When I was asked in 2014 to start reviewing business books and making some reading recommendations we decided to film it at The British Library in London where I was then the official Entrepreneur in Residence.
Due to many reasons, not least my travel schedule and diary, we always struggled to coordinate dates and times in London so when at the end of 2015 serious bottlenecks occurred in my already overloaded diary we decided that it would, in future, be logistically easier to find a location in either the Cotswolds or Bristol.
During a conversation with people at The University of the West of England it was suggested by senior university staff that UWE would really like to collaborate on creating something special with us based at the Arnolfini International Arts Centre & Gallery situated right at the heart of Bristols historic Harbourside.
We visited the venue early this year and were hugely impressed by the auditorium which has been used for BBC TVs Question Time, and as much so by the professionalism and enthusiasm of UWE & Arnolfini staff for a project designed to inform and educate entrepreneurs and business people from all walks of life.
Thoughtful and balanced thinking is critical if our new crop of business leaders are to raise the bar, particularly post Brexit. International trade creates prosperity for everyone and it is essential that everyone benefits from enterprise.
Education, whether formal or not, is essential so I genuinely hope my series of chat shows Talking Books With Stephen Fear will help create a better understanding of different business topics.
There will be reviews on subjects such as…
• Gorilla Marketing
• Buying A Business
• Starting Without Capital
• Exporting for Beginners
• Working From Home
The next six books have been chosen but anyone with recommendations after that are welcome to email PA@feargroup
I hope you can join me in this inaugural interactive chat show on September 29th 2016 which also features a 20 minute Q&A session. Tickets are available here.
Official sponsors for this first event are Moon Consulting & Bartons Solicitors with Jessie May the official charity.