Now

  Michael J. Fox was born in Canada to an actress and a policeman. Fox landed a role in Canadian Broadcasting Network television series, which turned out to be the platform that launched his Hollywood career. However, he wasn’t able to find success right out of the gate. He has famously said that early in […]

Jane Austen: A Modern Woman in the Old World

  There are many who think that Jane Austen would have been a fan of some of the better romantic comedies and dramedies of today. Born in the time of the Industrial Revolution in 1775, Jane Austen hailed from the ‘lower part of the upper crust.’ A devoted writer early on, Jane studied as an […]

Howard Schultz: Making More Than Bucks At Starbucks

  Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Howard Schultz was born to working-class parents. Schultz spent his youth pursuing team sports and college came calling in the form of a sports scholarship, making him the first person in his family to pursue higher education. While overseeing American Operations for Swedish Coffee Manufacturer Hammarplast, Schultz’s […]

The Mindset for Making Money by Pam Grout

Is being wealthy a state of mind? Pam Grout says the time to be wealthy is right now by looking at wealth from a quantum physics perspective. And she says that money isn’t real anyway.   In 1937 when Napoleon Hill wrote his now-classic tome, quantum physics was still in diapers. Einstein, of course, had […]

10 Things A Business Needs To Be Valuable by Jo Haigh

  How do you present your business to make it really saleable, by business and finance expert Jo Haigh. There are numerous ways of valuing a business but only one that works; that is the price you are prepared to accept and the buyer is prepared and is able to pay. What you can do […]

The top 10 things amazing leaders do by Robin Sharma

  Self-help guru Robin Sharma has distilled 10 of the most valuable and practical insights on leadership that he has taught to global corporate clients like. These ideas have helped them do some great things, and he hopes that they deliver the same results for you.   Leadership. I Love that word. It makes me […]

Give yourself a good rep by Tamsen Garrie

  “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently,” says the reputable business guru, Warren Buffet. Mentor and personal development coach Tamsen Garrie tell us about the importance of reputation in business.   Reputation is the estimation or opinion in […]

Marie Antoinette: Royals Just Want To Have Fun

  Marie Antoinette lived and died at the height of true royalty. Born to Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa in Vienna, Austria in 1755 and raised amidst multilingual surroundings. Her education consisted of significant linguistic tutoring, but more emphasis was placed on refining manners and appearance. At just 15 years old, […]

Lenny Henry: Standing Up for Comedy

  Born to Jamaican immigrants in 1958, Lenny Henry was funnier than most people in the world at a very young age. Once named one of the fifteen funniest black performers of all time, Henry is best known for co-founding the charity Comic Relief. The first time he appeared on television Lenny Henry won a […]

Karen Silkwood: A Push for Fairness

  Born and raised in the shadows of the behemoth Texas oil industry, she attended college in Texas and married and oil pipeline worker early on. Shortly after the dissolution of her marriage, Silkwood took on the job that would cast her into the national spotlight. She was hired as a chemical technician by Kerr-McGee, […]

Brian Banks: A Tragedy, A Triumph and A Smile

  A tale of utter system failure if there ever was one, Brian Banks is known these days for his ‘breath of fresh-air’ positive attitude and the big smile that is perpetually written on his face. Banks was raised in Long Beach, California and attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, which is known for churning […]

Murphy’s Law by Jo Haigh

  Business and finance expert Jo Haigh writes about dealing with the unexpected in business negotiations. It’s a fact; if it can go wrong it will do I have successfully completed literally hundreds of corporate finance transactions on behalf of numerous clients. A handful have gone through without any hitches the rest…well the rest have […]

You Are The Pitch by Paul Boross, author of The Pitching Bible

  Paul Boross, The Pitch Doctor, looks at the key element of a successful pitch.   We are living in a competitive world, and to survive and thrive, you must have a competitive advantage. Your competitive advantage is not to be found in your products, your prices or even your people. Your competitive advantage rests […]

