How to start your own business and become a squillionaire

How to start your own business and become a squillionaire

So – you’ve got a good idea have you? That all day bank holiday drinking session at The Dog and Duck wasn’t a total waste of money after all it would seem. You and your mates may have put away enough booze to drown a blue whale, but unlike your bank account, you haven’t come…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Struggling to get drunk

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Struggling to get drunk

Dear Darcus, As we come up to the Chrsitmas period, I now have a lot of client lunches booked in the diary, but have noticed how difficult it is becoming for me to get sufficiently drunk during the meal. I’ve tried everything. I will even drink a few cans of lager before getting to the…

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not create the most valuable company ever?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not create the most valuable company ever?

We’ve finally found out what UNEMPLOYED stands for! All along we thought it was just some word that referred to someone that is without a paid job but available to work, but in reality it means: Ultra Naughty Employee Made Penny Less Over Young Eyecandy Dalliance. Now that we have this cleared up, we need…

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How to become famous if you ever appear on a business themed reality TV show

How to become famous if you ever appear on a business themed reality TV show

Reality TV is big business these days – not just for the TV stations that have been consistently lowering the tone of popular entertainment for the last 15 years or so, but also for the contestants. Jade Goody (RIP) was arguably the first bona fide superstar to emerge from the reality TV universe and more…

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Tim Paterson sells software to Microsoft for $75k that goes on to generate billions

Tim Paterson sells software to Microsoft for $75k that goes on to generate billions

When IBM approached Microsoft seeking a 16-bit operating system, the company had to scrape around to put one together. Rather than writing a new one from scratch, they made overtures to Tim Paterson’s Seattle Computer Products for its existing 86-DOS (aka QDOS) system. Microsoft bought a non-exclusive license for $25,000. The following year it paid…

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Decca Records turn down The Beatles who go on to become the greatest band in history

Decca Records turn down The Beatles who go on to become the greatest band in history

  The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records on New Year’s Day back in 1962. It was a fateful day for a certain Dick Rowe who was the then head of A&R at the record company. His insistence that The Beatles had no future in the entertainment industry sealed his unenviable reputation forever as the man…

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Business talk is off the menu at Trump family dinners

Business talk is off the menu at Trump family dinners

  Business talk will be banned at Trump family dinners in a bid to avoid any conflict of interest now that Donald Jr and Eric have taken control of the President’s commercial interests.   Mr Trump is hoping that by simply not talking about business with any of his sons, he will be compliant with…

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The Top 10 business blunders of 2016

The Top 10 business blunders of 2016

  So how was your year? Did you achieve everything in 2016 that you said you would at the end of 2015? Or is this year best forgotten as yet another kink in an increasingly erratic life curve of mistakes, error and rampant misfortune?   If the latter is true, just remember that you are…

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