Innovators are comfortable dealing with uncertainty.
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Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is compelling viewing – but why have there been more films about Steve Jobs alone in the past 30 years than about successful female entrepreneurs?
Marriage equality supporters in 2006 probably had no idea the law they advocated would spur innovation.
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Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.
Research shows entrepreneurs pondering how to exit their companies most often turn to close friends and family for guidance.
Social ties can help entrepreneurs acquire necessary information and insights about their plans to exit a company, as well as provide them with emotional support.
Police in Bhopal, India use a drone to monitor adherence to lockdown measures.
Start-ups in India, many in Kerala, have taken up the challenge of finding innovative solutions to the problems raised by COVID-19.
Only a quarter of UK startups have a female in their founding team and just 5% of SMEs are minority ethnic group led.
With millions newly unemployed, it’s unclear what the prospects of former startup employees will be.
Employees working in startups may disproportionately suffer in the wake of the pandemic as their employers cut back to skeletal staffs or shutter their companies altogether.
A woman buys hand sanitizer made by Spirit of York Distillery in Toronto on March 19, 2020. The distillery switched their production over to hand sanitizer following the coronavirus shutdown, with all proceeds going to charity.
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It's clear that our post-pandemic future will be different. Current signs of good will amid entrepreneurial initiatives give us some cause for optimism.
Lagos Computer village, Nigeria’s version of Silicon Valley, shut following COVID-19 lock down.
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As part of response to COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has announced a lock down in three strategic states but this is going to be tough on the self employed and small scale entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems are the perfect environment to help new start-ups develop and thrive – it's all about being connected.
Workers pack coffee sachets at the Dormans coffee factory in Nairobi, Kenya.
With an outdated story that gives up on manufacturing, Africa will fail to close the huge digital gap it still faces.
Struggling to take off.
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship has been on a worryingly downward trend since the 1980s – here's why.
Research on women entrepreneurs in India reveals they are contesting social, cultural and family pressures to challenge the status quo in society.
Social grants provide an important cushion amid poverty in South Africa.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.
British Steel workers face an uncertain post-industrial future.
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The experience of former industrial heartlands offers lessons in how to revitalise communities when big industries close.
Refugees from the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are rebuilding their lives one stitch at a time.
Displaced by the terrorist insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, refugees aren't wallowing in self-pity. They're mobilising whatever resources they can to rebuild livelihoods.
Academics, farmers and entrepreneurs in Malawi integrate their expertise.
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Local based approaches from farmers, researchers and entrepreneurs prove successful for innovation in Malawi.
Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa.
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Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
A man offers his services at a traffic intersection in Cape Town. Almost 55% of South African youth are unemployed.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.