Friday, September 27, 2013

Interesting list of UK entrepreneurs during Queen Elizabeth II reign
Diamond jubilee special: who has been the most inspirational entrepreneur in the last 60 years?

An update of my highlighted favourites (first posted may2013), having been asked about it while pointing people to recently!
Stelios Haji-Ioannou – EasyJet
Duncan Bannatyne – Bannatyne Group, Dragons’ Den
Hilary Devey – The Pall-Ex Group, Dragons’ Den
James Dyson – Dyson
Peter Jones – Phones International, Dragons’ Den
Cath Kidston – Cath Kidston retail
Simon Cowell – Syco
Theo Paphitis – Ryman, Dragons’ Den
Michael Acton Smith -, MindCandy
Deborah Meaden – Dragons’ Den and various investments
Nick Robertson – ASOS
Michael Birch- Bebo
Hayley Parsons – GoCompare
Tim Smit - The Eden Project
Richard Reed – Innocent Drinks
Bernie Ecclestone – F1
Anita Roddick- The Bodyshop
John Timpson - Timpson
Dame Vivienne Westwood – fashion designer
Lord Alan Sugar – Amshold Group, Apprentice
Charles Dunstone – Carphone Warehouse
Martha Lane Fox –, Lucky Voice
Brent Hoberman –,
Sarah Beeny –
Jacqueline Gold - Ann Summers, Knickerbox
James Caan – Alexander Mann Group, Dragons’ Den, Hamilton Bradshaw
Karan Bilimoria - Cobra Lager
Peter Cullum - Towergate
John Bird - The Big Issue
Sir Richard Branson – Virgin
Mike Ashley – Sports Direct
Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Italian
Dame Mary Perkins – Specsavers
Sir Philip Green - Arcadia Group
Sir Tom Farmer – Kwik-Fit
Sir Martin Sorrell - WPP Group
Charles Saatchi - Saatchi and Saatchi
Michelle Mone – Ultimo
Johnnie Boden – Boden
Terence Conran – Designer, Restaurateur
Kanya King- MOBO Awards
Anthony Bamford – JCB
John Caudwell - Phones 4U
Chrissie Rucker – The White Company
Simon Fuller – XIX Entertainment
Toni Mascolo - Toni and Guy
Sir Tom Hunter- Sports Division, West Coast Capital
Sir Tim Berners-Lee – inventor of the World Wide Web
Simon Woodroffe – YO! Sushi
Steve Pankhurst- Friends Reunited
Julian Dunkerton – Supergroup
Sir Gulam Noon - Noon Products
Peter Boizot - Pizza Express
Delia Smith – Author, Chef, TV presenter
Linda Bennett – LK Bennett
Mike Lynch – Autonomy
Sir Clive Sinclair - Sinclair Radionics, Sinclair Vehicles
Mike Clare – Dreams
Simon Nixon-
Charlie Mullins – Pimlico Plumbers

My favorites highlighted!

Lighting a Billion Lives -- Bringing Solar Light to Rural India - YouTube

Lighting a Billion Lives -- Bringing Solar Light to Rural India - YouTube
Shine a light on the base of the pyramid through innovation and thoughtful action.

This shines a light on food, health, education, women, birth and a clean planet.
MDG1,2,3,4,5,6,7 all in one go!

Why wouldn't you!

This is the "triple bottom line" - People, Planet and Profit from innovation and caring!

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Signifier?

This passage says it all, if you are into business, people, planet, altruism, politics or anything.

What can Robinson Crusoe tell us about the signifier?

We as humans live uniquely with words. Words are different to communication, animals communicate but they don't use word. Only humans have words, and a language structured through sentences delivered as verse, or song, or book.

Our world has objects, it has actions and it has words, these three things do not always represent each other as well as we think, or do they? » What Does Lacan Say About… The Signifier?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

People Before Profit (English Version) |

Being a fan of Witness and Peter Gabriel

People Before Profit (English Version) | We have to take 10 minutes to watch and believe this stuff and then take more than 10minutes to think about it some more!

See the google hangout that followed the film viewing in Nordic regards creative commons Nordic Creative Commons Film Festival & WITNESS

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Microsoft and Nokia mobile continues...................

In light of past posts over many years:

the comment from Robert Peston:

"Is Microsoft's $7bn purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business a reshaping of the telecoms landscape, or two drunks propping themselves up at a party?” They have to keep in there even if Ballmer himself wont see it through before he retires in 2014.

One to watch and watch............