Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Attitudes, knowledge and skills to start, manage and develop a business. Small business development strategies. Reasons for business failure.

ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මාන ලත් ඇන්ස්ලම් පෙරේරා

AWARD WINNERS: An interview with Mlesna Tea’s Anslem Perera first published in Athwela Business Journal in June 1999. Continue reading

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Self-Leadership and ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’

Content Self-leadership process and the ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ Emotional self-leadership and authenticity Educational, physical, health, stress, and coping benefits of self-leadership Self-leadership competences in leadership development, recruitment, and work performance Self-leadership process and the ‘Seven Habits of … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your X, Y & Z?

I am not talking about the alphabet here. The X, Y & Z  relate to your assumptions and attitudes about people. These things matter to you whether you are a housewife trying to manage a domestic, a small business operator … Continue reading

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Who Loves SMEs?

NOTE: This is an article I wrote in 2003 while I was in the midst of Sri Lanka’s SME scene as an SME and the Managing Editor of Athwela Business Journal, the Sinhala magazine for small and medium enterprises and … Continue reading

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Taking The Long View

When an entrepreneur starts a business, he nurses so many dreams. Only, if you look into the lives of entrepreneurs, you would realize that many of them did not even dream of getting where they are today. Of course, they … Continue reading

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If I Were to Start My Own Business

If I were to start a business, what business would I choose? This is something I ask myself all the time. I decided to write this article because so many people ask me what I feel they should do as … Continue reading

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යුගයේ නිර්මාණශීලී බැංකුකරු දේශමාන්‍ය නෙවිල් උබයසේන ජයවර්ධන

  අත්වැල ව්‍යාපාරික සඟරාව මංගල කලාපය 1998 ජූනි – යුග පුරුෂයෝ සෑම යුගයකම ඉතිහාසය එම යුගයේ කාර්ය සාධනයට මුල්වූ පුද්ගලයින්ගේ ඉතිහාසයයි. වර්තමාන ඉතිහාසය දෙස බලන විට දිගු කාලයක් තුළ ලාංකික ව්‍යාපාරික ක්‍රියාවලියේ වැදගත් පුරුකක් ලෙස වැජඹුණු පුද්ගලයින් ගැන ලිවීම සඳහාය “යුග පුරුෂයෝ” … Continue reading

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Learn the Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

I finished the fifth and last book on February’s reading list when I completed Daniel Coyle’s, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. If building culture is on your radar, put this book on your list. Favorite quotes: … Continue reading

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To grow or not to grow: Choice for small businesses

To some, this question may seem strange. To many, the need to change will seem inevitable. They will argue that growth is inevitable if the small business were to flourish; that unless you grow, at least at the rate of … Continue reading

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What is the secret sauce to…

This is a question we hear often. What is the secret sauce to (fill in the blanks) #success #getting rich #lasting love #relationships #romance #money management #leadership #publicspeaking I can go on and on about the things people seek #secretsauce to. … Continue reading

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