At 5'1, former optometrist Jeetly struggled to find work clothes to fit her petite frame. Last year, she launched Jeetly, a clothing brand for petite women that lets customers vote on which designs are manufactured. With no experience in the fashion industry, she has already sold products in 16 countries, secured retail partners in China and Russia and is in talks with John Lewis.
After a management buyout, car valet business MotorClean found private equity backing a double edged sword.
Whether that's a good thing is up to you, says author Steven van Bellegham.
Leadership from a distance requires a careful study of human nature, says L&D specialist Sudhakar Sampath.
Set up shop and they shall come? Not so fast, says private equity investor Chris Hurley.
Moving office? Restructuring? New IT system? Change needn't be painful if it's managed well.
Finding time, living fearlessly and leading at speed are on this month's boardroom reading list.