“Barking Mad with Neil Steggall”
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Neil Steggall is the senior partner of Investment Banking & Advisory Group – Wardour Capital Partners.
Hello and welcome to Barking Mad. What started out one rainy afternoon in July 2013 as an experiment and learning experience has become an enjoyable and fascinating journey.
Over the past year I have connected with thousands of people across the globe, my inbox now carries an interesting daily collection of comments, quips, ideas, suggestions and questions from students, interesting thinkers,CEO ‘s of organisations large and small, innovative mumpreneurs, business owners in trouble, those who are booming and the simply curious.
An important lesson I have learnt along the way is that everyone’s story is interesting and sharing information with others is immensely rewarding.
A great thirst for knowledge exists around the world and and blogging provides the opportunity to share what I have learnt and to learn from others.
Building the blog and writing articles has reminded me of the basics of management, of stories and experiences from my past, of the human side of business and of how hard it was to gain the skills, knowledge and experience I now take for granted.
The articles I write today are different from those I thought I’d be writing. I have learnt from my reader’s response to tailor for their interests.
I am astounded to find that our individual articles have an average global readership, including curated posts, tweets and re-tweets, LinkedIn, Facebook etc. of around 11,400 views.
As an example when the Barking Mad started I had around 450 LinkedIn connections and around 165 Twitter followers; today those numbers are 4,417 and 10,968 respectively (19 April 2014). Not stratospheric but certainly beyond my expectations and presumably driven by this very blog!
Business can be tough and brutal, effectively it is a complex play based upon cash and assets. It can bring out the worst in people (I have been on both sides of this equation and made a lot of mistakes) but many business people strive to rise above the personal to make an ethical contribution to their communities, and I know from emails and comments that they are amongst my regular readers.
Why “Barking Mad”? Well two reasons. Firstly, so much of what takes place in business and politics today literally leaves me barking mad! Secondly, and more importantly, my loyal friend Badger (who has no idea he is a dog) always sits at the desk with me when I write from home! He liked the title.
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