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The Skim – August’s business inspiration summary

5th August 2019

It’s time to fine-tune your mind with more wisdom from the brightest business minds in the latest edition of the Skim.

Scott Harrison

‘I wanted charity to be more hopeful, more inspirational, more invitational – less about shame and guilt.’

Scott Harrison is the founder of charity: water, which helps bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. In this edition of the Playbook podcast, Scott discusses his transition from club promoter to charity CEO.

For Scott, increasing visibility and building meaningful relationships by showing supporters what their donations were being spent on was key to the growth of the charity.

Tune in to Scott’s exciting story here.

Andrea Waltz

‘It’s not about avoiding ‘no’, it’s about hearing ‘no’ as often as you can because the ‘yes’ is out there.’

Andrea Waltz is the co-author of ‘Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There’, a book which teaches you how to turn the negative effects of failure and rejection into a powerful positive in your career.

In this exciting edition of the 5 Minute Success Podcast, Andrea discusses the five levels of failure and how they can help you to achieve success in sales.

Listen to more of Andrea’s sound advice here.

Ana Gavia

‘If you don’t adapt, you are going to fail. You have to have that self-motivation to keep going. You have to remain logical at the same time.’

Ana Gavia is the founder of bikini company Pinkcolada, which she set up whilst studying at university. Despite it being a one-woman show, Ana has been able to turn her venture into a million dollar business empire.

In this fascinating Forbes interview, Ana shares her tips for creating a successful brand, which include letting go of preconceptions about your products and building on what is working well.

Read the rest of Ana’s top tips here.

Dave Dahl

‘The vision was to make the world a better place, one bread loaf at a time’

Dave Dahl’s entrepreneurial journey started in prison – however, he was able to turn his life around and went on to co-found Dave’s Killer Bread, a best-selling organic bread business.

In this inspirational episode of How I Built This with Guy Raz, he discusses how he used the story of his challenging past to create a distinct and powerful brand centred around the principle of seeing the good in people.

Check out Dave’s entrepreneur story here.

The Skim will return in September with another super selection of entrepreneurial tales.

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