Deal chipping – hold your nerve – by Jo Haigh, Finance Expert

  Business and finance expert Jo Haigh describes what to do when someone tries to change the deal at the last moment. At a recent completion meeting in the early breaking dawn, as is often the case, the buyer announced just pre signing the long and drawn out sale and purchase agreement, that they wished […]

Evaluating The Board – by Jo Haigh, Business and Finance Expert

  Business and finance expert Jo Haigh describes how to approach the annual board evaluation. If you are a listed company per the UK corporate governance code, an annual board evaluation is mandatory, unless you can explain why you do not think this is needed. (You had better have a good reason!) Mandatory or not, […]

The Way NOT To Negotiate by Jo Haigh

  What are the mistakes people make when they negotiate? Business and finance expert Jo Haigh explores. We learn to negotiate from being small children “I will eat my sprouts if I can have a biscuit”   All the way through adolescence “I will do my homework if I can go out with my friends […]

Can You Judge a Book by Its Cover?by Jo Haigh, Finance Expert

  How do you make your business plan really stand out? Business and finance expert Jo Haigh investigates.   One of the most important components of a business plan that is to be used to persuade a funder to invest in your business is not, as may be first thought, the cash flow (although of […]

What’s so funny? by Paul Boross – The Pitch Doctor

  Paul Boross is The Pitch Doctor – and it’s his role to make sure that your presentations and pitches are world class. Here, he takes about the advantages and pitifalls of using jokes to make an impression.   I’ve been pitching within the TV and media business for 25 years, and one thing I’ve […]

Employee Motivation – The Key To Retention? by Russell Ward

  Russell Ward is CEO of Silent Edge – a specialist in sales training, motivation and much else. Here he talks about how vital it is to have a motivated workforce.   ‘A motivated workforce is a productive workforce’; a mantra which not many would dispute. It’s the way in which we motivate employees that […]

Leaders need to be consistently different! – by Peter Thomson

  Peter Thomson reveals the skills you need to really lead.   Now at first view this appears to be a paradox – however when we examine the idea in detail it becomes clear just how true it is. All leaders need to deal with different people in a different way. The effective leader also […]

What you say… Will be the way – by Peter Thomson

  Peter Thomson discovers the ways that beliefs shape our worlds.   These days the majority of people use a computer and they’re careful about the programs they install. Perhaps a more important piece of equipment is our ‘necktop’ computer and the ‘programs’ we install in there are critical to our success. If you and […]

Building better organisations – by Matt Wingett

  Matthew Wingett discusses the skills a person needs to keep their job, and the skills an employer needs to hire the best person available, and how to get those skills through NLP.   A sad chapter came to a close in the last few days.  It was something I had been watching at one […]

Just how good are you at saying “Thank You” by Roger Harrop

  There is a Golden Rule of referrals that you ignore at your peril and it is, simply, this: If you are the referee you must always let the referrer know what happened as a result of the referral. So this is a stage on from just saying “thank you”; it’s also sharing what happened […]

How to establish credibility quickly in a new job by Paul Boross

City AM has just run an article helping readers to build credibility quickly when moving into a new job. My contribution to the article is on the importance of listening, and not just taking eveything on board that everyone says to you… “Paul Boross aka the Pitch Doctor, managing director of Blue Sky and author […]

4 Things To Do If Your Career Change Did Work Out by Natalie Ekberg

There are many of you out there who are contemplating a career change at this very moment. Then there are those of you who have been there, done it and…it didn’t work out. The process of career change is very complex and many different elements play a part in it. So, is there any wonder […]

Boutros Boutros-Ghali – The World Is His Stage

  Seemingly raised to occupy high-profile positions in international politics, Boutros Boutros-Ghali was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1922. His grandfather was in the midst of a term as Prime Minister of Egypt when he was assassinated in 1910.   Boutros-Ghali holds a PhD in International Law and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University […]

Jane Somerville: Healer of the Heart

  A theatre critic and Vogue magazine employee turned out to be in vastly different professions from their daughter, however they did bequeath one important trait to her: passion. Jane Somerville was born to parents that sent her away to an all-boys school during World War II.   Somerville has always identified her time at […]

