Okay, so full disclosure — it’s an information product, not a product product. But I am still pretty excited and I wanted to share the news about this.

I’ve previously built several information products and published these as training courses on platforms like Skillshare and SkillSucess and the next course was in the planning pipeline, building out a course on business change management. Why business change management? Well, I passionately believe that in order to change organisations, individuals need to change first. …


Forging a career can be a challenge, more so if it is a career as a professional sportsperson. In a recent podcast episode, I interviewed Tom Rees, ex England and London Wasps rugby player and he spoke both about how he started his professional sports career and also the lessons he learnt that could be applied to his new career as a medical doctor.

Tom speaks about how several steps, starting with playing club and school rugby, snowballed and led to him being offered a contract as a professional rugby player at (then) London Wasps. …


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Now I don’t mean problems like poverty, hunger, and disease. I mean problems to which software is a solution. There used to be a meme which was along the lines of “there is an app for that”. Today it seems that is the case.

Take a moment to sit back and think of a unique software solution to solve a problem. Thought of anything? I thought not. A while back, while begrudgingly paying an exorbitant parking fee at my local train station, I thought about how I could solve this. Then it came to me — Airbnb for people’s driveways…


After being inspired by people like Pat Flynn, I’d been wanting to start a podcast for a while. I had been giving some serious thought as to the topic and eventually decided on a careers themed podcast. Specifically helping people build transferable skills that can help them remain employable for life.

I had previously assumed, incorrectly, that I would need to upload my podcast episodes to platforms like Apple, Google, and Spotify directly. I soon learned that I would need a podcast host set about on my search for a suitable platform. I narrowed my choices down to three: Audioboom


There can be no doubt that the COVID pandemic has changed things forever. It seems that no other event in recent history has provided us with an opportunity to significantly review how we work.

Many organisations baulked at the idea of allowing staff to work from home for any significant period. Now there is no choice. Many of us have been doing this for the last few months. We are now seeing the easing of restrictions and the beginning of the journey back to normality. But what does normal look like? I think it certainly involves working from home more…


With these bootstrap tools, starting a business has never been easier. Many tools that are required to run a business used to be prohibitively expensive, making the barrier to entry very high. Whether it was office space, ERP software, or IT infrastructure — these costs all added up and could seriously damage the bottom line of a start-up or small business. Or, in extreme cases, preventing a business from starting up. Just think domain costs and e-commerce software. Thankfully, things have changed. …


Say the word “sales” and people react in one of two ways. They either love it, or the concept fills them with dread! Some people choose sales as a career path and some don’t. But then others find themselves needing sales skills to grow in their current roles, or when taking on a new role. I was recently talking to a friend who had moved from a government role, into a contracting role. He mentioned that sales skills were something that he was sorely lacking but knew were important. How was he to sell himself into contracts? …


In a recent podcast interview my guest, Doug McGeachie, recommended several books that he found particularly inspiring and that helped him develop the skills that have made him so successful. As usual, I shared the key books in the podcast notes. After the interview, Doug kindly shared his larger reading list with me. This article contains all the books that he recommends reading. So here we go!

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. This is an all-time classic and I have read it several times. In summary, the seven habits are: Be proactive, Begin with the…


Okay, so let me come clean. I used to have some coding skills, but the last time I cut any code in anger was in the early 2000s. In university, we learnt (Turbo) Pascal which then grew into Borland Delphi. I also dabbled in Visual Basic 6, but only because a client wanted a custom solution that they could modify themselves.

Somehow, I missed software development moving from client/server applications to web-based solutions. I’ve always thought I had missed something, so over the last few years, I have had a few attempts to teach myself things like Java (it was…


I’ve touched on the concept of developing a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) before, when I wrote about how everyone is a consultant even when they think they are not. Developing your USP is part of developing your personal brand and this article will focus on defining your USP.

Whether you are selling your organisation’s services or your own, you must stand out. …

Günter Richter

I help organisations and individuals improve their performance through business, technology, and personal change. Founder of The Agile Career Podcast.

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