As I commented last night on twitter – awesome would not be a normal part of my vocabulary. Listening to Sean Gallagher of Smarthomes and Dragons Den last night as part of Enterprise Innovation Week (#eiweek) in Sligo IT – the word entered my vocabulary for the first time.
He gave an awesome and fascinating insight into mindset of the entrepeneur. Awesome because he’s a skillful communicator and was able to guide the audience through the practical and possibly more esoteric elements of safeguarding and God Forbid – growing a business in a downturn.
The fascinating bit was the back story – and the roles and jobs he held including farmer, community worker, political advisor and County Enterprise Board Advisor.
I thought the way that he answered the question from the audience of what business books he read was particulary interesting – he started the sentence by saying “learning from books” not “reading books”.
That was something that he mentioned a few times in different ways – learning from others and the importance of being in an ecosystem where you can learn and progress.
Let’s hope we see Sean in the North West again soon.