Founding one’s own business. That’s a totally insurmountable thing that most people talk about but never do – like climbing Kilimanjaro, learning how to crochet, or tidying the box room. Right?
How can we tackle the systemic failures in education that our graduates must do battle with today? I was fortunate to have the chance to address this topic as a panelist in the session I moderated on Tuesday on the topic of Reshaping Education, at this year’s Davos, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
If you’re hot for Davos 2014, or if you have literally no idea what Davos is but you like finding out interesting things from interesting people on social media, these are the folks for you.
It’s that time of year again. The annual conference of the World Economic Forum, affectionately known as Davos 2014, is descending for the 44th time on a ridiculously picturesque village in Switzerland. And with it will descend movers and shakers from all over the world – including more than 30 heads of state, 1,500 captains of industry and academic leaders, and Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey (we’re not jealous. Nope, not us *seethe*).
Zeroing in on the right talent for your company can be a bit of a headache, but if you hit the bullseye, the results are alchemy. Here, we furnish you with all you need to know about pimping out your company as The Irrefutable Place To Be – whenever and wherever you cast your net.
Sure, we like free stuff. But from a business point of view, where’s the tangible benefit in mass giveaways? A little lesson in how marketing is changing, from the people who know best: people who love burritos.
You might be mildly annoyed by the title of this article. You could be gnashing your teeth with indignation, because top entrepreneurs tend to go against the grain by default. You’d be right: nobody ever worked their way to the pinnacle of a multi-million pound empire (or into one of these lists) by going with the grain, hacking away at the same tired old bit of wood as a thousand others and never seeing the wood for the trees. Continue reading Top Entrepreneurs Who Went Against The Grain
There’s only one headline in the UK this week, and it belongs to Maggie Thatcher. With both plaudits and vitriol being poured on the late Iron Lady, no matter what your political leaning it’s undeniably a great time to look back at her legacy, and see how entrepreneurs today felt about growing up under – arguably – the most impressive, not to mention infamous, go-getter the nation has ever seen. Continue reading Margaret Thatcher’s Death: The Entrepreneurs’ Reaction
We’re lucky enough that we get to spend a lot of our day discovering exhaustingly brilliant entreprenurs. As well as keeping us in our jobs (thanks guys) it makes us want to shout about the start-ups that are keeping the UK innovative. And frankly, how on earth could we turn down the chance to interview Melissa Morris – a woman who rejected £100,000 worth of investment just to go it alone?