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A HES Letter to Santa

Santa Klaus, Santa’s Grotto, Finnish Lapland. Christmas 2021 Dear Santa, Doubtless, you are busy preparing for Christmas, but we thought we ought to write to you, all the same, mainly to wish you a peaceful and joyous Christmas. This time…

Optim Energy – piezoelectric energy harvesting

“Young entrepreneurs and innovators are working hard to create a low carbon energy market” - Jeremiah Thoronka Mankind needs an alternative to fossil fuels. Solar, wind and water-generated energy are all possibilities, but with the present technology, they can be…

The washing machine project improving lives

Humanity is the washerwoman of our society that wrings out its laundry in tears - Karl Klaus, 1874-1936 The handwashing of clothes is a simple but time-consuming and energy-sapping task that has been a significant source of invention for centuries.…

Stella Vita –  world’s first solar powered mobile home

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust (1871-1922) The Coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on international travel in general and international tourism in particular. With the…

Online Harmonious Entrepreneurship International Student Start-Up Competition 2022

Special #GEW2021 announcement Over the past 12 months, the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society (HES) has promoted the concept of Harmonious Entrepreneurship and produced 50+ case studies to exemplify and prove the conceptdeveloped an educational MOOC composed of 10 learning units Now,…

GEW2021 interview: the mind behind the investing in others for sustainable futures

Kay Luan Tay, the recent Vice Chancellor of the International University Malaya-Wales and author of three book on Social and Business Sustainability has wide but unique experience in managing and delivering value across both commercial and non-commercial enterprise. A strong…

Welsh Manumit Coffee Roasters – freedom through coffee

image credit: girl: I.am_nah Another Wales-based case study to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship 2021 #GEW2021 “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free”. ( Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865) While slavery was abolished in most countries 150 or more…

GEW2021 interview: the mind behind Women in Enterprise in Wales

Bev is an experienced practitioner in enterprise, social enterprise, gender equality and rural development/community. She has been and continues to be instrumental in ensuring that the role of women in Wales is consistently enhanced and progressed. As a special GEW2021 deep-dive,…

Bringing hope back to to the valleys

The extraction of oil, coal, and minerals brought, and still brings, a cost to the environment -- Irish singer/songwriter, Bono, 1960 A HES case study based in Wales to celebrate #GEW2021. Wales, often referred to as “the land of song”…

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2021 with HES

a week of activity to celebrate GEW2021 A lot has happened in the 12 months since we launched the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society in GEW 2020. Not only have we published the conceptual article on which the Society is based but…

Two remarkable women of different ages and backgrounds united in their message to the World’s Leaders

In commenting on LinkedIn on COP26 (the UN climate change Conference of the Parties), Suzanne Mooney MBE, Founder of The Lost Food Project, proclaimed, “If only Sir David Attenborough were a world leader”. She was, of course, referring to Sir David’s powerful…

Professor David A. Kirby appointed as UWTSD Professor of Practice

The Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society is proud to announce Professor David A Kirby, holder of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, has been appointed as a 'Professor of Practice' at the University of Wales Trinity St David, Wales. The University has…

Float8, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to land shortage

“Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill” (Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018). One aspect of the sustainability challenge, all too frequently…

Sanergy, a HES case study, finalist in The Earthshot Prize

We must “remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem solve. People can achieve great things”. (HRH The Duke of Cambridge) Launched in October 2020 by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Earthshot…

MarinaTex asking the right questions

MarinaTex, image: licensed to use Plastics waste is a major global problem facing the planet, affecting life on earth both on land and in the sea. The problem is that it is non-biodegradable and can exist in the ecosystem for…

Harmonious Entrepreneurship Principles published

Thrilled to signpost that Professor David A. Kirby and Dr Iman El-Kaffass's Harmonious entrepreneurship – a new approach to the challenge of global sustainability | Emerald Insight is now available online and in print. A perfect Sunday morning read. The…

Argan oil harmonious ventures

oil pic credit: Pixabay “The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield” - John-Baptiste Say (1767-1832) Today Argan oil is considered the most effective anti-ageing oil in…

“The people who give you their food give you their heart” (Cesar Chavez, 1927-1993)

The tragic scenes of refugees fleeing from war-torn Afghanistan bring home, all too vividly, the plight of the “barefoot entrepreneurs” – those people who live ”primarily in marginal, poor and excluded places and contexts” (Imas et al. 2012). While the problem is…

HES recognised for contribution to shifting to a more holistic perspective of entrepreneurship

"Integrating different entrepreneurial sectors allows us to stand together, stronger and more capable than ever before" shares Dr Ayman El-Tarabishy (Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business) in the recently published article "Humane, Sustainable, and Harmonious Entrepreneurship: Shifting…

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant” -Robert Louis Stevenson (1859-1893)

credit: seed (Photo by Joshua Lanzarini) This last week, Felicity and I have been busy promoting Harmonious Entrepreneurship “in the flesh” so to speak. First, we spoke twice at the 15th annual Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) conference hosted by Aston University (ieec.co.uk).…

HES MOOC – Principles of Harmonious Entrepreneurship launched

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn"- Benjamin Fanklin 1706-1790 We are excited to share with you all, our dedicated HES supporters, that the first iteration of our foundation level online course…

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world” (Margaret Mead)

Antur Cymru (Welsh Adventure) is a social enterprise providing support for businesses in Wales. Owned by shareholders in the community who do not profit individually from their investment, they have agreed surpluses should be reinvested in the company. It was…

The Greatest Threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. (Robert Swan)

Tourism has a major economic impact particularly, but not exclusively, on the developing economies of the world. Prior to the Covid 19 pandemic, it accounted for 10 percent of the global GDP and it is anticipated that it will contribute…

Small is beautiful (E.F. Schumacher, 1973)

“ To create a world full of giving” is the mission of Japanese serial entrepreneur Masami Sato. After attending college in Japan she traveled the world and was disturbed by the poverty and inequality she discovered. Eventually, she ended up in…