Fortune favours the bold at the Business Stream/Glasgow Chamber of Commerce #BeBolder event at CitizenM, Glasgow.
We like to think we’re pretty bold (brave even) so when we were invited to the #BeBolder event to launch Business Stream’s ‘Fortune Favours the Bold’ white paper, we couldn’t wait to pop along. Apart from the fact there was a spread of bacon butties and croissants to tuck into, we were really interested in hearing from the speakers, including Johanna Dow from Business Stream, Rob Woodward from STV and this guy called Andrew Dobbie who founded a creative agency called Made-something (oh wait, that’s us!) The paper is a detailed insight into why being bold in business works; why the likes of Apple, or Virgin or Dyson – at the end of the day – provide the same thing as others in their field, but are ahead leaps and bounds when it comes to success. Based on their research, Business Stream found that bold organisations are:
- Much more flexible in their attitude to change
- More likely to consider themselves to be energetic in their approach to all aspects of their business
- Believe they are more fast paced in decision making and in the implementation of initiatives
- Consider themselves to be less traditional in their outlook
What was clear from all three speakers, is that boldness has no boundaries – you don’t have to be in a certain sector to think outside the box. Being bold means different things for different businesses, but the one thing they have in common is that they decide to do things differently from everyone else.
Andrews 3rd bold move – taking @MadeBrave office out of the city centre to be the first tenant in The Albus #bebolder pic.twitter.com/vUQPy9496O
— Business Stream (@Business_Stream) May 21, 2015
@dobbieandrew @MadeBrave great to meet you! Awesome talk and great advice on how to #BeBolder pic.twitter.com/c9zBaf2pyE — Doro Weber (@doro_weber) May 21, 2015
@MadeBrave @BusinessStream @citizenM Really enjoyed the event. Andrew you were fantastic!
— Fiona Todd (@fionasearchrec) May 21, 2015
Good @GlaChamberEvent about being bold in business today. Interesting to hear Andrew’s story about @MadeBrave #BeBold pic.twitter.com/9JAlnRqLfd
— David Macfarlane (@_David_Mac_) May 21, 2015
Inspired by Andrew from @MadeBrave (note to self – don’t be a ‘Negative Norman’ be a ‘Positive Patrick’? #BeBolder
— Holligan (@RAHolligan) May 21, 2015
If you want to get your hands on the Fortune Favours the Bold white paper, you have to first complete a challenge. It’s nothing to worry about, no Hunger Games-esque fight to the end, in fact it’s not a challenge at all. All you need to do is answer a few questions to see where your business sits on the boldness barometer – we came out as strong and brave (fancy that!)
Thank you to Business Stream and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for having us (and for the croissants).