They are the aspiring business heroes who haughtily present themselves to their prospective boss with glamour and gloss, slick ‘n’ snappy and wrapped in armadillo-like impermeable confidence… [Read more…]
The question “Can you teach entrepreneurship?” has received much attention over the last decade.
People who teach entrepreneurship have an important job to do. However, much like the relationship between a ‘product’ and its life sustaining ‘market’, more consideration needs to be given to how people learn/engage with this subject. For me, there’s still a considerable over-emphasis on traditional didactic pedagogy. Insufficient thought is being applied to how learners learn.
Waking to the sound of an alarm shouldn’t be part of any holiday. But this morning, the family is ballooning over Cappadocia.
It’s 4am. In 20 minutes, a minibus will pick us up from our cave hotel. In little over an hour, and before the sun has risen, we will be climbing towards Turkey’s rich and loyal blue skies. The air will be warm, clear and still. The views will be breathtaking. And then the sun will rise… [Read more…]
Recent visits to the Far East as well as African continent have demonstrated that hitchhiking remains a popular means of transport.
But whilst dozens of people with outstretched thumbs lined my route from Uhmslanga to Durban, it was the mothers with babes on their backs, risking life and limb in the car-frenzied city of Jakarta, that really got my attention. I was to learn they were making a living on the road. [Read more…]
Delight can quickly turn to frustration when an excellent new recruit, who is just settling into the post, decides to accept a job offer elsewhere. But occasionally, you know they’ve made the right decision… [Read more…]
Crossing the Atlantic I was keen to test out Mr Branson’s latest in-seat multi-media technology. The hours passed quickly as I laughed at The Internship and cried with the Guilt Trip. As alcohol and altitude fuelled the emotions I got into the US spirit… [Read more…]
Not long ago I attended an entrepreneurship conference that attracted people from all sectors.
The organisers kicked things off with a ‘motivational speaker’. The billing stated our man of purpose was a ‘leading entrepreneur and businessman’.
Now, in my experience these things are capable of giving business a bad name. I won’t mess you about. He had a shocker… [Read more…]
John Keats, the famous 19th century poet, became part of the Italian family holiday during the summer. His life fascinated me and helped me to understand the power of poetry for entrepreneurs…