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- Thursday 17 February 2011
- 7.00pm to 8.30pm
The term entrepreneur conjures up a certain image. For some it might signify a charismatic individual with incredible networking abilities; for others, it might be a graduate with a world-class business degree. But which qualities are guaranteed to determine entrepreneurial success?
If you have ever contemplated what makes a successful entrepreneur, the Royal Institution, in partnership with specialist SME insurer Hiscox, would like to invite you to a one-off debate ‘Entrepreneurship: Art or science?’ – between some of the country’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and business experts. Central to the debate will be the question of whether it is innate skills or skills you can learn via education which lay the best foundations for business success.
The panel includes:
Vivienne Parry as Chair - leading scientific journalist and former Tomorrow's World presenter
Max McKeown – author and strategic adviser for four of the five most admired companies in the world. He is a well-known speaker on a range of topics including innovation, engagement, human potential and competitive advantage
Daniel T Jones – founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy in the UK. He advises a number of major organisations on lean transformations and prior to this was European Director of MIT’s Future of the Automobile and International Motor Vehicle Programs
We regret that Will Whitehorn has had to withdraw from this event but we are delighted to announce that Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic Airways will be taking his place on the panel.
The debate will provide guests with the opportunity to hear the opinions and experiences of an inspiring group of individuals, with the chance to interact and ask them questions.
Please note, tickets to this event include a complimentary drink and opportunity to discuss the issues at a post-event reception.
NB To redeem the Real Business offer, select the number of tickets to be purchased from the ‘Standard’ box on the ticket booking page, add to shopping basket and enter the promotional code at the point of purchase.