Celebrating its first birthday, we spoke to the Oxford Foundry's director, Ana Bakshi.
There is strength in difference. In the world of science, examples abound. Take iron: its usefulness to mankind grows when it’s fired with carbon to make steel. Alloy it with more elements and its mechanical properties can be further improved.
The same applies to business. ‘If you’re starting a business, my recommendation is recruit friends who are not like you,’ said Apple CEO Tim Cook on opening the Oxford Foundry, an entrepreneurial centre at the heart of the University, in October 2017.’ Find people different to you, where the common thread is they want to change the world. That is the kernel of a successful company.’