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Allon Raiz

Allon Raiz
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.

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.

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.

The Art Of Being Patiently Urgent

Urgency can be an essential tool to growing a high-impact organisation, or a distraction.

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.

How You Can Avoid The ‘Facebook Effect’

Don’t let perceived realities – of your business or those of your competitors – derail your strategies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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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