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Allon Raiz

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Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, the only privately-owned small business ‘prosperator’ in Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp. In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship. Following a series of entrepreneurship master classes delivered at Oxford University in April 2014, Raiz has been recognised as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Follow Allon on Twitter.
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Don’t Be A Negative ‘No’ Person: The Benefits Of Saying ‘Yes’

To be successful, we have to learn to say no. But there comes a time when you need to start saying yes again too. Here’s why.
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2 Types of Failure and How Your Business Can Weather Them

Successful high-impact entrepreneurs take calculated bets almost daily. High risks come with high rewards, which in turn are the result of understanding that failure is part of the equation.
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The Art Of Being Patiently Urgent

Urgency can be an essential tool to growing a high-impact organisation, or a distraction.
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You Need To ‘Put On The Suit’ Yourself Before Delegating

It’s vital that you perform a role before you delegate it in your start-up. Here’s why.
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How You Can Avoid The ‘Facebook Effect’

Don’t let perceived realities – of your business or those of your competitors – derail your strategies.
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Why Adversity Is Actually The Best Thing For Your Business

There’s been a lot of talk about privilege lately: What is it? Who has it? Who doesn’t have it? I have a slightly different take on privilege and prefer to frame it as the privilege of adversity.
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You Should Be Focusing On Decreasing Your Risk And Increasing Your Opportunities

This is your primary job as an entrepreneur who wants to build a sustainable and successful start-up.
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Why Landing That Big Client Can Lead To Disaster

Sure, landing a big client can seem like a gift from the gods, but don’t get too excited. What seems like a great opportunity might actually be a ticking time bomb.
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Expand Your Business View By Stepping Into Your Competitor’s Shoes

How do your competitors see your strengths and weaknesses? The answers just might surprise you.
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The Single Most Important Skill You Need To Succeed

Running a successful business is all about getting customers, which means selling is the single most important skill to have as an entrepreneur.
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3 Myths Every Entrepreneur Should Banish Before They Even Cross Your Mind

Banish business myths from your mind and don’t fall victim to the perceived power differential.
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Do You Really Need That Money?

Money’s important, but not as important as you think? Stop fixating on funding and get your business model right first.
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Keep An Eye Out For Toxic Employees

Don’t let negative employees hamper your start-up’s growth. Your people should be a competitive advantage, not a disadvantage.
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Is Your Business A Black Flag Or A Red Flag?

Expanding your operation to new locations can be exciting, but what’s really driving the decision? Make sure it’s not ego.
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The Power Of The Reality Distortion Field

Steve Jobs’ ability to conjure up a Reality Distortion Field that made the impossible seem possible has become the stuff of business legend. But is there truly anything to the idea?
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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Fads come and go, and while they might sometimes offer tantalising business opportunities, it’s important to examine these trends critically.
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Why A Business Always Ends Up Looking Like Its Owner

Just as a dog looks like its owner, a business looks like its leader. Your character will create the culture of your company.
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Keeping It Simple

Are you struggling to convey your brilliant business ideas to others? Try simplifying your explanation to the point where a six-year-old would understand it.
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Why Opportunity Cost Needn’t Be A Problem

We’re all terribly busy, but we’re all also worried about opportunity costs. But does pursuing one opportunity necessarily mean that another opportunity is lost
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How Attitude and Outlook Affect your Success

Be prepared to lose and always double double-up. If you want to succeed, you need to play to win.
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