If you want to make a fortune fast, buy a lottery ticket.
But if you possess some skills, resilience, patience and a preparedness to read the rest of this post, there is an alternative… [Read more…]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Entrepreneurship
Remember how a Compendium of Games was always a standard, delightful gift under your Christmas tree?
Well, ho, ho, ho, I have a similar offering for you, which should bring fascination throughout 2016 – and perhaps for years to come… [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.
It intrigues me that I’ve never found a course focusing on effective listening. Whilst we know listening is one of the most important skills to acquire, many of us also recognise our inability to listen well… [Read more…]
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…]
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…