Six lessons from Business is an Adventure in Seattle

Jonathan Sposato, angel investor and PicMonkey CEO, says it’s all about learning something new at every turn and applying it forward. You have to think of how much your business life consumes you, it better be fulfilling, you better be enriched by learning something new or getting the chance to work with awesome people.

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Share the joy

Since working with Virgin Unite to set up The Elders in 2007, I have become great friends with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He has been a huge positive influence in my life, and has taught me so many wonderful lessons. The most important being the power of forgiveness.

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Why I’m joining Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Today is Food Revolution Day – an important point in time for creating real change to help the world feed the future. As Jamie Oliver says, “Access to good, fresh, nutritious food is every child’s human right, but currently we’re failing our children.

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Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs could save £1.4 billion a year

Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of listening to a presentation by Lady Edwina Grosvenor, co-founder of the Clink Charity, who has devoted her whole young life to prison reform and the reintegration of people with a criminal conviction into their families, their communities and the workplace.

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How to boost your wellbeing outside the workplace

Sometimes opening up or making your feelings known to the outside word can be a challenge. So why not start a blog? A blog can be used in a number of ways but more often than not, it gives writers or everyday people an opportunity to document their thoughts.

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Riding the green rush: cannabis industry entrepreneurs and ever-changing regulations

“There’s a bit of a green rush going on. When a new market like this opens up and has the potential for such growth across the whole country, I think investors take note of that. Especially compared to a longstanding industry, like tobacco, where there are existing big players.

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Face to face with will.i.am – Virgin.com

Our discussion was full of interesting conversation, focusing on topics like technology, space, music and the future, as well as how we can use business as a force for good. It wasn’t all serious though, we also found time to talk breakfast choices. Speaking on technology and space, our plans for …

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The woman fighting for hope in Nigeria – Virgin.com

I got to know Ngozi at Davos last year. As we head there again in 2015, I wanted to share her remarkable story. Aged just 13 years old when the War started, Ngozi endured turmoil throughout her adolescent years. Her family lost almost everything, faced deadly diseases and survived on very little foo…

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I get by with a little help from my friends – Virgin.com

Collaboration can be one of the most defining aspects of achieving success in business. Collaboration doesn’t have to be restricted to joint products and cross promotions – often the best types of collaboration are the least expected, like appearing in other companies’ advertisements. In very …

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Africa’s poaching crisis: saving the wild quotes of 2014 (part 3) – Virgin.com

Every child born from this point forward is at risk of never seeing an elephant or a rhino in the wild. On our watch, we have allowed politicians to turn a blind eye to genocide, because that is what this is, a wildlife holocaust, driven by corruption and the exploitation of poverty in Africa, and a…

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