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Why veterans make great entrepreneurs

Me in The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/entrepreneurs-military-veterans-heropreneurs-business-ptsd-a8764386.html

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Soft tools for hard problems

In the six months or so that I have been chairing Equal, it’s become clear to me that conventional tools alone won’t break this awful disproportional treatment that black people and Muslims in particular face in the criminal justice system. … Continue reading

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Where education fails, employers must step up

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/bexit-business-young-talent-employees-training-recruitment-education-a8708386.html

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Do you know why I couldn’t create The Cinnamon Club today?

Me in The Independent on banks and how they can help start-ups like they did with me 20 years ago https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/restaurants-banks-iqbal-wahhab-cinnamon-club-roast-natwest-business-rates-a8610751.html

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Recall issued on the mantra of our time

I imagine like most people when they first meet John Elkington, I was a bit awe-struck when we had lunch about a year back. After all, this is the man who created the term the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) that … Continue reading

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Why small businesses should broadcast their social impacts more

An article by me in The Independent today http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/indyventure/corporate-social-responsibility-iqbal-wahhab-peak-b-charity-business-a8559336.html

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The financial case for mentoring

An article I’ve written for the International Business Times http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uk-businesses-must-mentor-youth-realise-their-potential-fill-19bn-gdp-gap-1644637

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Published this in The Huffington Post today

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iqbal-wahhab-obe-/presidents-shopkeepers-diversity_b_18285478.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Release the ban on day release

A couple of years ago at Roast when our chefs took direct ownership of my previous relationship with The Clink restaurant in Brixton Prison, they cranked up our level of engagement by offering inmates day release opportunities to come and … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as the cultural appropriation of a cuisine?

The other day I was sent a link to this BBC programme and couldn’t believe a lot of what I was hearing. In America, a lot of minority communities are up in arms because they are witnessing people not from … Continue reading

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