Category Archives: Entrepreneurial journey

STORIES FROM THE HUBRIS – Confidently Overcoming “Over-Confidence Bias”

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a fulltime entrepreneur. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s aim to understand how founders continue to succumb to the overconfidence bias, and what they can do about it. Courage vs Over-confidence Courage […]

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How to start and run a business with your two best friends

Would you start a business with your friends? That’s exactly what Ariadna Pui MBA2021 did. Here she tells her story of how she balances business with friendship, all with the added challenges of working in a remote environment. Remember those times when friendships were easy? You met at school, listened to the same music, hated […]

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Ayesha Ofori

Ayesha Ofori: Finding purpose through entrepreneurship

Ayesha Ofori knew that she had made an important journey with her property investment portfolio, moving from what she terms a “side hustle” to a principal source of income, when she discovered that she was earning more from property than with her job with Goldman Sachs. In this post, she shares how she found purpose […]

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Startup Internships: Reflections from our business school students

Many students pursue an MBA to tap into the range of opportunities available across myriad industries and job functions. While some students start the MBA with specific entrepreneurship goals in mind, a growing number of firms – almost to a cliché – cite “entrepreneurial drive” as a key characteristic they look for in candidates. “I […]

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Richard Vecqueray

Richard Vecqueray – LBS gave me the language to grow my business

By the time Map of Ag CEO Richard Vecqueray embarked on his MBA at London Business School in 2016, the digital economy had become a dominant force in almost every sphere of global business. Importantly, agriculture, his own business community, was the one remaining sector still offering untapped opportunity. “There is so much innovation going […]

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Accomplished Entrepreneur Award winners

LBS Alumni Anuj Srivastava and Mark Kornfilt receive the Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards

Livspace co-founder Anuj Srivastava MBA2003 and Mark Kornfilt EMBALS2014, co-founder of Livestream, have been recognised by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at London Business School for their entrepreneurial achievements. The Accomplished Entrepreneur Awards was established in 2010 to celebrate alumni who have built innovative businesses, the awards have become a highly anticipated moment […]

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STORIES FROM THE PARTI PRIS – Surviving “Survivorship bias”

In these unprecedented times of (using the word unprecedented) uncertainty, many of us are contemplating taking the leap of faith and becoming a fulltime entrepreneur. In this edition of the Zymurgist Diaries, let’s aim to understand how various biases trick founders and why founders continue to succumb to them, and what they can do about it. […]

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10 Lessons from the Animal Kingdom for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Investors

There are many great voices but not all are human. While animals cannot speak, they can teach us amazing lessons without saying anything. These lessons are especially useful for entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and students. Mahesh Dumbre shares 10 lessons worth pondering from the Animal Kingdom. 1. Feed the eagles and eat the chicken. This is how the […]

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