Month: June 2011

Entrepreneur series

I’ve started a new Q&A series with entrepreneurs, from the mega successful, to the medium hits and the failures. I start with an internet entrepreneur who’s struggled to get a ‘Facebook for companies’ concept off the ground but still believes in the project. Check out the interview in The Independent and my other blog, People […]

"I’m a perfectionist. I like getting things right. I also enjoy gambling, the adrenalin of risk taking."

Harper Collins’s CEO Victoria Barnsley

After borrowing £80,000 to start her own book publisher Fourth Estate in 1984, then winning the Sunday Times competition for best small publisher, Victoria Barnsley made the switch from entrepreneur to Chief Executive of Harper Collins in 2000. She discusses the highs and lows of her entrepreneurial roots and the future of publishing in a […]