Why use business simulations?

Why use business simulations?

Why use business simulations?

Countless reports have been published (including latest by Lord Young) stating good entrepreneurship education requires experiential, hands-on learning. So you might think it would be easy to answer the question: Why use business simulations?

Engaging people so they make decisions, deal with risk and consequences as well as solve problems creates a rich learning environment. It certainly improves on the ‘expert’ speaking at a passive audience… [Read more…]

Film treasures all entrepreneurs should find

Film treasures all entrepreneurs should find

Film treasures all entrepreneurs should find

By accident, I recently discovered a powerful and uplifting film about global social entrepreneurship. Concerned I’d never heard about this brilliantly-made & influential production (See 1. Who Cares?), I decided to search the web to uncover other film treasures all entrepreneurs should find. What I found may stagger you…

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Flavour of the Umph

Get the flavour of the umph!

Get the flavour of the Umph!

Being 25 years’ self-employed I feel I’ve developed a ‘nose’ for judging whether a business or project might work.

The personal journey over the last quarter century has had its mix of success and failure; critical experience informing the senses as to whether something new can progress sufficiently so it bears fruit in the longer-term… [Read more…]

Game on for back bedroom passion

Reading anything by Bill Bryson makes me smile and laugh out loud.

As a young man, Mr Bryson discovered the joys of hitchhiking. Driven by a thirst for adventure he spent two summers travelling around Europe with the aid of his thumb. He didn’t know it at the time, but the accumulated experience when combined with his journalistic skills (acquired later) would make him a best-selling author (and a mint)… [Read more…]

How this Hitchhiking blog began

The lightbulb moment behind how this hitchhiking blog began

The lightbulb moment behind how this hitchhiking blog began

Success with the business simulation ‘SimVenture’ is at the heart of how this Hitchhiking blog began.

As with hitchhiking I love to be on the move. But unlike my early days on the road I now stay in accommodation my mum would approve of. And with the aid of a laptop and the internet many a bedroom has become a temporary office. [Read more…]