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Tom Laing Dec 2004


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What does LED stand for?
  • Local Economic Development- large capital projects
  • Local Enterprise Development - working the multiplier effect
  • Local Employment Development - job creation (sustainable)

The Relationships - the empowerment model
Capital($) - organisation - information
skills (how to) - networks - Productive assets (to gain $)

AEIOU over M
Administation - financial and legal
Entrepreneurial Activities - sales and marketing
Integration - planning
Operations - staffing, plant, equipment
Understanding - context STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, Political)
Management - five M's

Directed Creativity

de Bono's Six Thinking Hats
White Hat - With this thinking hat you focus on the data available
Red hat - 'Wearing' the red hat, you look at problems using intuition, gut reaction, and emotion.
Black hat - Using black hat thinking, look at all the bad points of the decision.
Yellow Hat - The yellow hat helps you to think positively.
Green hat - The Green Hat stands for creativity. This is where you can develop creative solutions to a problem.
Blue Hat - The Blue Hat stands for process control. This is the hat worn by people chairing meetings.

Mintzberg - Self (the Reflective Mindset)
Mintzberg - Relationships (the Collaborative Mindset)
Mintzberg - Context (the Worldly Mindset)
Mintzberg - Organisation (the Analytic Mindset)
Mintzberg - Change (the Action Mindset)

Self - Personal Development

Context - Economics and Policy

Relationiships- Entrepreneurship
Young Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Web Marketing

Organisation - e_business

Action- Entrepreneur Directory
Entrepreneur Chronicles

Resources - Ebooks and courses
Discussion Forums

Betta4u Business
Home Based Business
Business Support Services
which are Betta4u

Tom's Blog site
-have yet to do something with this, but feel it is coming.

Tom is now a mentor with Business in the Community

Clusters another term for Networking but in a cooperative sense

For the old pictures CLICK HERE

Strategic Questioning

Mindtools Six Thinking hats
Zero Million Entrepreneurship