10 Steps To The Perfect Pitch

Every entrepreneur needs to know how to pitch: Pitch for customers, pitch to potential employees that this risky venture is worth sticking around with and, more regularly, pitch to investors.

There are several guides online explaining what a good pitch looks like, but there…

Knowing Your Market Size

Understanding your market size is a key element of building a business that investors will take interest in. Here, we explain the Total Addressable Market, the Serviceable Addressable Market and the Serviceable Obtainable Market: TAM, SAM and SOM.

Evaluating what’s known as TAM, SAM and SOM…

Founding a business on your own is a brave move, but bravery isn’t always rewarded, or necessarily the right move. NDRC’s portfolio of companies sees those with multiple founders performing higher than those with sole founders. …

Who do we thank

As we begin to lift restriction, thoughts will turn to societal and economic futures.

We can also realise that this is not the end — until we get widespread vaccine, herd immunity and effective mechanisms for next time, or even the next surge, this wont be…

I wrote a blog recently that described some of the best startup books and management books that I’ve come across that I often recommend. I got a lot of interest on LinkedIn and Twitter — so thank you for that! I thought I’d follow it up with a review of…

Being in a bookclub

I’ve been thinking about book clubs and my old prejudices about them. Perhaps I always thought that they were a conduit for a group of women, usually moms, coming together for once a month, have a glass of wine, a natter and a social catchup. …

A blog on OLAD

Grouping the ideas

This is a blog about adding one learning a day, a system that I set up in 2018, to try and learn and capture one new thing that I learned, observed, or had insight about every single day.

I tracked on Excel, and…

A good start to a Startup reading list (but only a start!)

I have been a business book club nerd for many years. I currently have a collection of perhaps 1000 business books, mainly autobiographies of people and companies and innovative and strategy processes. …

How things move faster in a crisis

(and why thats frustrating afterwards)

I’m thinking about our current global Covid crisis. I’m thinking about how much activity has been stimulated across multiple realms. …

“We might already be half way through but our long term thinking is only beginning”

How Corvid19 is mimicking our society, how we will need to heal and a plea for common sense in a dangerous future

14th March 2020

Speed and Change

The Corvid-19 virus grew from a single…

Alan Costello

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