Great teaching: Entrepreneurship, enterprise & business

Discover how pioneering teachers and trainers approach the subjects of entrepreneurship, enterprise and business

Embedding Negotiation Skills

Embedding negotiation skills, so people understand how to apply learning, is best achieved through a combination of theory and repeated practice. Principles underpinning good negotiation have not changed much over time. But, whilst people may remember what they have read and been told to do, they are typically less aware of their own behaviour and how it impacts the 'ot Read More

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

Teach & Defeat Deafening Silence

Adjusting to deafening silence is not easy Teaching budding entrepreneurs about finance, marketing and business plans etc. is commonplace. But how many courses allow their content to be infiltrated by a fundamental issue virtually all start-ups face? I'm talking about the shock of deafening silence... Read More

Have You Been Mis-sold Christmas?

Calls you don't want Hold onto to your festive hats folks. It's emerging billions of people worldwide may have been mis-sold Christmas. Mis-sold Christmas - what, more porky pies? Stories about flying reindeer, sacks of presents disappearing down chimneys and a white-bearded jolly soul riding a sky-high sleigh, may, just may, contain a whiff of untruth... Read More

Detecting Meaningful Success

Image courtesy of ITV In fewer than 7 days I embark on another uncertain journey in search of meaningful success. But, unlike my current solo visit to Colombia, I am questioning my ability to complete the 'trip' and know 'pain' will be a regular companion... Read More