Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On Being a Tycoon

Someone recently asked me why after 17 years I am still in solo practice as an independent consultant and advisor. Well, here are some words from a book by Dr James Chan (2000) that I often refer to when I ask myself the same question...
Spare room tycoons are people who turn their personal passions into entrepreneurial businesses. Their main payoff comes in personal satisfaction, in autonomy, in deliverance from office politics, in the freedom to make their own mistakes instead of being forced to execute the misjudgments of others.
I love being a tycoon, albeit from a spare room...

Dr James Chan

Source: Chan, J (2000), Spare Room Tycoon: Succeeding Independently. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

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