“No, you don’t need one. The night is not dark.” Frank, an ‘outdoor entrepreneur’ and head of centre, spoke with calm assertion to the 10 newly acquainted teenagers.
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…
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…]
Over the past 2 years, 49 articles connecting hitchhiking and entrepreneurship have been posted on this Blog.
Subjects and angles have been wide and varied. But no single post has focused on the unsung heroes of enterprise and entrepreneurship who have helped make my journey possible. Yet, if it had not been for the kindness of spirit, generosity of time and ability to help me reach my next destination, I would not have travelled far. And then I would have given up… [Read more…]
The post ‘Top 10 websites for entrepreneurs’ highlights the most popular websites being recommended to start-ups. But when looking more deeply at the sites and social media sources not making top ten status, it was clear something lacking popularity still has game-changing value.
Much like the globally renowned Edinburgh Festival, you must visit its ‘Fringe event’ to unmask the future entertainment diamonds. Here are great alternative websites that will be tomorrow’s mainstream… [Read more…]