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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.

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.

Are You the Next Vanilla Ice (aka a One-Hit-Wonder)?

When starting your business, make sure that your idea has legs. If not, you’ll quickly be forgotten. The business world has its fair share of one-hit wonders.

Why Even Your Business Process Has a Shelf Life

This is why it’s high time you adapt.

Be More Strategic Than Operational In Your Business

What percentage of your day do you spend operationally, and what percentage do you spend strategically?

To Survive Your Business Must Try New Things

If you want to survive, you have to keep trying new things – and you won’t always get them right.

Your Business Will Only Grow As Much As You Grow

Who would you need to be in order to run a business ten times your size?


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