You’ll Never Guess What This Vietnamese Business Owner Was Selling…

Think of a time you’ve wanted to make some money. We think of it a lot. Whether it be on the high street, on Amazon or in a bank, we’ve all been there. What’s more satisfying than hearing the jingling of coins in your pocket?

Whilst I was on my Vietnam tour in April, I noticed a certain peculiar business. It required no website, no Facebook Ads, no social media, nothing but one man and an umbrella by the side of the road. This guy was selling shade! Customers on motorbikes would drive up to the side of the road and pay for however long they were there for. It was genius!

You can start a business doing ANYTHING.

Stay Mighty!


Meeting Mary Portas and the Importance of Experience in Retail

I recently had the opportunity to meet the fabulous Mary Portas at an Entrepreneur’s Circle event run by Nigel Boterill. Of course, I knew Mary from TV but I must admit, I didn’t exactly know much about her story and how she found herself being crowned Mary Queen of Shops.

One day after the Young and Mighty book launch I wasn’t exactly in the mood to get out of bed at six in the morning but I knew this was something worth getting up for!

A bubbly, energetic Mary Portas took to the stage (with on point hair may I add!) In five years of retail I don’t think I’ve ever met someone with such passion and dedication towards it. In a world of easy access to our favourite brands online, it’s very easy for all of us, me included, to be led into an obsession of online shopping. Mary talks a lot about the successes and mistakes that all retailers are making today.

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Vietnam Tour

Follow Henry as he starts his far east tour, speaking to students and entrepreneurs throughout Vietnam.

Learning from Instagram

Meeting Mike Krieger

Last year, I met up with Mike Krieger, the co-founder of Instagram.

Because of the nature of his product, I had this impression in my mind that he would be loud and the centre of attention. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Mike is a thinker. Very quiet, calm and unassuming. A really lovely guy.Read more…

Save, Spend and Invest

Mary Buffett

I was lucky enough to spend three days with Mary Buffett and I must admit I found it life changing.

I have to be honest, I didn’t really know how her ex father in law, Warren Buffet, became one of the world’s richest men. I didn’t know anything about investing and certainly didn’t think I would be able to do it.

I met Mary because we were both speakers on the Wealth Summit tour in Vietnam. We shared a poster in fact!

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When I met Moonpig

Nick Jenkins, founder of

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending a day with Nick Jenkins, the founder of the fantastic personalised greeting card company

I love to hear stories of how ideas were created – it is never as straightforward as it seems.

I had two questions that I was desperate to ask: Why call the company Moonpig and how did they come up with one of the most contagious jingles ever?

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