Our Chairman, Luke Johnson, writes a weekly column for the Financial Times and is regularly invited to speak on entrepreneurship and enterprise. Recent activity and appearances are set out below.
Luke Johnson regularly writes a column for the Financial Times on entrepeneurship.
Walking away is often the best option
Deciding when and if to let go makes all the difference
Giving is a must for successful founders
Why the wealthy donate is irrelevant. What matters is that they put their cash to work
Inferiority complexes can be useful
A thirst to prove critics and rivals wrong can act as a powerful driver
We need big banks but they need us more
They are hobbled by an ingrained culture in which individual consumers really don’t matter
Grand old man eclipses the VC academics
A book review by Luke Johnson in The Financial Times
My name is Business, and I’m a recovering debtaholic
The capital structure of deals has changed beyond recognition
A capital guide to how entrepreneurship really happens
A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms
Exploding the myths of private equity
A number of myths have sprung up about the relationship between private equity and entrepreneurship, thanks to the fact that the sector’s operations are by their very nature not public.