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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 28

Norman Frankel (iCyber-Security)

Fireside Chat

Norman is a business leader with a track record of driving businesses from start up through funding to flotation. Normans focus is to build a multi divisional cyber security business including professional services, managed services, training, and product development and to steer the business through to exit.

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Thursday, January 25

Jon Wright (Innocent Drinks & Jam Jar Investments)

Fireside Chat

Jon Wright is the co-founder of innocent drinks, the juice company he started with 2 friends from a market stall in 1999 and now the biggest juice brand in Europe, and Jam Jar Investments, a venture capital firm that invests in UK start-ups including Deliveroo, Graze.com and Babylon Health.

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Past Events

Suzie Walker (The Primal Pantry)

Suzie Walker (The Primal Pantry)

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

#ThamesValley Startup Community Summer Party

Jacqueline de Rojas (techUK)

Jacqueline de Rojas (techUK)

Mike Hockey (Roc Technologies)

Mike Hockey (Roc Technologies)

Yasmina Siadatan (Mya Lacarte)

Yasmina Siadatan (Mya Lacarte)

Jordan Fantaay (Fantoo)

Jordan Fantaay (Fantoo)

Nick Coleman & Udhi Silva (Medical Supermarket)

Nick Coleman & Udhi Silva (Medical Supermarket)

Dan Winchester (Free Dating)

Dan Winchester (Free Dating)

Sarah Giblin (Riut)

Sarah Giblin (Riut)

Peter Kemp (PeaQuai Advisory)

Peter Kemp (PeaQuai Advisory)

Geoff Roberts (Democrata)

Geoff Roberts (Democrata)

Benjamin Ellis (Redcatco & SocialOptic)

Benjamin Ellis (Redcatco & SocialOptic)

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If you search “best startup books” on Google, just like almost every other time when you are unsure of something, you are sure to get the following titles. Yes, reading is fun but if you are a founder of an early-stage startup, you should really avoid reading them.
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Being a business leader means making a concerted effort to positively run your life, and do whatever it takes to be the best leader possible. There are a number of ways that any potential leader can start crafting themselves, but one of the best strategies is by starting to read as much as possible. There is no shortage of relevant and beneficial material. From learning how to work with others to understanding motivation and trust, leadership is a fluid evolution requiring constant adjustment. Here are six books which help with this leadership transformation.
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