Alan Manly

Alan Manly

Alan Manly is the CEO of Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS) and author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. Alan is a published author, company director and entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience in the technology and education industries. He has twenty years of experience as a Company Director with private, public and NFP companies.


Alan Manly is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow him on LinkedIn.
Alan Manly
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Redundancies an ineffective means of responding to a crisis

We saw them in 2020 in response to COVID-19; we saw them during the GFC; just as we’ve seen them in every major economic downturn before them: mass redundancies. But at what cost? Major listed companies reveal multimillion-dollar “one-off costs” every time they announce a round of redundancies. However, that...
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How To Develop An Entrepreneurial Mindset

Individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset are often drawn to business opportunities involving new ideas and the converting those ideas into a business to capitalise on their cleverness. If you are drawn to one or more of these ideas then you potentially have an entrepreneurial mindset. Such a mindset is not only an asset but a skill. The good...
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How I mastered my elevator pitch

Everybody in business has a pitch. The goal is to deliver your pitch in the time taken for an average elevator ride being about thirty seconds. Whilst many pitches are refined by trial and error over time and serve their purpose well enough, in typical entrepreneurial fashion I have my...
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