An entrepreneurial mindset in construction

PBC Today | April 28, 2020

Ryan Dempsey, founder and chief executive of The Compliance Workbook, shares his entrepreneurial mindset journey. When I was sat at home, looking at hundreds of compliance documents which would eventually require my signature to confirm the correctness, I couldn’t help but think there has to be a better solution.

I mean, we recently shot a satellite from Earth which travelled for years to land on a comet travelling at thousands of miles an hour. Yet here I was looking at similar documents over and over again to confirm the data was correct and that there was no risk to the client I was passing these documents to.

I believe these are the moments that trigger the so-called Entrepreneurial Mindset Shift. Seeing an opportunity and then looking realistically at how you can develop it is one of the first steps in true innovation. I just couldn’t help but think a solution to free up my time was so justified and logical that I had to do something about it.

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By using 64-bit processing power is distributed via eight main network, making the performance of the Samsung GALAXY S6 edge not only ordinary but extraordinary. With a thickness of only 14 nanometers and with more power, able to regulate battery work function more effectively.

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