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Eric Schmidt told us what managers should really focus on in 2019

Eric Schmidt told us what managers should really focus on in 2019

5th December 2018

In an excellent summary the Chartered Management Institute outlines key leadership priorities instrumental for innovation and growth laid out by Eric Schmidt during his speech at the Inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurs Annual Lecture on 27 November. Wading into the debate…

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt listed the ‘3 big failures’ he sees in tech startups today

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt listed the ‘3 big failures’ he sees in tech startups today

1st December 2018

Business Insider UK summarises three key themes from Eric Schmidt’s speech at the Inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurs Annual Lecture on 27 November 2018. The former CEO of Google outlined three market failures holding back tech entrepreneurship today and urges tech…

Searching for Entrepreneurs

Searching for Entrepreneurs

28th November 2018

Oli Barrett MBE, co-founder of StartUp Britain, Tenner, social innovation agency Cospa, reviews the Inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurs Annual Lecture and shares his highlights from the lecture on 27 November at the Royal Institution. The Centre for Entrepreneurs is the UK’s…

Former Google chief Eric Schmidt: AI could fix the world’s productivity problem

Former Google chief Eric Schmidt: AI could fix the world’s productivity problem

28th November 2018

City AM captures Eric Schmidt’s message of confidence for the future of tech in the workplace at the Inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurship Annual Lecture on 27 November. Automation is about tasks, not jobs,” he said. “Until the point where the…

Our narrow view of entrepreneurs squanders talent

Our narrow view of entrepreneurs squanders talent

28th November 2018

Following his speech at the Inaugural Centre for Entrepreneurship Annual Lecture on 27 November, Eric Schmidt shares his views on a new definition for entrepreneurship and makes the case for empowering scientists, teachers as well as civil servants. For our…

The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

The Asian businesses surviving high street closures

9th November 2018

The BBC reports that high streets and Asian stores in Birmingham and the West Midlands have been thriving over recent years, citing the Centre’s data on migrant entrepreneurship. Immigrant entrepreneurs in the small and medium sector of the economy are…

Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Join Women’s Networks

Why Female Entrepreneurs Should Join Women’s Networks

19th October 2018

Writing for Forbes, Annette B von Blokland references the Centre’s data on women entrepreneurs and makes the case for women’s networking groups. Female entrepreneurship in Britain is growing and the proportion of women going into business has risen by 45…

London is the best place in the world to start a business, says Innocent co-founder Richard Reed

London is the best place in the world to start a business, says Innocent co-founder Richard Reed

19th October 2018

Speaking to City A.M., Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed talks about Britain as an entrepreneurial country. The news outlet also references the Centre’s data on entrepreneurship in the UK. Despite harbouring concerns over Brexit as the March 2019 deadline approaches,…

Asylum seekers want to work — so let them

Asylum seekers want to work — so let them

17th October 2018

In an open letter the Lift the Ban coalition, of which the Centre is part, is calling for the right to work for people seeking asylum, and their adult dependants, after six months of having lodged an asylum claim. As business leaders,…

Entrepreneurs urgently need a digital helping hand

Entrepreneurs urgently need a digital helping hand

8th October 2018

In an article for The Daily Telegraph Adrian Gregory quotes the Centre’s data and argues that businesses would benefit from greater digital knowledge. Every year thousands of people up and down the country decide to take the leap and become…