Simplify to Succeed

Garry Mansell
Insights for SME's, start-ups and growing your company. I share what I found to work and what doesn’t.
Created 09 May 2021
  • Recommended reading this week
    29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Marketing and sales A well thought out paper on personalisation in all channels of customer contact. The use of “shoppable video” in boosting consumer sales
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    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    This week there were not so many noteworthy articles landing in my inbox, but here are a few of those I thought were worth sharing with you. Business organisation, operations and growth An older but s...
  • Recommended reading this week
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Organisation A transcript of a conversation with Admiral John Richardson around the topics of leadership, burn out and revitalising organisations that have been exhausted by the last two years. https:...
  • Recommended reading this week
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    ESG With COP26 in full swing in the UK a lot of papers have arrived this week about the environment, net zero and keeping the temperature rise below 1.5 deg C. Here are a selection of those I liked be...
  • Thank you very much
    05 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 9
    Tomorrow is my birthday. I set myself a target when I started this Substack that I would have written all the articles I needed to for a book that is to be published early in 2022 by now. With the pre...
  • Selling your business (Part 4)
    03 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    During your business operations, you will have dealt with several regulatory authorities and governments. Where you operate in more than one country the following will apply to each country in which y...
  • Recommended reading this week
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Marketing Some advice from Google about how to adjust your marketing measures in 2022. Sustainability The seven trends to watch in sustainability from McKinsey ahead of COP26. B...
  • Selling your business (Part3)
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    When buying your business, the buyer will have a reasonable idea of your market and customer base but during due diligence they will probe further. You should be prepared to open your books with respe...
  • Selling your business (Part 2)
    27 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    In the first part of this series discussing what will be required of the seller of the business during a due diligence exercise I covered the establishment of a data room and some of the key financial...
  • Recommended Reading this week
    25 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Startups One of the McKinsey “five-fifty” series on the reasons for continuing to build new businesses ESG How to start changing your organisation to reflect your need for susta...
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