1 NATURE VERSUS NURTURE IN ENTREPRENEURIALISM

Some think that entrepreneurial skills are largely innate, others that they can be taught; of course, there’s a middle line. The issues were discussed by Christopher Thomas, Director at Sports Fusion; Timothy Barnes, Director of UCL Advances; and Emma Jones from Start-up Britain, Founder of Enterprise Nation. Brian Runciman MBCS hosted and reports.

What constitutes the entrepreneurial mindset?

EJ: It’s about who feels passionate about pursuing something that could be a business. I think as long as you are committed to hard work, to seeing an idea go through, being persistent and not giving up, that gives you the credibility to have the entrepreneurial mindset. Most people in Britain have it. ...

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