No doubt we are faced with a complex problem of how to feed the world, how to create sustainable abundant food supplies. The answer for corporations, who are designed for and desire unlimited unattainable growth, is to scale up and simplify. Fordist oil based economic principles applied to nature with devastating consequences.
There’s a saying that it’s better to be lucky than good, but is this true of entrepreneurs? I’ve always been interested in a related question; why do some entrepreneurs have only one big success and lots of failures, whilst others have many successes?
You may have noticed that at Constant Contact we give you a LOT of information—from tips, to product how-tos, to best practices and strategic guides—there’s all sorts of free information that we want you to take advantage of.
He’s been at the centre of a scandal that shook up the UK tech scene, was accused of fraud, took on a corporate giant and saw the company he founded, Autonomy, one of Britain’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories, splattered across the tabloids in an ambush of mistruths. Yet, like every great entrepreneur, Mike doesn’t take anything lying down. Here, he tells Entrepreneur Country his story.
Four middle aged men with laptops stand motionless in a converted power station and it´s the hottest ticket in London. Whether Kraftwerk at the Tate Modern was the near religious experience for you that it was for others, you can´t deny that they have their own way of doing things.
If you look back at literature produced in the last century you’ll regularly come across topics such as honesty, integrity, faithfulness, dependence, reliability and service. Indeed, the whole of the 21st century has been built on these principals.
I believe that groups coming together to make tough decisions driven by consensus tend to make poor decisions.
This week's Monday Briefing looks at who earns what across the UK economy. One way to think about the range of incomes is to allocate individuals to 100 equally-sized groups or percentiles according to their income.
I attended Entrepreneur Country’s forum recently and was so impressed that I decided to write an article on some of the lessons learned. Held in the auspicious surroundings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain where the first Industrial Revolution began, I heard a lot about how entrepreneurship will reboot the UK plc.
A lot has happened since I first met Entrepreneur Country Editor Kelly Dolan at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (affectionately known as DWEN) in New Delhi, India last year. At the time, I was actually living in Mumbai, working with a Bollywood startup called Talentube. However, I had been toying with the notion of really doing my own startup, tripchi, for several months—I had just graduated the Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA, and had won second place (and some cash) in a business plan/pitch competition.