• Tara Humphrey

Entrepreneurship Weekly Insights - Insight 1: Networking Minds

Updated: Nov 7, 2018

Entrepreneurial Insights

I LOVE all things business and entrepreneurship related.  When I'm not reading Forbes, Fast Company or Entrepreneur magazine, I'm listening to business pod casts, audiobooks and watching business related YouTube videos.

Learning and researching other people and sectors enables you to approach your particular business with a slightly different twist and enables you to form a network of virtual mentors.

In these posts, I share with you some insights which will help you progress your CEPN / GP Federation or, in fact, any business you are working on or within.

These posts are short and to the point, with concepts that you can incorporate into your business as soon as you have finished reading.

Insight 1: Networking Minds

Book: The Creators Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs by Amy Wilkinson

What resonates for me in this book, are Amy's observations on how the brightest businessmen and women network minds to solve multifaceted problems.

Whilst we hear it all the time that diversity is important, diversity, shouldn't be limited to just mean race and sex. We need a variety of ages, experiences, and different sectors coming together. We need cognitive diversity.We need to deviate from the past approaches and build on the knowledge of expertise from a diverse group of minds to generate new approaches to business problems.

Amy studied 200 entrepreneurs who have started companies that have generated more than $100 million annual revenue or social enterprises that serve more than 100,000 people.

I really hope you remember this post when you next review your board members, are inviting people to your next meeting or hiring a new recruit!

Let me know if you decide to read the book. What was a standout insight for you?