I have to confess to more than just a soft-spot for property as an asset class. Prior to crypto, I spent 17 years in the property industry, working across residential, commercial, social housing, hotel developments, lending, and prop tech. I’ve been personally purchasing rental property since 2005. The vast majority of those years have been dreamy for propertyContinue reading “Property Vs Crypto”
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Crypto: timing is everything
My current role in a crypto business is the third blockchain business and the seventh disruptive start up I have been involved with, so I am an experienced passenger on the roller-coaster of adoption. As a regular industry commentator, I am often asked where we are at in the lifecycle, and what this means for cryptoContinue reading “Crypto: timing is everything”
The Power of Failure
Scaling up a business in an emerging industry, during a global pandemic is, to put it mildly, challenging! Thus, some level of small failures is to be expected, and, I have come to appreciate, welcomed. I know it may sound a bit odd: courting failure! However, I have been reflecting on the value of failure, when integratedContinue reading “The Power of Failure”
Goals: to share or not to share?
I had reason to consider this week if you should share, publicly, your long-term ambitions. I then remembered my first ever blog post lauded the importance dreaming big, and thus it is time to take some of my own medicine! Much has been written about goal-setting; in no small way aided by the cacophony of self-helpContinue reading “Goals: to share or not to share?”
Motivation: What COVID has changed forever!
The holy grail of people management is a motivated and happy team. I am of the belief that any business’ key asset its people, and you can read in my previous blog posts that I am fanatical about the crucial strategic role of HR in hiring and keeping good people. Post COVID, keeping morale high in aContinue reading “Motivation: What COVID has changed forever!”
HR & Recruitment in tech: A dark and Mysterious Art
Over my career I have been privileged to work with some phenomenal HR leaders; who were lynchpins of the business, through the rare combination of being strategic, emotionally intelligent, and kind. Alas, more often, I have seen businesses fettered by some truly dreadful HR policies and managers. I have suspected, for quite some time, that the functionContinue reading “HR & Recruitment in tech: A dark and Mysterious Art”
Building a brand: the search for trust and authenticity
Brand integrity is the “special sauce” of all marketing. That halcyon place that the consumer relates to, and believes in, a brand and its vision. For any business, authenticity is both utterly intangible, and a lofty goal. Even worse, it is a nigh on impossible attribute for banking and finance businesses. Indeed, in an IPSOS poll last year, oneContinue reading “Building a brand: the search for trust and authenticity”
Community is King
The best ideas and businesses unite a community. There are numerous tech businesses that are only as powerful as the commitment of the crowd using the platform: obvious examples include Reddit, Ebay, and Airbnb. It goes beyond simply finding the required critical mass of users for a platform to be viable, to creating a loyal and dedicatedContinue reading “Community is King”
Think big, Act small!
The mantra “think big, act small” is often ascribed to some of the world’s biggest multinational firms. However, the sentiment has much to teach ambitious businesses focused on scaling up. Whilst Dacxi is well beyond the “one man in his back-bedroom stage”, and with offices in 6 countries, we are now focused on delivering a “hockeyContinue reading “Think big, Act small!”
Finding a USP
It is a self-evident economic truth that SME sector, and specifically new businesses, are the life blood of any economy. New businesses begat new jobs which is always an election winner. Official Government figures show that the digital sector contributes £149 billion to the UK economy, and the sector accounts for 7.7% of the UK economy asContinue reading “Finding a USP”