Not at all. The traditional image of an entrepreneur may be that of a twenty-something with a bright idea, an MBA-approved business plan and an imminent appointment at his local Porsche dealership.
But if the boom and somewhat inevitable bust of the dotcom years have taught us anything, it is that profit and lasting value are two very different things.
Successful businesses need to demonstrate entrepreneurial flair at every stage of development.
Braithwaite built his first boat in 1968 and by 1972 Sunseeker boasted a turnover of £100,000. To win an award like Entrepreneur of the Year some 34 years later is a testament to Braithwaite’s ongoing commitment to innovation and others should learn from it.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements