FREE tickets for The Pitch 2010 Final 16th Nov

As part of Global Enterprise Week the grand final of The Pitch 2010 will be held in front of a live audience on Tuesday 16 November at the glorious IoD Headquarters in London, UK.

The Pitch is an annual competition where entrepreneurs compete and pitch regionally (in 5 major cities) for the chance to pitch in the grand final for £50,000 worth of business support. The finalists will pitch their business to a high-profile panel of judges including household names Tim Campbell & Julie Meyer.

This free all day conference has an exciting agenda full of business advice, networking, face-to-face mentoring and real-life stories and lessons from successful entrepreneurs like Doug Richard. For a full break down of the jam-packed day check out the and to register for your free ticket click HERE.

Thanks to Mr Inspire for the info!

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What does learning mean in the 21st century?

Here is a wrap-up video featuring myself and a few other familiar faces from the Channel 4  Education Summer Conference 🙂

Channel 4 Education Conference

I was asked to speak on behalf of The 4WD Foundation with the wonderful Captain Sam Conniff of Livity at this Summer’s Channel 4 Education Conference on “What you really need to know, but never never learn at school“. Sam and I combined our knowledge and experiences that have come from working with young people who aren’t in education, employment or training (NEET) to present the huge impact that educational irrelevance has on these young people. We also spoke about how unhelpful and isolating acronyms like ‘NEET’ are.

Here are some of the main insights that we shared:

The 4WD Insight

Education doesn’t teach students about the lifelong relevance and importance of information. Information is a basic component of knowledge (which is power) and therefore is a micro component of education. In order to succeed in life, a young person needs to know:
– how to initiate, develop and maintain a positive relationship with information
They need to know:
– how best to analyse, critique, demand, exploit, interact with, source and value information
This enables them to go on to live a life making positive informed life choices & decisions.

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