Paul is a graduate of Harvard University, a career professional entrepreneur, a former Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD (the Financial Times #1 business school in the world), and co-founder, with his wife Natasha, of the business consulting practice Mātanga Hāpai in New Zealand.
At INSEAD, he won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching multiple times. He has taught in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. Since 2009 he has taught INSEAD’s popular course Your First Hundred Days, which is a real-time role-play crisis leader- ship simulation on how to acquire and turnaround a failing company. Among other successful original courses based on frameworks in this book, Paul created INSEAD’s very popular Startup Bootcamp (based on his Startup framework) and has taught it in 24 countries around the world.
Before joining INSEAD, Paul held roles in companies ranging from technical support to CEO. In addition to various roles in small companies, his big company experience was as a Technology Evangelist at Apple, and Director of New Business Development and Strategic Planning at NEC.
Paul has helped people at all education and experience levels successfully create companies, and build successful new initiatives inside organizations, across various industries around the world. One of Paul’s key drivers is helping people work toward their potential in business and in life.
He is an educator, trainer, coach, consultant, and a frequent public speaker. He is an Anchor Mentor for Google’s Accelerators worldwide.
He is married with three children. After living in the USA, Ireland, France, Thailand, and Singapore, Paul now resides in the countryside of New Zealand with his wife and youngest son.
Paul is a Muay Thai enthusiast. He loves languages, he is studying te reo Māori, and is fluent in Thai.
Survive & Thrive: Entrepreneurship Frameworks That Work
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Survive & Thrive is designed for entrepreneurs, and hopeful entrepreneurs, of all ages, education levels, and backgrounds.
The frameworks in this book have been used successfully in coaching and training individuals and groups in high schools, business schools, governments, and companies of all sizes across industries around the world. The frameworks have also been used successfully by individuals on their own at home. This book will shine a light onto various entrepreneurial paths, helping you see a way forward, so that you can:
- Create a Startup (page 37)
- Build around Science & Technology (page 77)
- Plan Software (page 113)
- Launch inside Corporate, Family Business, School, and Government (page 147)
- Explore Acquisitions (page 185)
- Puzzle through Turnarounds (page 227)
- Lead during a Crisis (page 255)
- Evaluate your Career (page 271)
- Shift into a Lifestyle career (page 295)
- Positively impact people and the planet with a Social Venture (page 315)
- Lead Volunteers (page 351)
- Strategize Sales (page 361)
- Document your ideas for Technology (page 385)
Use these frameworks as power tools to help you do more than survive... learn to thrive!