Harmonious Entrepreneurship & its systems thinking roots

Fifteen years ago, I proposed the need for a new entrepreneurship education paradigm (Kirby, 2007). At the International Enterprise Educators Conference (IEEC2022) hosted by Swansea University last week, similar calls were made once more. First, in his keynote address, Professor…

Countdown to HES enterprise competition Awards – meet the panel

David and I are so appreciative of the time, energy and expertise committed by all our international expert judging panel of the first Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society (ltd) Graduate Enterprise Competition. We look forward to our celebrations tomorrow. Good luck to…

LabCycle – revolutionising the recycling of Laboratory Plastic Waste

wastes pic: Bath.ac.uk While research is intended to identify solutions to problems, laboratory-based research can also contribute to them, in particular to the current sustainability challenge. Annually some 5.5 million tonnes of single-use plastic is produced by life sciences research…

Round 2 of the HES Harmonious Enterprise Online Competition

We are pleased to announce that The Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society has now completed the first round of its Online Competition beta testing. Six teams from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)…

Launch Event opens first HES Online Enterprise Competition

We are thrilled to share the successful launch of the first Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society Online Enterprise Competition, in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity St. David and International University of Malaya-Wales. A mix of share and signpost, to help…

Entrepreneurial projects bring joy and value

Like Nelson Mandela, we at the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society believe that "Education is the most powerful weapon you have to change the world". While our primary target is tertiary education, we believe it is never too soon to start, particularly…

Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd. and Parc y Bocs

"I want to see people feeling that they're proud of working for [Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd] and [for them to] put that bit extra in, in terms of the activities we're engaged in" - John Burns In the heart of rural…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

One fortnight in the life of the HES team

The HES has been extra busy these couple of weeks getting key messages out to new and established networks, so I thought I'd share a snapshot. Today, Professor David Kirby, myself, and Paul Ranson, our very skilled HES advisor teamed…

“Waste not want not” (1772, idiom) or “wilful waste makes woeful want” (1576, idom)

For two student entrepreneurs, Josh Shefner and Claire Friona, long-established idioms are a living reality. Both are students of Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering, and both are passionate about poverty elimination and the eradication of waste. They are also…

The “Grameen” Bank of Wales

Outside of Wales few people know of Karen Davies but in South Wales, she does what Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank do in Bangladesh. Through her not-for-profit microfinance social enterprise, “Purple Shoots”, which she established in…

Entrepreneurship Education in Schools: The Celtic Fringe leads the way

Whilst interest in entrepreneurship education has increased over the decades, fuelled by committed advocates such as the European Commission, its implementation remains sporadic, even across countries that have developed relatively comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes. Although it is widely recognised that entrepreneurship…

“Oh Food! Magical food! Wonderful Food! Marvellous Food! Beautiful Food!”

Despite Lionel Bart’s “Oliver” eulogy of food, it is a problem. We need it to live, yet both an excess and a shortage can kill us. Some 850 million people, globally, are believed to be undernourished and each day an…

EntreCompEdu & International Council for Small Business Webinar Videos

A key part of our work at the Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society is getting 'our' message out throughout our international networks. So, hot off the press, to catch up with our work: Felicity's 'Creating Value through the SDGs' video for the…