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Why a robot will never pick the superstocks of the future

Why a robot will never pick the superstocks of the future

Sunday, June 4, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 4th June 2017. Experience has taught me that what matters in business is the big winners. You can suffer losers and still do well if you have just a few significant successes. I assumed

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Party manifestos: what politicians are promising SMEs (Guardian) Small businesses are calling upon

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True and fair? No, annual reports are as clear as mud

True and fair? No, annual reports are as clear as mud

Sunday, May 28, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 28th May 2017. Modern annual reports are pretty useless documents. Prospectuses are not much better. Public companies publish vast quantities of this type of financial information, but most of it is not fit for

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, May 22, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Party manifestos: what politicians are promising SMEs (Guardian) Small businesses are calling upon

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Real entrepreneurs do not get their hands dirty picking up awards

Real entrepreneurs do not get their hands dirty picking up awards

Sunday, May 21, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 21st May 2017. I have been involved with start-up businesses for more than 30 years, and certain truths have become apparent on that rollercoaster. I thought it would be worthwhile listing some of the things

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, May 15, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Institute of Directors calls on all parties to back UK’s startup culture

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The most challenging of the creative arts: building a company

The most challenging of the creative arts: building a company

Sunday, May 14, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 14th May 2017. All of us have the chance to invent our own lives. We can decide where we live, who — and indeed if — we marry, and what we do for work.

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Businesses warn Chancellor business rates have reached a “tipping point” (City AM) Former

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Every board needs a member of the awkward squad

Every board needs a member of the awkward squad

Sunday, May 7, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 7th May 2017. For many companies, the greatest threat is not an external competitor, but lies within. All too often, organisations suffer from “insider capture” and groupthink — a clannishness that resists outside influence.

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, May 1, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. University graduates are at an ideal time in their lives to start businesses.

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