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Who gets the money: 'aggressive, hungry and paranoid' - The Globe and Mail
MARK EVANS | Columnist profile
Special to Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, Mar. 02, 2012

there is financing available for “aggressive, hungry and paranoid” entrepreneurs who want to change the world. The problem is that there aren’t enough of those kinds of entrepreneurs in Canada....“Venture capital is made for people who are very ambitious, people who want to make a dent in the world, eat someone’s lunch, and want to disrupt someone’s business. That attitude, we don’t have enough of in Canada.”
iNovia  venture_capital  vc  entrepreneur  change_agents  disruption  mindsets  paranoia  ambitions  Mark_Evans  aggressive  frugality  pitches  thinking_big  champions  competitiveness  self-confidence  overambitious  staying_hungry  torchbearers 
march 2012 by jerryking
Take time out now to recharge - The Globe and Mail
MARK EVANS, Special to Globe and Mail

Given the economic landscape, now is probably the perfect time to take a break in the action. With the holidays just around the corner and consumers looking to spend time with friends and family, as opposed to doing business, there is no better time to hit the pause button.

Giving yourself a chance to recharge is important because there are so few opportunities to take a mental and physical break. We live in a 7/24, always-on world in which it is difficult, if not impossible, to escape. When there is a window of opportunity for a respite, take it.
Mark_Evans  disconnecting  personal_energy  windows_of_opportunity  revitalization  power_of_the_pause 
december 2010 by jerryking
The dangers of getting comfortable - The Globe and Mail
Oct. 08, 2010 | Mark Evans. Another major challenge of having a
lot of business is making sure you don’t get fat, happy and complacent.
It is surprisingly easy to get comfortable when business is good
because there is less urgency and stress to find new customers. While
having steady customers makes life easier, it does not mean you should
rest on your laurels or take your foot off the gas.

This is a lesson I painfully learned when starting my business. After
hustling for a couple of months to get work in the door, I happily
settled into doing the job. The only problem was I stopped hustling so
that when the work was completed, the pipeline was empty. Needless to
say, there was a hot flash of panic before realizing that selling is not
something that can stop and start.
complacency  cost_of_inaction  sales  sales_cycle  Mark_Evans 
october 2010 by jerryking

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