Naomi Simson shark tank season 1

Is an investor what you want?

As we enter the second month of Shark Tank, I thought it was time to reflect on an important topic. Although this might seem confusing, sometimes when you miss out on an investment deal, it’s actually the best thing for your business. This may seem contradictory, but when someone so passionately shares the ins and […]

What is bothering me…

Trust is such a fragile thing. One knows that to be trusted is to trust. But what if you give trust – and it is not reciprocated. Is it a one off, can never ever be regained? Does trust need to be earned back, or proved? Isn’t this a contradiction in terms. Jim Collins told […]

What are the biggest barriers to growth?

At the recent Growth Summit – I listened carefully to what Bob Bloom had to say about growth. RedBalloon has always grown organically, no acquisitions, mergers or other major transactions. So I was fascinated to listen on how to keep growing from within. Clearly the bigger a company gets the harder it is to have […]