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Daniel Hansen

The importance of originality in business, and how it leads to success

As human beings, we set great store in the idea of originality. We enjoy it when we see it in sport – the footballer who plays an unthinkable pass, or the chess player who makes a move that no one else would see. These people are the norm breakers – the ones who disrupt traditional ways of doing things, and who show everyone else that there are many different ways…

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Daniel Hansen

What is leveraged finance? – Daniel Hansen explains

Back in November last year, OMNIA was invited to attend the Global Capital Leveraged Finance Conference in London. It was a great event – one that attracted issuers, investors and financial intermediaries from across the sector – and it was a chance to share best practice and network with some very talented and interesting people. The event was particularly interesting for me because the keynote speaker – Patrick Amis, Director…

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Daniel Hansen

How AI, VR and AR are creating the entertainment industry of tomorrow

Here’s a prediction for you: good stories will never stop being important. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, as it becomes more and more clear that the entertainment industry is going through yet another period of dramatic change. The new medium The transformation this time – driven, as always it seems in our modern world, by radically new technology – is from creating experiences that are simply watched,…

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Daniel Hansen

5 habits of highly creative minds

I’m often asked about creativity, and my approach to nurturing it in the organisation I run. I guess it’s largely down to the approach that OMNIA takes as a business – in any given situation, we are constantly looking at how we can contribute to it creatively. When we speak to someone who wants to work with us, or who needs our help to solve a particular problem, our approach…

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Daniel Hansen

Conscious investing

Whether it’s through supporting investment products that further a particular social or environmental cause, or by simply by taking a more responsible approach to the businesses I back, I’m a firm believer that where I put my money matters. And I’m not alone – conscious investing is big business today. Many prospective investors – particularly younger ones, including so-called ‘millennials’ – are keen to understand more about how their money…

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Daniel Hansen

Straight talking networking for success

I’ll admit it: I only know one way to do business – to take the personal approach. I’ve always talked about how I think the only way to be truly successful is to deal with people, not companies, and that still stands. It’s a way of working that has led me into a huge number of fascinating business relationships – some fruitful, some not so, but all have been a…

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Daniel Hansen Hollywood
Daniel Hansen

Discovering Hollywood

You don’t need me to tell you that there is something truly magical about Hollywood – it’s a place where dreams are made – and often broken – very quickly. And of course this is one of the things that I love about the place – the entertainment industry suits my fast-paced way of working, as ideas are pitched and rejected, relationships start and blossom, and ideas flourish in an…

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