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.

Entrepreneurship Competition: Flavour of the Umph!

Umph! The Entrepreneurship Competition 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 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