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July 10, 2014

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

Family office professionals are too focused on old money, despite the growth of entrepreneurial wealth, an industry professional says, as a new report reveals the world’s most entrepreneurial countries.

The Global Entrepreneurial Report, by London-based multi family office Oracle Capital, ranked India the most entrepreneurial country in the world, followed by Turkey and the US.

February 7, 2014

When Linda Farrow founded her eponymous sunglasses brand in 1970 she quickly became one of the hippest names in fashion. Farrow shelved her business in the mid-1980s but since 2003 her son and daughter-in-law have been taking the resurrected label to fabulous new heights. CampdenFB talks to Simon Jablon 

In their early 20s young couple Simon Jablon (left) and Tracy Sedino had the extraordinary good luck of stumbling across a hoard of vintage glasses – a mixture of Linda Farrow, Jablon’s mother’s former label, and other designer stock. Trainee fashion designer Sedino ditched her plans for further study so she and Jablon could bring the Linda Farrow brand back to life.

July 18, 2013

Entrepreneur Lara Tarakjian and her brother are definitely smooth operators – they made their fortune with a chain of 20 laser hair-removal clinics in the Middle East.

Entrepreneur Lara Tarakjian and her brother are definitely smooth operators – they made their fortune with a chain of 20 laser hair-removal clinics in the Middle East.

January 31, 2013

A great entrepreneurial idea was behind most, if not all, family businesses. But are families failing to encourage entrepreneurship later down the line – and what will this mean for their future? 

Not long after Masakazu Kongo took over construction business Kongo Gumi, he disclosed the secret to the family business’s centuries of success. It was simple, he said in a 2003 interview. The family concentrated almost solely on its core business of building temples – which had worked out well for the Japanese firm for more than 1,000 years. 

January 31, 2013

How can business families encourage entrepreneurship among their members and what do future entrepreneurs need to remember? CampdenFB takes a look. 

1: Failure isn’t a bad thing
Most entrepreneurs will fail a couple of times before succeeding. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It hurts but I think you can learn a lot from that, if people around you are supportive,” says Johan Andresen, the fifth-generation owner of Norwegian conglomerate Ferd.

 

May 31, 2012

Nicolas Bouckaert is the head of his family’s carpet-making business, Beaulieu of America. But that hasn’t stopped him being an entrepreneur.

Nicolas Bouckaert is the head of his family’s carpet-making business, Beaulieu of America. But that hasn’t stopped him being an entrepreneur.

I wanted an opportunity to get some outside experience – get my feet wet really – before jumping into the family business. It is more valuable to learn by doing things on your own. You will make mistakes, sure, but you learn from them – it is just a different type of learning that you may not get by going directly into the family company.

December 7, 2011

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Diwan Rahul Nanda, head of Indian family business Topsgrup, the country’s largest security provider by revenues, has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the TiE UK Annual Awards.

Organised by a division of The Indus Entrepreneurs, an organisation formed in 1992 by a group of Indian business tycoons, the awards focus on recognising entrepreneurship among Asian business stalwarts in the UK.

August 5, 2010

A new quarterly survey that tracks entrepreneurs’ business sentiment worldwide indicates a strong revival of business optimism as debt levels at many companies fall.

A new quarterly survey that tracks entrepreneurs' business sentiment worldwide indicates a strong revival of business optimism as debt levels at many companies fall.
 
The Global Entrepreneur Indicator, launched by the Entrepreneurs' Organisation and Standard Chartered Private Bank, revealed that over the next 12 months almost all entrepreneurs (96%) predict their headcount will rise or remain the same, with more than three quarters (76%) predicting an increase.
 

July 21, 2010

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of founder Nicolas Hayek, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of Nicolas Hayek, the founder and widely heralded savior of the Swiss watch industry, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

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