You wouldn’t pop the big question on the first date.
Or with a ring that doesn’t quite fit.
So be nice.
Talk to them simply, powerfully and flawlessly in the language they choose to speak.
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TARGETED (DO THIS NOW!) INITIATIVES
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EXPERIENCE FROM THE CORPORATE TOP FLOOR
We’ve done communications and content from the management suite of a publicy listed multi-billion dollar corporation
AND WE’VE GOT A START-UP ON THE SIDE
We understand the entrepreneur’s journey because we’re on it too, and that informs so much of how we do our work
Don’t wait until it’s all built to make a splash
It was a hard lesson.
By the time the pre-lean IT manager had written his 140-page blueprint of our platform, the market had moved on.
The key advocate went and built his own app.
So when I got another chance, I made sure we didn’t repeat the same mistake.
So what did we do differently?
We dared to book a fabulous venue and get close to the market.
We got under the market’s skin to find our competitor’s weak spot.
Instead of pulling wool over our their eyes, we made our message simple and powerful.
Then we began to spread an idea from Hanoi to Vancouver: “There is another way”.
And they came.
The world’s largest trader.
The world’s largest consumer.
The world’s largest producer.
Gradually they joined our new electronic marketplace.
The book Zero to One by Peter Thiel explains how going from nothing to just one is the biggest step of all.
For our team, it was 0 to $750 million in benchmarked commodity trades on our brand new online platform.
PS. That’s Ossian. He’s ace.
To make something happen
keep the happenings coming
Every event, happening and launch is a pulse of communication aimed squarely at your market. It’s the journey that gets you to the destination. Here’s a few examples of ways we’ve helped spread the word
Thanks for some kind comments from colleagues or customers. I provide more of these when you book a call.
Tim and I worked together as OPIS came on board with IHSMarkit. He’s a great collaborator and is open to looking at varied ideas on how to create growth and opportunity. He encourages creative thinking, is quick to recognise success and motivates all around him. His positive attitude is infectious as he see’s opportunities in challenges – a real pleasure to work with!
It’s hard to overstate the influence Tim Wright has had on me personally and professionally. Tim is that rare breed: quick with a laugh in the long hours, unquestioning in his devotion to his teams, and constantly executing on the highest level. Tim Wright is proof that growth as an organizer is synonymous with growth as a human being.
Survival Value Ventures
“Genuine expert and passionate about his work” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Tim.
I had the pleasure of working with Tim for over two years at IHS Markit, collaborating on several projects to bring new business and increase the company’s revenue.
I was impressed by Tim’s ability to deal with even the toughest clients – effortlessly. That skill seemed to come perfectly naturally to him.
No matter how tense a meeting, Tim made sure everyone left with a smile.
A few talking points
Being a pub singer, swimrunning, downs syndrome, interviewing Tony Blair, a gazillion experiments with habits… that’s a few things we can chat about when we speak. And here’s a few from my work in commercial communications
HOW TO HANDLE A BLANK CHEQUE
Sanjay Khosla of Kraft Foods came to talk at our kick-off about breakthrough results, and afterwards I was handed a “Blank Cheque” by our CEO. It’s an amazing process and reveals the hidden ceiling people place on potential results
LEARNING TO HIRE
It’s great to find good people and let them flourish. As anyone knows who has recruited, when hiring you really get to live with and learn from your mistakes. I’ve learned a few good don’ts, like don’t start interviewing until there’s a decent shortlist.
HOLDING A MARKET CLOSE
With high value prospects and a long sales cycle, sales work requires small, frequent reasons to speak. Events are ideal. A tall ship I chartered, got the key client onboard, generated 11 hours (11!) of face time and we closed the deal
Smart leaders trust. And that’s where integrity comes in. If I can’t trust myself to keep my word, then my pocket’s empty. There’s no trust to share around. Our reports watch like a hawk to see whether our fine words turn into promises kept
I live in the shipping and wind power maintenance community of Donsö in Sweden.
Our offices are in the Inom Vallgraven district of central Gothenburg