Chris Gardner: A Prosperous Pursuit

  Born in 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gardner and his siblings lived in a tumultuous home due to a volatile relationship between his mother and stepfather. Enduring constant fear of abuse from his stepfather, the siblings were in and out of foster care throughout Gardner’s childhood. Upon his discharge from the U.S. Navy, Chris Gardner […]

Rosa Parks: First Lady of Civil Rights

  Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born in 1913 and spent her formative years on a farm in Pine Level, Alabama with her mother, brother and grandparents.   In her autobiography Parks could recall the chilling signs of racism running rampant around her. There were times when her grandfather would stand guard, gripping a shotgun, […]

How to be an effective Intrepreneur by Emma Vites

Intrepreneurship is on the rise! It is the practice of using entrepreneurial skills without taking on the risks or accountability associated with entrepreneurial activities. Emma Vites explains.   Entrepreneurship has been defined as “the process of creating value by bringing together a unique combination of resources to exploit an opportunity.” Intrepreneurship can been defined similarly, […]

Turning points through a recession by Dr Rohan Weerasinghe

  The reality is that we are still in tough times and that means a whole new mindset and plan of action is needed to create your business and career turning points. Dr Rohan Weerasinghe gives us some good advice.   I smiled to myself recently when the government announced that having re-assessed the economic […]

“I Want” Doesn’t Get… by Mel Carnegie

  Mel Carnegie often ponders the idea of wealth. It brings to her mind the saying her mother used to repeat to her when she was a child: “I want doesn’t get!” This phrase, once understood, provides a wisdom that offers freedom and growth.   The links between language (thoughts we have) and results (experiences that […]

Slow, slow, quick, quick slow – by Jo Haigh

  Why oh why does everything seem to take longer than we would like right now? Never have I known such procrastination in business. Everyone wants an instant response to their requirements, yet when it comes to making an actual decision it seems there is a different speedometer working. I have been thinking about why […]

Are you a Whinger or a Winner? by Roger Harrop

  There is no question – the prospects for the economies of the UK and the rest of Europe have not been good BUT many sectors have thrived throughout the last 3 years. You may have seen my (not exhaustive) list of 31 of these sectors and companies that I show in my workshops and […]

Doing It Right, Not First by Andrew Dumont

​ There’s a common misconception among first time entrepreneurs that the only way to win is to be the first. The first to attempt an idea, the first to enter a specific market. It’s something I’ve been meaning to touch on for some time, then this came across my feed. Elegantly said. Too many put […]

The Awesome Power of Focus by Mark Baker

  With all of the current uncertainty in this unprecedented situation that we find ourselves in, I thought it would be the right time to share some tools and ideas with you that are used and understood by the world’s most effective people. What I will share with you now is not about positive thinking or looking at […]

Thriving, not surviving by Mark Baker

How to thrive and not just survive in an economic downturn. Mark Baker provides some advice on thinking positively during tough times… Quite honestly you could be forgiven for thinking that we are on the verge of financial Armageddon considering the amount of doom and gloom that we seem to be bombarded with during every […]

Value Added – Tips for Selling a Business, by Jo Haigh

  When a property doesn’t sell, an estate agent worth their fee may recommend that some rectification or improvement work could improve the selling chances. For instance, just because you like deep purple walls, this doesn’t appeal to everyone. There’s nothing like a nice coat of magnolia to improve that first impression! Likewise adding a […]

The alchemy of a start up by Jo Haigh

  Alchemy; the ability to turn a base metal into gold. Is there such a chemical formula for a start-up business? Step 1 – Take two enthusiastic people. You need two minimum; an ideas person and an implementer. If you have both these skills then lucky you but if there are two or more of […]

Should I tell my staff? – by Jo Haigh

  This is a question I am frequently asked by a client who is looking to sell their business. Should I confide in my team and if so when and what will happen if the sale doesn’t go through? If I tell them they may run scared and look for another job and the value […]

