What makes an entrepreneur?

What makes an entrepreneur? The Oxford Dictionary would tell us that an entrepreneur is “a person who makes money by starting or running businesses, especially when this involves taking financial…more
Change – John Armstrong

Change – John Armstrong

Introduction - Change The prestige of change in the modern world “It is only very recently – on the scale of human history – that change has been the focus…more
Courage – Mark Vernon

Courage – Mark Vernon

Introduction - Courage "Who could object to courage? It is celebrated in our greatest myths and stories: Heracles braving his twelve labours; the Amazons inspiring fear in the Greeks; Boudicca…more
Value – Diane Coyle

Value – Diane Coyle

Introduction - Value "Do we value only the things that have a monetary price? Of course not. People put much higher value on the non-monetary, on love, on health and…more
Envy – Mark Vernon

Envy – Mark Vernon

Introduction - Envy "It consumes you from the inside like a worm in your gut. It is as strong as love, though it precipitates anger and hate. It has been…more
Ambition – Oliver James

Ambition – Oliver James

Introduction - Healthy ambition In 1851, Ralph Waldo Emerson gave a eulogy for his friend Henry David Thoreau where he respectfully criticised his notoriously independent and self-­determined companion for having…more
Trust – Mark Vernon

Trust – Mark Vernon

1. Trust and betrayal "I imagine that most people would say trust is a good idea, even essential. Until they have to trust someone with something that truly matters -…more