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How to avoid the common mistakes when doing business in the Middle East

Badr Jafar (MST 1999), social entrepreneur and Managing Director of the Crescent Group, says if you make it a priority to understand Middle Eastern culture better, you can reap the rewards. The Middle East can be both an attractive and…

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Conference will examine leadership through peace a century on from the Great War

Leadership through peace is the theme of a conference being held in Cambridge to mark the centenary of the First World War The conference, entitled ‘UK and its Allies, a Century after the Great War: Leadership through Peace’, is being…

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Rossa Shanks (MPhil in Management 2006) and James Lohan, Founder of Mr and Mrs Smith

Co-Founder of Great Little Place, Rossa Shanks, talks start-ups, revenue streams and train sets with his mentor James Lohan, founder of boutique hotel and travel company Mr and Mrs Smith. "Look for someone you'd be happy to go for a…

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Vanessa Gomes (MFin 2011), Director of Alice’s Wardrobe

Living between two cities meant that Vanessa Gomes's wardrobe was in chaos, but her solution set the platform for a thriving business Like many young entrepreneurs, Cambridge Judge Business School Master of Finance alumna Vanessa Gomes's idea was sparked by…

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Cambridge News: £124k to make music with Raspberry Pi

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has awarded Cambridge Junction and key partners Cambridge University Faculty of Education and The Raspberry Pi Foundation a grant of £124,663. The money will be used for a pioneering project – to turn…

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From ice cream to Africa – via online retail

From selling ice cream in Yorkshire to planning a life of social entrepreneurship in Africa, David Thomson's career journey is certainly not without ambition and variety. Currently completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE) at the University of Cambridge Judge…

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Michael Levens (Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship 2013), Director of TrackActive

When Michael Levens was completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, even he may not have grasped the full potential of the new product he was focusing all his efforts on. Yet now, as his company…

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Alumna Alice heads up prize-winning team exploring viruses as a way to treat breast cancer

An ingenious idea to mimic how viruses work in the body to deliver highly targeted cancer treatments has netted funding for a Cambridge team led by CJBS alumna Alice MacNeil Alice (Management Studies Tripos 2012) heads up one of ten…

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Neeraj Agarwal (MBA 2005), Co-Founder and CEO of Tea People

How do you make a viable business out of a social enterprise? Simple, says Neeraj Agarwal: just have an amazing, professionally branded product "Not all social enterprise or fair trade products are great," says Neeraj Agarwal, "and some are presented…

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There may be stubble ahead

Faced with decreasing sales and a fundamental shift in behaviour among your core audience, what steps would you take to make a change? We asked three people to put themselves in the shoes of Gillette, the men's haircare specialists, who…

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