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January 28, 2013

The mountain of Lochnagar towers above Ballater, a small town on the edge of the Cairngorms with a very special butchers shop. Michael Sheridan began trading in 1963 from a small van and he soon had his own shop in Ballater. I was reminded of Sheridan’s when I bought some revolting sausages from a well [...]

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A Talented Entrepreneur Who Endured 9 Months of Stomach-Churning Worry

November 22, 2012

Simon’s integrity struck me the minute he opened his mouth. He’s hard working, enthusiastic and honest and his voice conveys these values. We had our first conversation on the phone and meeting him in person reinforced my initial impression. I watched him as he served a customer, although he didn’t notice, because his customer had [...]

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How a Bar of Soap and a Pillow Can Make Your Business Grow Faster

November 13, 2012

The British Cycling Team has some strange habits, but they help them to win more gold medals than anyone else. Their goal is to win gold by being faster than their competitors. Sometimes they win by the width of a tyre. Everything they do focuses on one simple question: Will this make the bike go [...]

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