Investors

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

Never Had It So Good? Think Again

Nick Sanderson | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Nick Sanderson

It has long been a commonly held view that this generation, like the babyboomers before them, have never had it so good, with a higher take home salary and booming property market. However, it appears that the rising cost of living, increasing life expectancy and changes to the pension system have started to have an effect.

She Shoots, She Misses! Why Failure Is the Key to Brilliance

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

'Fail better', fail fast, but make sure you've failed: that's what venture capitalists and innovation experts keep telling us. But how many of us truly embrace failure? I'm not sure we're even agreed on what it means.

Animal Welfare Isn't on the Agenda

Philip Lymbery | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

I'm delighted to hear that both Coop Group (Switzerland) and Marks & Spencer are showing leadership in farm animal welfare and have come out top this year. As well as managing animal welfare risks, embracing higher animal welfare can be embraced as a business opportunity.

Meth Heads on Quad Bikes

Declan Curran | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Declan Curran

I love cars. I can't help it really; my father had me driving a 1949 Austin to school mere days after passing my driving test. This was a pretty unique set of wheels for a 17-year old to commandeer, and it's been a twisted love affair with the automobile ever since...

'Retirement' Presents a Strong Investment Opportunity

Nick Sanderson | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Nick Sanderson

The opportunity for investment is huge, and we need only look to the international comparisons for a sense of the scale. Currently market penetration in the UK is less than 0.5 percent, compared with 14 percent in the US and 8 percent in Australia.

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.

Breaking New Ground in the World of Online Press Releases

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Ever since a certain Mr. Ivy Lee created the first press release on behalf of a railway comapny in the event of a big railway accident more than a 100 years ago, press releases have been integral part of any Public Relations endeavor, be it for individuals, organisations, business entities or government agencies.

Capitalism 2.0: Is There a Better Way?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

"Do not be mistaken. There are many thousands of business leaders and investors at all scales who want to align their actions and their decisions with...

UK Banks Have A Shortfall Of £60bn, Warns Bank Of England

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

The UK's banking sector is in the spotlight once again after the Bank of England's Financial Stability Report revealed a £60 billion black hole in UK...

Want To Buy Shares In A Scottish Third Division Football Club?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

Rangers Football Club has announced it intends to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, raising up to £20 million for the beleaguered...

Charlie Thomas

Will Facebook Investors 'Like' Or 'Unlike' Their Shares?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Thursday is the day when people who bought the first round of shares in social networking giant Facebook can sell their holdings but views are mixed a...

Pity the Poor Investor?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fourth part of our 'As If People Matter' series, we take the investor's perspective, as they too try and make sense of a changing world. -- "In...