We know we need to do more than just 'teach' people entrepreneurship - 'learning' is a very different process, particularly from the creativity and attitude angle. We established this in more detail in this post here. I touched on how we must inspire people to...

This week we received a copy of Enterprising Child to get our teeth into. Written by mother and businesswoman, Lorraine Allman, the book is a resource for parents looking to nurture their children's creativity and enterprising spirit. Naturally, this caught our eye and we thought...

Today we came across an article by Geoff Percival in the Irish Examiner online. You can see the original article here. It provides some great quotes from Professor Suzi Jarvis who is the founding director of the Innovation Academy at University College Dublin (UCD), which has...

What do you think about the concept of teaching entrepreneurship? Most people tend to fall into one of two categories. Some say "you're born with 'it'" and that "you cannot teach 'it'" - 'it' being this kind of entrepreneurial X-factor.  But there are also plenty of people who oppose this view and believe that entrepreneurship can be 'taught'. In fact, I increasingly come across individuals and schemes that claim to be able to 'teach' entrepreneurship. This concept utterly intrigues me. Why? Because we begin to touch on some fundamental issues in our society and how people learn things.

One of the most viewed TED Talks is Sir Ken Robinson's How Schools Kill Creativity. He performed it back in 2006 and it is well worth a watch if you're not one of the 40 million who already have. It is a brilliant piece which...

I'd like to start by drawing your attention to an article I came across on LinkedIn which James Caan posted recently on entrepreneurship. The post outlines some of the barriers facing people who are not "born with the ability to be an entrepreneur" when starting their own business and offers some wise words. I agree that most people prefer a secure job offering a regular salary and that these people struggle to find the confidence to take the leap over to the 'other side'. Taken from top of the article: