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Riding the entrepreneurial wave

With an increased entrepreneurial spirit driving growth in the legal industry, John van der Luit-Drummond wonders who the real innovators are and if they will succeed in implementing real change to the profession

9 December 2014

Nowadays, you cannot turn on the television without having your senses subjected to wannabe Donald Trumps, Lord Sugars, Duncan Valentines or James Caans declaring, on shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons Den, that they have the next big idea for business.

Likewise, on any of the most popular social media channels, you can’t throw a metaphorical stone without hitting someone with the word ‘entrepreneur’ appearing in big, bold, uppercase letters on their digital profiles. From bakers to nightclub owners and IT professionals to graduates, people label themselves with this most popular of modern honorifics, even though it is often the case that these individuals demonstrate little evidence to back up their innovator credentials.

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