Stephen’s Blog

Welcome to the blog of Stephen Fear. Businessman, Doctor of Business Administration, Author, Former Entrepreneur in Residence & Ambassador of the British Library, Philanthropist. Based UK, France, USA – twitter @fearstephen

All blogs written by Stephen Fear are for general information purposes only and express personal opinions, and do not necessarily constitute fact and should not be relied upon wholly or in part in the form of advice or in any other way. All content is designed for the enjoyment of the reader and is based on personal experience and opinions.

House of Commons

I was at Portcullis House earlier this year to hear The Secratary of State for Communities & Local Government,Eric Pickles, anounce some funding initiatives to help roll out the business & intellectual property programmes formatted by The British Library in London where I am Entrepreneur in Residence. Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham…

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The Power of Focus

Someone asked me the other day what I thought was the one factor that increased a persons chance of success in any area. I didn’t need to consider the question for long before I answered “Focus”. In my opinion focus is the most important thing to consider if you want…

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London Loves Excellence Awards June 25th 2013

I have spent sometime over this beautiful weekend reading through the shortlisted businesses for the above event which takes place on June the 25th at The Marriot in Grosvenor Square, London where I am one of the judges. What a fantastic selection of businesses we have to choose from in…

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President Hillary Clinton

Will the World see the first woman US President in 2016? Clintons intellect and political connections,plus her growing popularity across the nation will in my opinion see her defeat Joe Biden and any other contenders to win the Democratic nomination which will then leave her only to defeat the Republicans…

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Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

What a joke that title is! North Korea is no democracy & certainly does not belong to its people as implied. It belongs to Kim Jong-un its childish President who at 29 is the Worlds youngest leader of a nation with nuclear weapons. The fact that that nation is not…

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Cold Calling Tips

As I mentioned in my last blog Cold Calling can be a very effective way of opening new business doors but in an age where many people are fed up with being called, especially by the insurance protection industry, you need to adopt a more modern approach if you don’t…

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Cold Calling isn’t Everyones Cup of Tea!

I was asked by Bryher Scudamore over lunch this week in Carrlucios near The British Library in London for the best way to make a cold business call to a prospective customer. Bryher has developed a business called Autodotbiography Ltd http://www.autodotbiography.com/ which is a brilliant idea and which she developed…

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Green Shoots of Recovery? Busy busy Bath

Have you noticed since the beginning of the new year that everywhere appears to be busy? Whether this is just a blip remains to be seen but in my opinion people seem to be out and about! I don’t know if they’re spending or not because I haven’t reviewed January’s…

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Dragon Den Denial

I have recieved many calls and emails over this weekend including one from Canada, congratulating me on becoming the new Dragon to replace Theo Paphitis who is leaving to concentrate on other interests! This is news to me, and I can absolutely confirm that I have not been approached by…

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Nick Clegg as a potential Prime Minister

  Nick Clegg has recently said that he would still like to be Prime Minister one day which brings into focus  his leadership ability and vision. In my opinion Nick Clegg is a nice & honest man who is well suited to his role as an understudy but would not…

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David Camerons EU Speech

I was asked by members of the press to comment on David Camerons speech about a possible referendum on Britains membership of the EU, which I did and can be read in quite a few publications. My view is that leaving the European Union would be catostrophic for the UK,…

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