I was invited to attend a very fascinating panel discussion about Entrepreneurship, whether it’s inherited or taught? The guest panelists included Lord Mayor of London, Lord Marland of Odstock and the person I was most looking forward to, Mohammed Jaffar, the person who sold Talabat not long ago.
Mohammed was known by Entrepreneurs but not the mass public. He became viral (and a multimillionaire) overnight when he sold his business Talabat.com for a groundbreaking 50KD million deal in February last year to a German based company. I had a 1 to 1 talk with Mohammed which was filled with insights.
Overall the panel agreed that Entrepreneurship can be a combination of things, inherited, taught, or thrust upon you as one mentioned in a comedic way. There was a lot of talk about how so many people want to become Entrepreneurs in Kuwait and how to keep this flow going. A good point mentioned was about failure, never take it in negative connotation, learn from it and move on to better things. No Entrepreneurship starts in success, there are always bumps and falls along the way to learn from and excel. After the panel discussion everyone was invited to the Chairman’s Club to have top-notch quality dinner, but I was too exhausted so I left and ended up with a cheese croissant from Caribou. I will definitely consider future talks from the British Council. You can visit their website [here] which is filled with useful information such as learn English classes and guide to study in UK etc. There’s also the Kuwait British Business Center for Entrepreneurs interested in Kuwait/British business relations check out their website [here].