Can you teach entrepreneurship?

Can you teach entrepreneurship?

Can you teach entrepreneurship?

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.

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The importance of uncertainty

The importance of uncertainty cannot be under-estimated when preparing people for work

The importance of uncertainty cannot be under-estimated when preparing people for work

Setting out for Loughborough University (to guest speak at their entrepreneur’s ‘ThinkBig’ awards) I was reminded of the insight and wisdom of Patrick Awuah. Earlier in June I had listened to him talk about the importance of uncertainty at the GBSN conference in Tunisia… [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…]

Present to influence the audience

How do you present to influence the audience?

How do you present to influence the audience?

Stood by the roadside thumbing lifts was an empowering experience. Drivers who stopped validated what I was doing and thus hitchhiking became meaningful, worthwhile and rewarding.

Whilst it wasn’t rocket science, I always thought carefully in advance about my appearance as well as how and where I stood. And I looked at the driver as the vehicle approached. By thinking about how I should present to influence the audience, I was doing my best to sell the idea of being offered a lift… [Read more…]