PLEASE ensure you’re sitting down because I want to shock you. Despite the popular wisdom, most “amazing” and “brilliant” business start-up ideas and inventions are worthless. Yours, mine, and just about everyone else’s. They have no value.
ALTHOUGH not famed for its native cuisine, London has profited from its openness to outside culinary influences, allowing the capital to punch above its weight. Food is big business – the hospitality industry employs around 2.5m people in the UK.
RICHARD Marsden describes his meeting with University of Southampton scientists in 2003 as one of the most memorable moments of his life. That very meeting, about a potential new medicine, could prove pivotal to the health of millions of people.
THE RACE is on to turn Britain into an entrepreneurial society. But we aren’t blazing a trail just yet. This global pursuit for innovation remains a one-horse race, with Silicon Valley light-years ahead of the competition.
PROJECT FINANCE SOLICITOR
A highly-rated law firm requires a mid-level associate to join its international project finance group. Experience in the oil, gas, metals and mining sectors is essential.
WHAT makes a good leader? Who is the exemplar of corporate leadership? Are you a Margaret Thatcher in the boardroom or a Kofi Annan? One might assume that these are the kinds of questions business schools are seeking to answer for their students.
Prospective MBA students have a vast selection of courses to choose from. They also have access to some interesting alternatives that are designed to offer a slightly different business education experience, but still in a global setting.
I THINK I was having a coffee with friends when one of them, Natalie Massenet, casually asked me to back her new idea, Net-A-Porter.com, a haute couture website with access to the top labels. It was early 2000 and the tech-boom was raging.
SIMON Middleton, in his book What You Need to Know About Marketing, describes the profession as “one of the earliest activities ever undertaken by mankind.” Like another early profession, it is often perceived as “of dubious morality.”
A leading financial services provider is looking to recruit a marketing manager to its building society distribution channel. The role requires significant experience and strong numeracy.
ACCOUNTANTS needn’t feel judged by their acronyms. While the ACA, the ACCA, the CIMA, and the CA all bear their own associations, accountancy qualifications are slowly shirking their historical prejudices.
WHEN Levi Roots sang his way onto the set of Dragons’ Den in 2007 with “put some music in your food for me, I’ve got some Reggae Reggae Sauce, Reggae Reggae Sauce, It’s so good I named it twice”, I didn’t think he was an entrepreneur.