Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up

Start up to stand up a good way of thinking about the process of getting a start up off the ground.

Today we talk to Ahmed who has created a start up global business network.

Start up to stand up talks about the ideas, the challenges and the process of helping start ups to succeed.

startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service.

A startup is usually a company such as a small business, a partnership or an organization designed to rapidly develop a scalable business model.

Startup companies can come in all forms and sizes.

Some of the critical tasks are to build a co-founder team to secure key skills, know-how, financial resources and other elements to conduct research on the target market.

Typically, a startup will begin by building a first minimum viable product (MVP), a prototype, to validate, assess and develop the new ideas or business concepts. In addition, startups founders do research to deepen their understanding of the ideas, technologies or business concepts and their commercial potential.

A Shareholders’ agreement (SHA) is often agreed early on to confirm the commitment, ownership and contributions of the founders and investors and to deal with the intellectual properties and assets that may be generated by the startup.

Business models for startups are generally found via a “bottom-up” or “top-down” approach.

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

What do you think is The single biggest reason why startups succeed ?

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed.

So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors.

He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.

Headhunter – Lucy

Headhunter – Lucy

Headhunter - Lucy

Headhunter – Lucy

Listen to Susan interviewing headhunter Lucy ; better known as a recruitment consultant in London.

Lucy gives some valuable interview tips and insights for job seekers during the interview.

On a daily basis you’d be talking to your clients and a number of people that you feel would be right for the role. Your work would involve negotiating fees and salaries between your client and the individual, and interviewing the top candidates.

As a headhunter you could work for various kinds of employment agency that deals with a wide range of office based and commercial jobs, or for a more specialised organisation. You’d be dealing with permanent or temporary work at all levels for many industry sectors.

Many start off working in an industry and then, once they’re familiar with it, become head hunters for that sector, seeking out talent using the contacts and knowledge they’ve acquired.

The work would be mainly desk-based, but travel would be needed frequently in the search for the best talent. Meeting with employers is also likely and so a driving licence would be needed for most jobs.

Although it is not always necessary to have a four-year degree, many employers strongly prefer candidates to have some degree in an applicable field, like labour relations, business administration, human resources, etc.

Employers also consider candidates who have non-business backgrounds, which is fairly typical of a position that requires a high degree of people interaction.

headhunter’s soft skills must be superb, as they constantly have to function in the middle of several parties who have a stake in the process.

The hirer and the hiree both need to be handled and satisfied in the process, or sometimes the headhunter does not receive commission or payment, or if employed internally, does not meet company goals.

They also have to have knowledge of and keep up on what are sometimes constantly changing federal, state and local regulations on human resource activity.

Their job is also to help reduce risk to their client/employer who is hiring employees, so a keen intelligence and an ability to accurately read people is more than important.

Headhunters must be extremely self-motivated and tenacious, not giving up easily in the face of opposition.

Many of them are very stubborn, and this stubbornness can serve them well in their career.

Becoming a headhunter, or recruiter, depends more on experience than anything else.

Seven things a headhunter won’t tell you.

Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier

Anesthesiologist Olivier

Listen to Olivier talking about his job as an anesthesiologist.

An anesthesiologist (American English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Terminology varies between different countries.

In the United States, the term anesthesiologist refers to a physician who has completed an accredited residency program in anesthesiology after medical school training, while the term anesthetist is used for nurse anesthesia providers who have undergone specialized training in administering anesthesia under the supervision of a physician.

By contrast, in the UK, most former Commonwealth countries and in Europe, the term anaesthetist refers only to physicians, who may be assisted by any of anaesthetic nurses, anaesthetic technicians, operating department practitioners or physician associates depending on local practice.

Anesthesiologists provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations, including preoperative evaluation, consultation with the surgical team, creation of a plan for the anesthesia tailored to each individual patient, airway management, intraoperative life support and provision of pain control, intraoperative diagnostic stabilisation, proper post-operative management of patients.

Outside the operating room, anesthesiologists spectrum of action includes with in-hospital and pre-hospital emergencies, intensive care units, acute pain units and chronic pain consultations.

Because anesthesiologists are physicians, in contrast to other anesthesia providers, they are able to utilize their extensive knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and diseases to guide their decision making.

Management decisions

Management decisions

Management decisions

Management decisions

A sketch from The Big Train comedy show, in which a boss is confronted by his staff on some sticky issues.

The boss tries to avoid the issues at all costs.

Animated  Podcast number 6: Why study for an MBA ?

Animated Podcast number 6: Why study for an MBA ?

So what’s an animated podcast ?

Good question !

It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.

This is Animated Podcast number 6 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging. 

In the sixth one, Why study for an MBA, you can hear students from China, India, France, Mexico, Taiwan and other countries explain what has motivated them to make a career change and study for an MBA in Aerospace. It’s a fascinating insight in the the motivations and challenges they face.

Who is it designed for ?

It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to hear many different accents and also learn a lot of  key words for workplace conversations.

It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.

Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts Youtube Channel  !

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