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Fintech: a Force for Disrupting and Democratising Financial Services

August 25, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Artificial Intelligence, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Future of BusinessComments (0)

Fintech is like a snowball on a hill that is getting bigger and bigger and changing finance tremendously. London-based entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya is well acquainted with this scene; particularly with fintech’s ability to disrupt and democratise financial services. He believes that in the next five to 10 years, fintech and AI will profoundly alter the

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Actions, Not Words Yes, Working Parents Can Succeed – And You Can Help Them Do So

July 1, 2018 • People Management, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Daisy Dowling Organisations of all sizes and types struggle with the “working parent problem”: how to retain, and foster best performance amongst the significant percentage of their employees who are raising young children. At the same time, working

Shifting the Gender Gap to an ‘All Differences Matter’ Narrative

June 29, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Women in Leadership, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

by Lianne Taylor CPsychol This article purposefully shifts the narrative that disadvantages female entrepreneurs to a focus on entrepreneurial differences in thinking, traits and behaviour of successful business leaders.  It provides insight and suggestions

Improving Rural Livelihoods through E-Commerce: The GoCoop Experience

August 10, 2017 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Social ImpactComments (1)

By Siva Devireddy, G. Sabarinathan, S. Ramakrishna Velamuri and Janine Coughlin In India’s rural areas live handloom weavers and artisans who have been doing their craft for generations. In this article, the authors elaborate how the company GoCoop has

Minding the Gap: Women and Angel Investing

March 9, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb In spite of the impressive growth of women-owned firms in the United States in the recent years, they are still considered in the minority. In this article, the authors explore the opportunity, challenges, and a solution on

Beyond Markets: Entrepreneurship in the Civil Society

February 7, 2017 • INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Pablo Munoz Entrepreneurship, as a societal phenomenon, is not embedded in those abstractions we call markets, but rather in what we do daily, oftentimes unintentionally and even accidentally, simply as a result of just doing stuff.   In recent years, we

Your Customer is Not Just King. He or She Can Be Your VC, Too!

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By John Mullins Are you looking for a venture capitalist to finance or grow your startup but you’re struggling in doing so? Surprisingly, perhaps, the vast majority of fast-growing companies get the funds they need from a much more hospitable and agreeable

A Call for Corporate Entrepreneurship

July 22, 2016 • INNOVATION, EntrepreneurshipComments (1)

By Jim Dewald Jim Dewald discusses the processes towards corporate entrepreneurship which are needed for organisations to achieve longevity and success in the evolving market.   I find it fascinating that corporations are inherently capable and

The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, EntrepreneurshipComments (1)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We

The Odds of Successful Entrepreneurship: How to Overcome the Holy Grail Syndrome

May 23, 2016 • INNOVATION, Coaching, EntrepreneurshipComments (2)

By Tijs Besieux In this article, Tijs Besieux discusses the four steps to overcoming the Holy Grail Syndrome, which could hinder an entrepreneur’s road to success. Because what makes entrepreneurs successful is their ability to combine several talents and