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Are men more innovative than women?

The answer is no. The common mistake in this debate is to solely think of innovation as inventions, new businesses and new ideas. When you think along these lines, global entrepreneurs of past and present begin to come to mind…

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Initial Investment – Where to start

It does not matter how good an idea you might have; how brilliant your vision might be or even how good your business plan is until someone agrees with you and says: Yes, I am going to invest. Convincing someone…

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The Lost Art Of Listening

Have you ever tried to listen to every single word of a song? How far did you get? My prediction is that you wouldn’t get very far at all. Why? Because your concentration levels are battling with so many distractions…

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Everyone is a Managing Director

When you start a business or end up at the top of the business, you pick up the wonderful title of Managing Director. It is your job and responsibility then to grow your idea, build a team and make your…

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Change your words, change your mindset

“Change your words, change your mindset”, an advice given to me by my teaching mentor and an attitude which I have instilled within my classroom ever since. Positivity and compassion are key values at Arcadia as we understand the importance…

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Need creative inspiration? Let’s Gogh!

In my opinion, creativity is the single most important aspect that we must develop in children and young people. Not only does it help produce the next Van Gogh or Mozart, but it promotes and nurtures key life skills such…

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Once upon a time…

Ever since I can remember, I have always loved listening to and reading stories. As a child, my highlight of the week would be going to the library on a Saturday morning with my mum and choosing a selection of…

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Food for Thought

Have you ever heard the expression, “can’t cook, won’t cook”? Well, this was well and truly myself before I attended university. I thought that the kettle’s purpose was for boiling eggs and I could not make toast without burning it….

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Finding time to develop your ideas

Ever since 7billionideas began, people have been intrigued about how we developed our business and I know this is the same when talking to the CEO of The Arcadia Preparatory School, Navin Valrani, and his team. After sharing our story…

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