I was pleasantly surprised to receive an e-mail from Accountingdegree.com informing me my blog had found its way into a feature on blogs for business students.

Whether you’re working on your MBA or just starting out as an undergraduate business student, you can augment your education with a little help from the web. These blogs will give you a window into the world of a CEO so you can see what they do, how they do it and just what goes on inside upper management in a company so you can learn more without spending a dime.

View the full article here: 25 CEO Belogs every Business Student Should Read

The feature has made me realise that the purpose of Adam Arnold – The Smarter CEO isn’t clear. AccountingDegree.com say that you can “use this blog to learn how to use the web more effectively to run a business” which is partly true, but it isn’t really why I started the blog in the first place.

My blog is intended to be a diary of events from 2005, when I incorporated the Smarter Group of companies and, more importantly, began trading via Smarter Housing Limited. The entries are a first hand account of my ventures in the world of business and, whether I succeed or fail, I hope my experiences will assist others in their own efforts.

Update: November 2012 – I have now seen my first failure in the world of business. With my judgement impaired by a tricky divorce and child contact dispute (me wanting to see more of my son), I made some bad decisions towards the latter end of 2008. These were not rectified and in July 2010, Smarter Housing ceased trading.

As promised, I have tried to share some of the lessons learned along the way, such as the importance of carrying out due diligence.  I shall continue to do so in the months and years to come.

Published by Adam Arnold

Adam Arnold is a 20(ish), father & founder of the Smarter Group; a member of CTVF500; Entrepreneur in Residence @ Wolves Uni; SPEED+ Mentor & an #sbs winner.

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