Business and leadership

Risk taking, like entrepreneurialism or baking, is not a gender issue

A couple of the Bread Angels have tried to get work experience in bakeries which is fantastic.  One of them, in South Africa, was turned down because she was a woman.  The job was too hard for women.  Women did not bake well when they were menstruating (seriously).  Women did not bake well at all.  …

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Become a business owner and you can earn money and change the world

Attention:  you may want to consider becoming an entrepreneur I am sure you have noticed that the world has changed.  In spite of the fact that London is heaving (restaurants full, shops full, theatres full), travel over the Easter week end was its usual hectic experience, property prices in the south east just keep on …

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What is it to be a female entrepreneur? or maybe just a female…

This song and video combination, sent to me by a friend recently has reduced me to tears many times over the past few days.  It utterly captures what I go through:  juggling plates, thinking, thinking, analysing, analysing, and, yes, probably dreaming, dreaming of what it is I want to do, need to do, ought to …

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The silver bullet for corporate innovation strategy is trust

Developing a corporate innovation strategy is the current fixation of many CEOs as they try to pull their organisations out of the crisis.  Hiring innovation specialists, kicking off an “innovation programme” or employing creativity coaches are not, in and of themselves, going to help companies win.  In order to innovate people must feel comfortable, and …

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