Septic Blatter – Toxic Whiff
Septic Blatter has a toxic whiff Ten years ago when the kids were just out of pushchairs, the family were walking in the Yorkshire Moors. Towards the summit of a hill an elderly man strode past us. He was full of ebullience but empty on engagement. Read More
Game-changing Business Simulation
SimVenture Evolution. Latest on-line Business Simulation Whilst the team is yet to see the blood, much sweat and the occasional tear has been shed whilst building what we believe is a game-changing business simulation... Read More
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, academia stills over-emphases traditional didactic pedagogy. Insufficient thought is being applied to how learners learn and how entrepreneurial minds think. Read More
The listening skill pill win £500! (competition now closed)
Who needs the listening skill pill? It intrigues me that I've never found a course focusing on effective listening. Whilst we know listening is one of the most important skills to acquire, many of us also recognise our inability to listen well... Read More
Cappadocia Ballooning at sunrise. We counted 92 balloons. Waking to the sound of an alarm shouldn't be part of any holiday. But this morning, the family is Cappadocia ballooning. It's 4am. In 20 minutes, a minibus will collect us from our stunning cave hotel. In little over an hour, and before the sun has risen, we will be climbing towards Turkey's rich and loyal blue skies. The air will be warm, clear and still. The views breathtaking. And then the sun will rise... Read More
Social Media Business Ethics
OMG! She's fallen! Does she really? Paying attention to social media business ethics. Reaching for my camera (rather than my daughter's foot) as Megan falls from a Chicago skyscraper, suggests an untruth is perhaps at play... Read More
Making a living on the road
How Indonesian women are making a living on the road Recent visits to the Far East as well as African continent have demonstrated that hitchhiking remains a popular means of transport. But whilst dozens of people with outstretched thumbs lined my route from Uhmslanga to Durban, it was the mothers with babes on their backs, risking life and limb in the car-frenzied city of Jakarta, that really got my attention. I was to learn they were making a living on the road. 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