Having the presence of mind to take this picture of my daughter Megan, just as she looks to be falling to certain death from a New York skyscraper, illustrates an untruth is at play.
Recent visits to the Far East as well as African continent have demonstrated that hitchhiking remains a popular means of transport. But whilst dozens of people with thumbs outstretched lined my route from Uhmslanga to Durban, it was the mothers … [Continue reading]
Since 2006, countless reports have been published (including the latest by Lord Young) stating good entrepreneurship education requires experiential, hands-on learning. Engaging people so they make decisions, deal with risk and consequences as … [Continue reading]
By accident, I recently discovered a powerful and uplifting film about global social entrepreneurship. Concerned I'd never heard about this brilliantly-made & influential production (See 1. Who Cares?), I decided to 'hitchhike' around the web in … [Continue reading]
Following a short interview at Cumbria's 'Wasdale Head Inn' I secured my first proper job in 1984 as a kitchen porter. Fresh out of school, my new hotel home was at the end of a long valley, 8 miles from the nearest shop and another 3 to the nearest … [Continue reading]
Building the SimVenture brand has involved little hitchhiking but much globe-trotting over the last 8 years. In this time exporting has become a key revenue stream. So what's been learnt and how can you develop your own export expertise and thus … [Continue reading]
Delight can quickly turn to frustration when an excellent new recruit, who is just settling into the post, decides to accept a job offer elsewhere. But occasionally, you know they’ve made the right decision... … [Continue reading]
"No, you don't need one. The night is not dark." Frank, head of an outdoor centre, spoke with calm assertion to the 10 newly acquainted teenagers. The group was visibly alarmed by his response. None had anticipated that their sensible request for … [Continue reading]