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Punked? How an Upstart Brewing Company Sold Up and Sold Out

Justin Green/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Scott Taylor, University of Birmingham Want to be a multi-millionaire? Well then, start a “rebel business”, generate brand controversy – and then sell it to the capitalists you appeared to despise. That’s one way to do it. Scottish multinational brewery, distiller and bar chain BrewDog is the most recent version of this story. It has attracted a lot of attention recently. Continue reading →

Book Review: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

‘If I keep doing good over the time, I will eventually be rewarded’, that is one of the core principles that have been highly influential in shaping my personality from a very young age. And my stance for this ideology has ever since persuaded me to believe that the acts of sharing, helping and collaborating with others would lead to personal and general satisfaction. Continue reading →

Frexit: How a Le Pen Victory Could Unleash a Tsunami of Economic Volatility

Panicos O. Demetriades, University of Leicester With Marine Le Pen through to the second round of the French presidential elections, the prospect of Frexit, which is at the centre of her economic policies, is beginning to spook financial markets. While the possibility of Le Pen winning in the second round remains remote, two weeks can be a long time in politics. When it comes to the implications of a French exit from the European Union, commentators have so far focused on the €1. Continue reading →

Tom Davidson: BCUR17!

Last week was a very busy week for Co-Design, with a trip to Exeter Change Agents network, and this week built on that! In total 5 members of the group attended the British Conference on Undergraduate research in Bournemouth, and another 4 attended the Chartered Association of Business School’s conference in Bristol. Tom Rowledge and I attended the Bournemouth conference for both days, and we were joined by Stephanie and Aressma on Tuesday and by Sam on Wednesday. Continue reading →

Stephanie and Aressema: BCUR17!

The conference at Bournemouth University was a great experience to interact with a vast majority of people from all over the UK and some as far as Dubai. It was heavily student-based so it gave us the opportunity to engage in conversations with like-minded people. There was quite an exhilarating atmosphere that filled the place and we couldn't wait to get started. Continue reading →

Exeter #JiscCAN17 Conference Day 2

    The second day started well, with a gourmet full english breakfast and a beautiful view over Exter. Here we were able to draw up our battle plan, with the aim for us to split up and attend as much as we could to try and cover a broad range of presentations and workshops. We have provided some small summaries of the presentations we attended for a brief overview of content and the general theme. Continue reading →

Book Review: Accelerating Out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-growth Economy

  How do you, not just survive, but thrive in the aftermath of a recession where so many failed to do so? The subtitle of this book is what immediately jumped out at me when I pulled it off the library shelf. To be able to say this book provides an answer on how to win in a slow growth economy in just 202 pages is quite a claim considering the struggle of most businesses post-recession. Continue reading →