HUGH CULVER

In praise of thinking small

In praise of thinking small

I’m sorry, Houston, but we have a problem. Of all the weird wiring society has dumped on us, Go Big or Go Home is the most twisted. And it’s everywhere. Go big in fitness. Go big in business. Go big in money, cars, sports, homes, and chest size. And the media loves Go...

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Why you’re not ready to hire an assistant

Why you’re not ready to hire an assistant

When I started my company I couldn’t wait to get an office separate from my house. “Then I’ll have made it” I thought. Once I had the office I couldn’t wait to get staff to do all the work I was terrible at. “Then I’ve really made it!” I thought. But what if you could...

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9 stupid things speakers do on stage

9 stupid things speakers do on stage

We’ve all been there - cringing in our seats - thinking “Will this ever end?”. Yes, it’s the speaker from hell. Maybe they’ve got great content - even lessons we haven’t heard before. But their delivery is so finger-nails-on-chalkboard bad we’re missing it all. I had...

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How a Dose of Urgency can Save You Time and Make You Money

How a Dose of Urgency can Save You Time and Make You Money

I was sitting on the old sofa in our office eating salad and thinking about sales. We were in the final throes of selling seats for my annual BOSS (Business Of Speaking School) public speaker training course and it still wasn’t full. Some 1,400 people had registered...

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5 Foolproof Tips for Staying Healthy as a Road Warrior

5 Foolproof Tips for Staying Healthy as a Road Warrior

Is it just me, or have you noticed the day before you leave for a trip is a frantic, run-off-your-feet, freak-out? Everything you’ve procrastinated about (plus 9 more must-do’s) now conspires to overload any free time you thought you had. It’s nasty and it leaves you...

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