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I have met and talked but mostly listened to entrepreneurs of every kind and at various stages of their new ventures; from London to Boston, Cadiz to Santiago and most certainly Kuala Lumpur. I have heard their fears and concerns. Some were planning to start, some had failed and a few were well on the […]
“It takes entrepreneurs to seize the opportunities that technology offers, and it takes governments to encourage, support and facilitate them, and when appropriate, as it often is, to get the hell out of their way.” ~ Alan Beattie, 2010, False Economy: A surprising Economic History of the World, p.186. Unlike managing an established business in […]
Entrepreneurship and Governments Entrepreneurship is an important term for all the right and, unfortunately sometimes, for the wrong reasons. Taking stock of how governments take advantage of this ‘entrepreneurship will save all’ bandwagon is quite interesting, it seems that having a ‘corridor’ or building a ‘park’ will promote entrepreneurship. The more scientific the name the […]
The Blanket Panacea I once sat across from two individuals who had just been offered a VSS from a local airline and overheard this conversation. One said to the other, ‘I think I’ll go into business”. The other asked, “What business will you do?” “Not sure, but I heard that the food business is good”. […]