SimVenture: Global impact of a business simulation

Posts cover key aspects of the award-winning business simulation – ‘SimVenture’. From the first ideas for the product to how it is now used around the world. Learn about the groundbreaking resource from the people who built it and people who use it.

University Pressure Cooker

For 12 years, and as part of my role at VSL, I've been talking with and meeting academics. In total, I've phoned, 'Skyped', 'Hungout' with and/or met at least 10 different people each week for 47 weeks of every year. When you do the maths, that's over 5,500 conversations. So what's been learnt? Read More

Origins of Human Creativity Revealed

Discover the origins of human creativity Getting to the origins of human creativity is complicated, but earlier this month I gained some fascinating insights when attending another RSA packed-house presentation in London. This event was delivered by David Eagleman (aka Rockstar of Neuroscience) and his… Read More

Brexit Wrecks it (For the Moment)

If Brexit wrecks, BRITISH universities can take nothing for granted ever again. The days when we can count on a steady stream of foreign students to shore up the nation’s depleting higher education coffers are gone. Brexit wrecks it... Read More

How to Make a Fast Entrepreneurial Fortune

To make a fast entrepreneurial fortune in business requires the right mindset If you want to make a fast entrepreneurial fortune today, 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

Why use Business Simulations?

Why use business simulations? Countless reports have been published (including this 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 learners so they make decisions, deal with risk and consequences as well as solve problems creates a rich and dynamic environment. It certainly improves on the 'expert' providing a passive audience with a sleeping pill of a lecture... Read More

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... Read More