Negotiation tips from the playground by Jo Haigh

  I have spent most of my professional life negotiating one thing or other, be it the purchase or acquisition of a company, or the terms around a new financial lending instrument. I have attended a number of high profile training classes in negotiation skills in my career and even taught the odd group of […]

The Dalai Lama’s Rocky Road To Freedom by The Best You

Tenzin Gyatso, Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama was recognised in 1937 at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet. He looked set for a life of mysterious obscurity on the Tibetan plateau as head of a mediaeval government until the People’s Republic of China […]

Rocky Road: Stephanie Kwolek

    Born in 1923 in Pennsylvania, USA, Stephanie Kwolek had no intention of being a world-changing chemist. She wanted to be a doctor. Without the funds to go to medical school after finishing her degree in chemistry in 1946, she took a “temporary” job with chemical giant DuPont. Nylon had recently been discovered and […]

Rocky Road: Wangari Maathai

    Born as Wangari Muta in Kenya in 1940, none could have known of the lifelong struggle for justice she was to embody. After early schooling in Kenya, Wangari was chosen for the Kennedy Airlift, which arranged University education for 300 Kenyans in the USA.  Here she was inspired by the environmental movement and […]

Rocky Road: Andrew Carnegie

    A tough life can create a habit of hard work. Andrew Carnegie was born in poverty in Scotland in 1835. His father William emigrated with the family to America when Andrew was 13, where his first job was in a linen mill for $1.20 for a six day week. At age 15 he […]

You are your brand

Kubi Springer is the CEO and founder of the Kubi Springer Company – a brand management agency, and the producer and host of The Kubi Springer Show.  Bernardo Moya discovers what makes the Kubi Springer brand. In conversation with Kubi Springer, you get the feeling she’d have made a success of whatever she did.  “I […]

Fun in business by Roger Harrop

From building a nuclear power stations to running a FTSE listed PLC listed by Forbes magazine as one of the top 100 overseas companies, Roger Harrop has done it all. So why did he get out, and what is he doing with all that experience now? Bernardo Moya finds out.   Having been at the […]

Ten tips to sharpen your decision-making by Mike Clayton

Ten tips to sharpen your decision-making for more robust choices The test of a ‘good’ decision cannot be the outcome – we would never know if a decision is a good one until it were too late. And that could easily lead to decision-making paralysis. Instead, consider a decision to be good if the right […]

The ugly truth about job interviews, an interview with Paul Boross

The way you look can count more than your CV. As unemployment in the Eurozone hit 11.9 percent in January 2013, recruiters are making difficult decisions in an increasingly competitive employment market, and whether it is conscious or subconscious, appearances count. While qualifications and experience might look good on paper, factors like obesity, personal hygiene, tattoos and […]

First meetings: The Rules of a Good Match by Jo Haigh

  The first impression rules apply equally in business as in any personal situation. These first moments as we know can change the tone of a relationship, sometimes irrevocably. The happy thing is that it is entirely possible to learn the rules, leaving you only with the requirement to use them to your advantage. None […]

How To Create A Powerful Vision For Your Success by Joel Brown

Envision something you have always wanted to do. Go on, take your time. Let yourself go. Is it snowboarding in the Swiss Alps? Finishing your education? Making a million dollars? Starting your own business? Whatever it is, you can accomplish it, and this can be achieved by first envisioning your dream to be real.   […]

13 Harsh Reasons Why You Are Nowhere Near Success by Joel Brown

  Here are 13 harsh, yet truthful indicators as to why you are nowhere near success at this very point in time. You procrastinate Actions speak louder than words, the longer you leave something as just a thought someone else out there is taking action and achieving YOUR dreams, only problem with that is, you […]

Chris Brasher: A man of many talents

  Chris Brasher, was an Olympic champion athlete, a mountaineer, a writer, a television executive and an entrepreneur whose greatest legacy to British life was the London Marathon, the world’s largest single charity event. Perhaps Brasher was destined to succeed. Born in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of a radio engineer, he was schooled in […]

