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Screw It, Just Do It: The Curiously Inspiring Wisdom Of Richard Branson

The high-octane Virgin mogul, in his own words.<p>“Do what you love and the money will follow.”<p>Perhaps no one better exemplifies this adage than multibillionaire Richard Branson, who has earned his fortune simply by pursuing his personal interests. His has seamlessly transitioned from journalist to …

Entrepreneurship

Get Busy: Pharrell’s Productivity Secrets

He’s the creative force behind two recent pop hits, a philanthropist, fashion designer, tech entrepreneur, and more. How Pharrell Williams does it all.<p>Pharrell Williams is on a <i>Gravity</i> high. “Whew! Whew!” he says. “Listen to me, it is crazy.” The 40-year-old musician, producer, and mini mogul is …

How to pitch your business to VC investors

For any startup looking to scale out globally, obtaining funding is one of the most critical challenges. There are several key factors to take into …

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Want to know what’s in Google’s secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant’s success recipe.<p>Ever wonder what makes the Google the holy grail of productivity and creativity? There’s no magic in the drinking water at the Mountain View, CA company. The tech giant …

20 Inspirational Quotes From The Richest Africans

One stop on the road to attaining a billion-dollar fortune is to seek advice at the feet of those who have already attained it. And while it might be difficult to get face time with some of Africa’s richest people, you can learn a lot from their words of wisdom.<p>In the spirit of self-motivation, …

Africa's 50 Richest 2013: The Newcomers

This year, nine individuals join the ranks of Forbes’ third annual ranking of the richest people in Africa on account of rising stock prices, new oil deals and high-profile M&As, among other reasons. Tanzania takes the lead as the country with the most newcomers: three.<p>The wealthiest newcomer to …

Seven networking tips for introverts

But a key part of my job is getting out into the world and meeting people, conducting interviews and building up contacts – so it’s a good job I’m a …

Networking

The World Entrepreneurship Forum has named Ugandan-born businessman Ashish J. Thakkar the world's best young entrepreneur. http://onforb.es/1ckeUp5

Coca-Cola designed its new can around a problem no one has. http://f-st.co/h54oRKH "It should be obvious, but for the most part, no one needs to be visually told when something is cold or hot ... When safety is not a factor--and a lukewarm can of pop is not going to kill anyone--a can that shows you when it is cold is like a siren that goes off when it's bright out. It's self-evidently absurd. We don't expect to "see" cold. We expect to feel it, and our skin has been designed to do just that. When we want to know if a can of Coke is cold, or a pizza is warm, our natural instinct is to touch it. That's what our hands are for."

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

Meet the young female entrepreneurs leading the way

As the Women of the Future Awards 2013, in association with Shell, are set to get underway tonight at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square, we take a …

Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll on the power of a good story: http://onforb.es/1j3YIL2 "One of the best parts of being in Hollywood is working with celebrities who have their hearts in the right place."

The purpose of companies: giving businesses a sense of direction

It is often said that most new businesses don’t end up doing what they first started out to do, making flexibility a core survival behaviour. For me, …

South Africa Tops Africa's 50 Richest, Johann Rupert Is Country's Richest Man

South Africa leads the African continent in names appearing on Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest. With 14 individuals on the list, the country trumps both Nigeria (11 fortunes) and Egypt (9 fortunes). South Africa’s 14 richest have a combined net worth of $28.79 billion, and an average net worth …

These African innovators are using mobile and Web technology to make essential tasks much easier http://onforb.es/1aTnGxE

The Amazing History Of The To-Do List–And How To Make One That Actually Works

Put down that pen and paper and read this first. Bonus: the real to-do lists of Ben Franklin and Johnny Cash.<p>When I was a kid, I read a book called <i>The Listmaker</i>. It’s about a young girl who uses lists to organize and make sense of her life. At the time I didn’t read any more into it besides the …

6 questions every startup should ask

<i>This feature was placed by ICAEW</i><p><b>1. Where do you expect the business to be after the critical first two years?</b><p>Over a quarter of all new businesses …

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first to Birmingham (September 18), then Manchester (September 27) and …

Attention Fracktivists: Corn Ethanol Is The Real Environmental Culprit

Ethanol is proving terrible for the environment. Spurred by the absurd biofuel volumes mandated by the Federal Renewable Fuels Standard, farmers in recent years have plowed over 5 millions of acres of conserved land and virgin prairie. This has released massive amounts of carbon dioxide that had …

The Many Reasons Long Hours Are Awful For You, Your Work, And Your Clients

Longer is not always better.<p>To designer Jason James, long hours are several sorts of awful: they effectively make us work for free, they set unreasonable and unsustainable expectations, they evidence cultural problems, they evidence project management issues, they indicate weak leadership, they …

The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Company

Over the past few months I have been exploring how the various facets of work are evolving and changing, specifically around behaviors. This started with two articles, the first was The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager and the second was The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee. …

Company culture is key to business success

Culture isn’t always an easy thing to discuss in business.<p>Unfortunately, management by textbook has led to a great deal of scepticism in the UK …

Employee Engagement

6 women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories

We may have come a long way in the past few decades, but British women still face economic inequalities. Although the number of women on boards has …

Entrepreneurship isn't a short term gig

There is something very wrong going on in the world of entrepreneurship right now. Entrepreneurs are coming under increasing pressure to sell their …

How to avoid becoming a "zombie business"

According to recent research from Barclays, SMEs hit a growth ceiling after four years, and data from Begbies Traynor reveals that as many as one in …

Small Business

Business planning for success

<i>This feature was placed by</i> ICAEW<b>.</b><p>Starting a business can be a life changing activity providing lots of opportunities, but to make the most of the …

Small Business