Archive for the ‘_General’ Category

Rotary Training Today

8th March 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

What a great event with the club Presidents for next year, superb open discussion on communication and using current social media. So often we assume that the silver surfers are behind the times, when in fact they are setting the trend in a lot of cases, Rotary is one of the worlds largest ‘voluntary community […]

Entrepreneurial Spark and bootcamp

21st February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

As one of the projects under Martin and I pitched ‘MyRentals’ to the business mentors at Entrepreneurial Spark in Glasgow, we had hoped to gain a place in the hatchery for 6 months to help us consolidate ‘MyRentals’. As chicklets we would be given guidance and support to build the business. Imagine our surprise […]

Business L.I.F.E.

10th February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

As a single person participating in setting up and running a business, it became obvious in the past few days that some sort of fail-safe system has to be in place to support you should circumstances affect your business LIFE. Locate, a strong link with either a family member or close friend, who will be […]

Understand; Unexplored; Underestimate; Unique

6th February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

Gosh, what a few days it has been, the Rotary Scottish School Athletics event ‘over-ran’, to top it all I caught some sort of bug and had a real bad fever, I hope I am on top of it. To continue the vowel alliteration in we are on the final one, as indicated above: […]

Observe; Obtain; Opportunity; Outstanding

5th February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

What another tremendous day, very busy with Rotary duties as we sponsor the Scottish Schools Indoor Athletics Championships and promote all the great work that Rotary does around the world for young folk. The blog post in will continue to promote support materials for taking ideas to market. To do this we will strive […]

Investigate; Insight; Invest; Inspire

3rd February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

A couple of people have mentioned some of my blog posts in in particular the ‘vowel’ alliteration. I informed them that I planned to go through the alphabet and they suggested that I use the vowels first. So to them, thank you… I regularly look at the ideas in the projects that are being […]

Assess; Adapt; Advance; Achieve

2nd February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

Yet another superb day, very busy preparing for events coming up in the next few weeks. I also had an opportunity to look at the various projects being developed in all at different stages of development. Assess, each task that presents itself before you, taking care to consider all the possible options you can […]

Collaboration mindset

1st February 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

My last post indicated how my mindset was transforming, from and education mindset to a business mindset. I then realised that I had taken an engineering mindset into education and merged both, to some great success. Having looked at the various projects in the ability to merge education; engineering and business mindsets has quite […]

Business mindset

31st January 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

Although I retired early to look after my parents, I had so much time to think while being busy at home. That thinking time was full of so much creativity, the type that I had encouraged my young engineers to follow. I realised that I had an education mindset, not a business mindset – my […]


30th January 2015 by JimmyMBE No Comments

To whom it may concern… Actually, to whom I may be accountable – in business; in personal life; in voluntary duties. There are different levels of accountability, in business there are staff; creditors; customers; clients; official bodies; professional associations; etc… As I thought about this area, I realised that we are all accountable in so […]