Serena Williams – Guidance and Brilliance

  American tennis player Serena Jameka Williams was born in 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Her father, a one-time sharecropper decided early to train his girls to succeed. He moved them to Compton, California, a deprived area, to show them their future if they didn’t work hard. When she was three he began practising tennis with […]

Rocky road to Success. Mark Zuckerberg: Technical genius

  As co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most influential men in the world. Born in 1984, the son of a psychiatrist and a dentist Zuckerberg began using computers and writing software in middle school and learned ATARI basic programming in the 1990s. Described by his software tutor as a prodigy, Zuckerbeg […]

Rocky road to Success. Julie Deane: Inspiringly Innovative

  There are many motives for starting a business, and Julie Deane’s is one of the purest. Concerned that her daughter was being bullied at her school in Cambridge, Julie Deane realised that she couldn’t afford the fees to move her to a public school. Determined to protect her, she wrote a list of the […]

A ticking clock on the pensions time bomb by The Best You

  A crisis is going on. It isn’t happening right now, but is due to happen in the coming years. The Best You investigates the pensions timebomb   New research shows that many people are either feeling so squeezed by today’s economic situation or they simply aren’t engaging with the fact that they have a […]

Shifts in the workplace by Liz Barclay

  The world of work is changing. Jobs as we know them – working for one employer to do a particular task – are becoming a thing of the past. Small business journalist and adviser, Liz Barclay, says fortune favours those thinking out of the box. Almost one million – that’s more than a fifth – […]

Is your business your baby? by Jo Haigh

  My company is 25 years old next year, it’s no longer my baby it’s a grown up woman. I realise it’s been my child and has suffered with all the growing up pains of the real human children I have brought up. 25 years ago it needed constant attention and needed to be fed […]

Is Changing Your Career Really What You Want? By Natalie Ekberg

Recently I’ve been attending very specific coaching training. Naturally, part of the training was to practice our coaching skills. It was quite fascinating to watch, how each and every participant chose their career/business development as the main topic to be coached on.  So there we were, plodding along with the career and business goals for […]

The Best Candidates

  Many employers in the current job market report how difficult it is to find a suitable candidate from the many young people who come to interview. The employers’ perception is often that young adults leave school with few interpersonal skills and no idea what an employer wants. Mix this with perceived poor attitude and […]

For the love of Money by T.Harv Eker

  Internationally acclaimed author and coach T. Harv Eker shares some wise lessons for financial-phobes on how personal and financial wellbeing may be linked, particularly during or post- recession…     On the face of it, a partnership between two people in love shouldn’t be affected by our own view of ‘The Mean Green’. Yet, […]

Increasing the value of your company by Andy Hurst

  Andy Hurst tells us why it is important to add value to our businesses. A business owner said to me last week: “Why should I be interested in driving asset value when I have no intention of selling my business?” It’s a reasonable question. And one to which there are lots of answers. Here […]

The first 10 seconds matter by Emma Vites

  Part of The Best Candidates Job interview tips.  Top careers and sales coach Emma Vites gives job seekers advice when they walk into their interview. There are so many articles written about how to be the best in a job interview and most of them centre on finding out about the company and the […]

Rocky road to success, Michelle Obama: Balancing home and politics

  Born in 1964 the daughter of a water plant employee and homemaker, Michelle grew up in a small apartment with her family in Chicago. As a student she demonstrated in favour of hiring professors from minorities. Later, working for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, she helped low-income tenants with housing cases. Working in law, […]

Nelson Mandela: A burning sense of justice

    Nelson Mandela is one of the world’s great figures in the struggle for racial equality and for the dignified treatment of all people. His long journey in life has been driven by a burning sense of justice. Born a member of the Thembu royal family in 1918, Mandela studied law at university and […]

Amelia Earhart – A unique pioneer

  Born in 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, to wealthy parents, Amelia was raised by a mother opposed to moulding her children into “nice little girls”. She took her first flying lesson in 1921 and saved up to buy her first plane, a bright yellow biplane she named “Canary”, which she used to set her first […]

