Category Archives: Reflections

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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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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“Entrepreneurship is not a career, it’s a burning obsession” – Greg Moran, Founder and CEO of Zoomcar

At this TELL Series event, we heard Greg Moran’s enthralling story of building Zoomcar, and his motivation and learnings in entrepreneurship. Born in United States, he dropped out of business school and relocated to India to start Zoomcar, a pan-India personal mobility company. Spotting the early trends of wide-scale technology adoption and changing demography, he […]

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Michael Hay

Michael Hay and the Foundations of Entrepreneurship at LBS

Many people will remember the late Professor Michael Hay who was a major champion of entrepreneurship at LBS over many years and pioneered so many early initiatives that established entrepreneurship teaching and new venture support at the School. He also played a leading role in establishing London Business School’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in […]

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We’re hiring: Part-time Research Associate in Entrepreneurship

This is a part-time appointment, competitively compensated on an hourly basis, to start as soon as possible. The position will offer first-hand exposure to the scholarship of leading LBS faculty – Prof. Olenka Kacperczyk, Prof. Ioannis Ioannou and Prof. Luisa Alemany – and practitioners in the fields of venture capital, entrepreneurship and sustainability. It will […]

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