Global Entrepreneurship Conference – Get Lucky

This was probably one of the best events I have been to for a long time. Sometime fantastic speakers, for me Lord Heseltine did the business, what an incredible man. His own entrepreneurial story was highly engaging, it came straight from the heart. He talked about how lucky he had been in his career, one that led to the creation of Haymarket Publishing, a global business with 2,000 employees.

Well on the note of luck, Harvard Business School have done their research and some really interesting findings have emerged. They claim that luck in business can be cultivated, through what they call lucky attitudes and lucky networks. They found that a lot of their entrepreneurs believed in and are extremely open to the power of serendipity – in other words a lucky attitude. They also have a wide network of relationships that at first glance may have little to do with business but somehow later come into great relevance.

Richard Branson’s off the scale mindset of creativity is testament to the power of being different. A common theme around loving what you do was woven throughout the day – passion lies of the heart of success, it keeps you going and is a vital ingredient to mental toughness. The Black Farmer Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, hit the spot as well – going into business or growing a company means you have to overcome your fear, and you only live once, so go for it and be brave.

An amazing job done by Liverpool Vision and the broader Liverpool Community – so many other cities could learn from their ambition and visionary leadership. An example of public sector practicing what they preach.

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3 Responses to Global Entrepreneurship Conference – Get Lucky

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  2. Steve Heneghan says:

    John, well said, it was a great day, very inspiring and informative. Didn’t spot you there but “everybody” was there weren’t they !
    Good blog, and I agree about Heseltine and his “luck factor”
    Cherrs

    • johnleachwp says:

      Hi Steve – thanks mate. It felt like the whole of the UK business community was there, friends and associates I have not seen for years. Hope all is well, not surprising Liverpool is growing at such a rate – guys like Max Steinberg are great examples of public sector entrepreneurship. See you soon John

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