Dr Roger Bannister: Belief beyond limits

  On May 6 1954, British runner Dr Roger Bannister ran a mile in three minutes 59.4 seconds. He was the first human being to run the mile in under four minutes. It was a record that changed what people thought was possible. Born in 1929, Bannister’s early inspiration was Sydney Wooderson, who made a […]

Sheryl Sandberg – Leading Lady

Ruthless, the new face of feminism, role model. Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, has been called many things, some positive, some critical. The Best You looks at the career of this powerful woman, and asks how women can also get to sit at the table with the men. Born in 1969 in Washington DC Sandberg from […]

Laughing all the way to the bank

With the economy in the state it’s in and the banks refusing to lend money to people, no matter their credit rating, Dave Fishwick was convinced he could do a better job than the high street banks. The Best You finds out how it went.   Dave Fishwick, a minibus salesman from Burnley, England, and […]

Love sees no Colour. Interview with Jessica Huie

  Entrepreneur Jessica Huie has worked for 10 years at the pinnacle of the British media, including seven years under the wing of PR mogul Max Clifford. She’s worked with the likes of Simon Cowell and Peter Jones and now at the age of just 32 runs the London Branch of Forward Ladies, a support […]

Tiger’s roar, the possible secrets of Woods’s success by Dr. Stephen Simpson

  Eldrick Woods is more commonly known as Tiger Woods, or just Tiger. He is an American professional golfer, whose fame spreads far beyond the narrow world of golf. Until recently he was the highest paid athlete in the world, although he has now slipped slightly to second place. Elite performance coach Dr. Stephen Simpson […]

Influencing persuasion by John LaValle

  John La Valle, President of the Society of NLP, is one of the most sought-after business trainers in the world. Here he gives us an insight into the art of persuasion. When most people consider
the idea of Persuasion and Influence, they automatically think: Business and Sales. And, yet, we are engaging in these activities […]

Jon Smith: The Super Sports Agent

  The man who practically invented the modern sports agent in the UK, brought the American National Football League to Britain and took Mikhail Gorbachev out to dinner talks about success, entrepreneurship – and the art of communication.   It isn’t everyone who tells you that having a stammer beaten out of them as a […]

The True Story of Soichiro Honda – The Japanese Henry Ford

The son of a blacksmith born in Shizuoka, Japan in 1906, Soichiro Honda spent his early years with his father repairing bicycles. He had little interest in school, forging his father’s family stamp to show receipt of school reports. However, he was curious about engineering and his love of invention was born on seeing an […]

The Secrets Of Bill Gates’s Success

  Competitive and Precise Born in 1955, the founder of software giant Microsoft has a staggering personal fortune estimated at around US $65 billion. His world influence is difficult to overstate. As a teenager, Gates first programmed a computer to play tic-tac-toe, then exploited bugs in his school computers to allow him more computing time. Banned […]

The Rocky Road to Success Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: Curiosity and Analysis

  Not a household name, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin is one of the unsung heroes of 20th century science. Born in Wendover, England, as Cecilia Payne, her father died when she was just four years old, forcing her mother to raise the family alone. With her mother deciding to spend no money on her higher education, Cecilia […]

The missing element to the law of attraction by Tamsen Garrie

Success just doesn’t happen, it requires you to act to attract it! Have you ever wondered why it is that some people appear to create success in their lives with ease whilst others appear destined to struggle? The answer lies in ‘Attraction’. Attraction is working for you right now. That’s right – you are already […]

Shine at that Interview!

The Best You asked eight business leaders what advice they would give to someone looking for a job. Here’s what they told us:   Jo Haigh: partner in FDS Corporate Finance “Understand what we do. There is no reason for you to not be prepared – Google will tell you all. Understand the market we […]

It’s All About Relationships. Feature Penny Power

  Penny Power, entrepreneur and social networking specialist reveals how businesses are built in the IT Age. When Penny Power was a girl, her parents paid a careers adviser to give her a psychometric test. She was advised to be a Butlins redcoat. Recalling the moment, this 48-year-old entrepreneur in the IT industry laughs and […]