This week’s conversation was one that applies to many companies. The challenge as presented was “we have an idea, and we need to produce a minimally viable product; how do we find the tools and materials to create a prototype”. The company had quite a bit of useful detail about the materials needed and how […]
A staple of the Office Hours conversations is the “you should read…” statement. We have established a book list at Good reads. You can post reviews of the books you have found useful and make it easier for others to get a copy. Please sign up and share.
Office Hours is free. Your contribution is your experice, perspective and the intereing challenges you bring to group. You can sign up at Meetup.com/makespace. Search for “Office Hours at Makespace”. We meet each Friday at noon UK time. The link to the online meeting is on the meet up page.
Having a good idea and knowing what to do with it are two very different things. We have all had an idea about how improve a thing, or to change the way a particular task is completed. Although a key part of creating a solution is one of the more straight forward part of the […]
What follows are some thoughts after the first few months of Office Hours. Office Hours is a weekly peer-to-peer session in which business people present a challenge they are facing to other business people who then question the presenter and provide feedback. This is all in a very structured way so that conversation stays focused […]
Posted on December 9, 2019 Guerilla Finance The following posts set out some ideas from a lecture I deliver at the Cambridge Judge Business School. The talk has become known as‘Guerilla Finance’ much in the vein of guerilla marketing campaigns that leverage existing resources to achieve results. The central idea is that sophisticated software and […]
This week’s hour was about selling or at least that is where we started. The challenge as presented was the lack of sales traction being achieved. While a few sales meeting had been secured, second meetings and follow-ups were not happening. The product is an educational toy targeted at the emerging countries. It was developed […]
A new group has started in Cambridge, it meets in Cambridge Makespace and is called Office Hours. Office Hours is a group of active business managers willing to share experiences, improve skills and learn. We discuss strategy, business models and value propositions, yes, but also the day-to-day nitty gritty stuff like how much should I […]
From an email sent in October 2019 Hello, First apologies for the generic email but I wanted to make you aware of a new group I am starting at Makespace. I am writing you because you and I have worked together in the past and I would welcome your continued contributions. Each Friday I will […]