About Surviving

Surviving is a free publication about navigating business, innovation and life. It is published by Letts Group and edited by Philip Letts - supported by some amazing analysts and researchers at the Surviving thinktank.

Why Surviving?

Navigating business and life is hard. Carving out a niche and thinking about success in a world that is constantly changing takes a lot more than luck. I’ve been lucky enough to have been taught, throughout my career, by some extraordinary leaders. They made all the difference.

I am regularly asked to mentor and support others. We thought that we could do this best through a weekly publication that gets delivered direct to your inbox. Designed to help you think about business and life in a different way. A chance to stay one step ahead of the competition and to help frame what is going on around us and what it might mean.

About Philip Letts

I was born into the eponymous Letts Diary family. You know, the guys who invented the world’s first commercial diary in 1812. But I was determined to carve my own path. I got to build a string of amazing companies. Some small and some big. Some public, some private. Some were in Silicon Valley and some in New York. Most from the UK. They had a common thread. They were all ground breaking in their own way. Some ahead of their time. Most were international.

I launched one of the first publisher, paywall operated websites back in 1994. I built the first widely available web currency and I ran a digital, global trading network. I helped build one of the first smartphone interface platforms. You know, the iPhone before the iPhone. I took an online creative services network public.

I have always found time to write articles and books while running businesses. I have been writing about business, innovation and life for over a decade. I guess it helps me think, research and analyse the world around me. A few years ago I published the Size Zero concept as a radical new way for businesses to structure themselves for tomorrow. I also helped develop an innovation methodology called Innov@te, which powers Letts Group. Today I am the Chairman of Letts Group.

Letts Group

The Letts family invented the diary 200 years ago. Today Letts Group is a branded incubator group focused on media, the environment and the arts.

We operate a small thinktank, called Surviving (funny that), which helps us to look around corners and predict new trends. It helps the business stay on track. It also helps us to produce this weekly publication.

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