Gregg Fraley, author, speaker, innovation consultant and contributor to the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship talks about why Creativity is essential to entrepreneurial development and success. He asserts that creative thinking is needed for innovation and without it there would be no successful new ventures. In addition to offering advice, tools and tips, he encourages entrepreneurs to allow time for exploring and ideating in an imaginative way – turning on the faucet of imagination – to solve problems and create successful businesses.
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The main topic on the economic agenda these days is ‘growth’ or how to attain growth’. Growth is held as the measure of success for both enterprise and the nation as a whole. However, there is much less talk of the impact and implications of a growth agenda. Dr Shima Barakat discusses how the drive for enterprise growth is impacting the sustainability agenda.
The CfEL Research team engaged with entrepreneurship educators at the recent Learning by Development conference at Laurea University of Applied Science in Leppävaara, Finland, to gauge opinion about a tool designed as part of EU-funded CAL4INO (i.e. Creative Activities in Learning for Innovation) for measuring creative learning activities and received surprising but interesting reactions.
The BBC’s Apprentice show has more of a focus on Entrepreneurship with participants competing for investment in their business venture but is it really reflective of the entrepreneurial journey and does this result in meaningful entrepreneurship with benefits for society as a whole?
As he embarks on a Visiting Professorship at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, Shai Vyakarnam considers the practical support, structures and ecosystem needed in India for accelerating the commercialisation of technology and transferring knowledge to the wider community.
Marcus Holmes, a current student of the MBA programme at Curtin University in Western Australia, talks about his experience of the entrepreneurship course ‘Ignition’ run there recently. Ignition, launched this year, is based on the successful Ignite programme managed by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning in Cambridge.
Dr Shai Vykarnam talks about the current crisis in the EU and why there’s a need for fewer rules that restrain entrepreneurs and more rules to restrain the elite.