Dr Rovel Shackleford life journey tips & traps

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Dr Rovel Shackleford life journey tips & traps

  1. 1. Tips & trapsforentrepreneurs<br />A Single Minded Journey<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />1<br />
  2. 2. The next 30 minutes<br />The single minded journey & the stats<br />The two absolutes<br />The givens;<br />Assume nothing<br />Find the gap not the idea<br />Nothing is forever; know when to get in and when to get out<br />Traditional (MBA) teaching will fail the entrepreneur<br />Forget business plans stick with STRATEGY<br />Forget about the perfect fix<br />There is NO good or BAD Karma (only good or bad luck)<br />Success is your journey; it alone is what defines YOU!<br />Perception is 9/10 of the LAW<br />Maintain a child-like curiosity about everything<br />Giving is good for business<br />Questions<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The single minded journey<br />Born and raised in Africa, UK, Germany, Australia<br />13 schools 4 countries<br />Armed Forces South Africa<br />Stelco Cadetship Canada<br />World Bank Washington DC<br />IMF Washington DC<br />Dr Kissinger <br />Australia (set up Arrina Global 1987)<br />Australia; USA; Philippines (now in 43 countries)<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />3<br />
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  10. 10. The stats – Arrina Global<br />Start up cash $5K (1987) – 1 employee<br />Today total turnover $384BIL – 14,840 employees, 89,000 contractors<br />Profit growth 38% per annum<br />25% philanthropic activities<br />30% R & D<br />163 new start-ups in 2009 – 208 in 2010<br />Operations in 43 countries<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Aviation<br />Telecommunications<br />Publishing<br />Mining<br />Financial Services<br />Manufacturing<br />Health Services<br />Arrina Global KnowledgeServices<br />Arrina Global<br />Banking<br />Security Services<br />Energy/Utility<br />Analytics<br />Arrina Global Admin Services Central<br />Construction<br />Defence<br />Pharmaceuticals<br />Agri-business<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />11<br />
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  13. 13. The Absolutes<br />Knowledge<br />Know the dynamics of market/s; knowledge is everything<br />Cash<br />Cash; supply is critical<br />Single minded!!!<br />Be single minded about what needs to be done<br />STRONG Leadership<br />People crave strong leadership & direction<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />13<br />
  14. 14. The givens<br />Assume nothing<br />Find the gap not the idea<br />Nothing is forever; know when to get in and when to get out<br />Traditional (MBA) teaching will fail the entrepreneur<br />Forget business plans stick with STRATEGY<br />Forget about the perfect fix<br />There is NO good or BAD Karma (only good or bad luck)<br />Perception is 9/10’s of the LAW<br />Maintain a child-like curiosity about everything<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Giving is good for business<br />Talk about great philanthropists, and the names of celebrated entrepreneurs—think Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller—are sure to come up. Those who've amassed fortunes but haven't forgotten their hardscrabble beginnings have long formed the backbone of philanthropic giving in the U.S. In more recent years, a new generation of success stories, from Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey to younger moguls such as Google's Larry Paige and Sergey Brin, have joined the ranks of givers. <br />Most business owners, of course, haven't quite reached the point where they need to worry about dying rich. But many are continuing the entrepreneurial tradition of giving back. Some 90% of small businesses already donate to charity, according to a 2001 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance survey, with some 35% giving more than $5,000. <br />That doesn't mean all those businesses gave cash—many entrepreneurs donate products, services, or even real estate. It adds up: In 2004, small businesses collectively gave some $40 billion to non-profit organizations, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. "Small companies cover a wide spectrum in the kinds of donations they give," says Dwight Burlingame, associate executive director at the Centre on Philanthropy at Indiana University. "They are primarily focused on local and community needs." <br />CHOOSE YOUR CAUSE<br />Since you can't contribute to every worthy cause, those you do support should be deeply connected to your business. Try to resist "check book charity," or the practice of haphazardly writing checks to whoever asks for support, says Stacey Wedding, a principal at Henderson (Nev.) consultants Professionals in Philanthropy. "It's important to transition from reactive giving to strategic giving." <br />http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/dec2008/sb2008122_586630.htm<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />Thank You!<br />Dr Rovel Shackleford<br />16<br />Success is your journey; it alone is what defines YOU!<br />

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