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10 Lessons Learned. My personal list.

10 Lessons Learned. My personal list.

I was asked to give a project update to fellow ‘tenants’ at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst yesterday. It was actually an interesting exercise for me because I decided to summarise my life’s work on one pictorial slide, and summarise what lessons I had learned along the way on another.

I don’t propose to share the pictorial CV here, though I would recommend the exercise of creating it (for mine I included “value over time”, “jobs”, and “companies founded”). Not pretty! In ...

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Jonah Lupton and the Entrepreneurs

Jonah Lupton and the Entrepreneurs

I know. It sounds like a 1980s rock band. Luckily its not. Whether Jonah can sing or not I don’t know. But I do know that he is someone that entrepreneurs should listen to.

Luckily for me I was invited in as guest blogger on Jonah’s excellent site www.jonahlupton.com/blog so my work is already done. All you need to do is follow the link to the Guest Blog below. But if you are a budding entrepreneur, new founder or just interested in the innovation markets ...

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Chasing the dragon? Setting up in China #1

Chasing the dragon? Setting up in China #1

So, as the ‘white wine’-induced hangover wears off, I realise that I have a new addiction: China.

China is a heady drug for anyone involved in biotech, cleantech or IT, representing a massive potential market, a source of significant funding – both in terms of grant and investment – and offering the potential for rapid product development. It is also a frightening, challenging, bureaucratic, unknown business environment with alien culture and, at first sight, inpenetrable language.

This series of blogs will chart my progress or ...

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#LessonLearned

#LessonLearned

We have been doing a bit of an experiment on Twitter – the 140 character phenomenon that has somehow catapulted itself in to all our marketing activities.

I have always been interested in the knowledge of crowds so we decided to ask all our Followers (for the non-Twitterati that means ‘people who sign up to hear what we have to say on Twitter’) for one key lesson that they have learned – in business or indeed in life – that entrepreneurs ...

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