Posts Tagged 'entrepreneurs'

Better Startups? Bring back the Grand Tour

Better Startups? Bring back the Grand Tour

The great country houses of Britain are full of beautiful art from other countries, but the UK’s great technology clusters have to paint their own. It is time to start thinking ahead and to put this right because successful startups are the masterpieces of today. Technology is the artefact of our time.

For 200 years up to around 1840 it was customary for well heeled young men to set off from Britain on a Grand Tour around Europe in search of ...

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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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Making your luck, and securing your next career step

Making your luck, and securing your next career step

For years I have been helping mid-career business folk make a successful change of direction or simply revitalise a flagging job search. Perhaps, as we stumble out of recession, the August-long national summer holiday behind us, it is time to share the approach that I call “Making Your Luck” to see if others can benefit?

If you are looking for a new role, or thinking about a change of direction then read on.

So … what is the issue? Well ...

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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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#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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