About

 

“A loving person lives in a loving world, a hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.”

Ken S Keyes. Jr

Professor Alan Barrell – DBA, FRSA

Alan has worked in Health Care and Medical Research, as Chairman and Chief Executive of large multi-national companies and smaller technology start-ups. He teaches in Universities in UK, Europe, North America and Asia with Professorships in European and Chinese Universities. He has raised and managed a Venture Capital Fund and, is a Business Angel Investor and Trustee of charities. His current work is focused heavily on the development of UK-China Trade and Relationships including cross-continental investment. Most recently appointed Chairman of a 3 billion RMB Chinese Technology Venture Fund. Alan promotes the vision of “A World Without Borders”.

My Favourite Quotes

INSPIRATION is so often the means whereby we can be lifted from either a bad mood, despair, or that dull state of mind which descends on each of us from time to time. And INSPIRATION can be the key which unlocks the door to better, healthier, greater, more creative thoughts and actions. I have always found the wonderful and often eloquent words of great thinkers, discoverers and leaders help me to find my way towards the light when darkness threatens – or to point the way through a sticky problem. And such words often open my mind, and many more minds to greater and more positive things which can be done. The Human Spirit needs food for growth and development and for sustenance during tough times. Maybe some of these words will INSPIRE you.

Please help me to be inspired and keep this list of great words alive and growing – by sending me your own favourite Quotations, so that I can add them. Any language will do!

There is nothing so powerful as an idea – whose time has come. Jules Verne

90% of all the scientists and engineers born in the human race are alive today. Prof. John Story

没有什么比一个时机成熟的好想法更有力量。 儒勒•凡尔纳

Luck – yes I have it – but, funny thing….the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get. Tiger Woods

Chance favours only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

运气-是的,我的确拥有-但有趣的是…我愈发勤奋,似乎就变得愈发幸运。 世界高尔夫冠军-泰格 • 伍兹

机会只垂青那些做好准备的人。 路易斯•巴斯德

The Source of Real Discovery consists not in seeking new Landscapes… But in having NEW EYES. Marcel Proust

The world is big enough for everyone’s needs – but it is too small for the GREED of one man! Mahatma Gandhi

Excellence can be achieved, if we: Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, Expect more than others think is possible. Deborah Johnson-Ross

When the strong winds blow – some people build walls and others build windmills!

Chinese Proverb

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity – the optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

世界人类科学家中90%的科学家今日仍然健在。 约翰 • 史都瑞 教授-欧洲工商管理学院

真正的发现之旅不在于找寻新的景观,而是在于拥有新的眼光。 马塞尔•普鲁斯特

这个世界能够容纳所有人的需要-但是却装不下一个人的贪婪! 莫罕达斯 •卡拉姆昌德 •甘地

卓越是可以实现的,如果我们:超出他人以为的智慧,关注更多;超出他视为安全的界限,冒险更大;超出他人以为可行的界限,梦想更多;超出他人以为可能的界限,期望更高。 德博拉•约翰逊•罗斯

当强风来袭时-有人铸造墙壁抵挡而有人却建起风车!

中国谚语

悲观主义者在每一个机会中都看到困难-而乐观主义者却在每一个困难中看到机遇。

温斯顿• 丘吉尔

教育就是领导人类的灵魂前往最美好的地方并充分利用那儿的一切。

约翰• 拉斯金

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein

You look at things and ask – why? but I dream of things that never were and ask – why not? George Bernard Shaw

Creativity is no more than looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. Albert Szent Gyorgyi

The Vitality of Thought is an adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something has to be done about them.

Alfred North Whitehead

I have not failed – I just found 10,000 ways that do not work.

Thomas Edison

The World Owes you Nothing! – It was here first!

Mark Twain

想象力比知识更为重要。知识是有限的,而想象力却无所不包。 阿尔伯特 • 爱因斯坦

你看着事情问-为什么?但是我梦想从来没有过的事物问-为什么不这样做呢? 乔治 . 萧伯纳

创造力不过就是和其他人看着同样的事物,却用不同的方式思考。 圣捷尔吉 • 阿尔伯特 (诺贝尔奖获得者)

思想的生命力就好似一场冒险。理念不会长存。必须得作出相应的行动。

阿尔弗雷德• 诺思• 怀特黑德

我并没有失败-我不过是找到了一万种行不通的方法而已。

托马斯. 爱迪森

别四处抱怨世界亏欠了你!世界什么都不欠你的,你还没出生它就存在了!

马克. 土温

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best and making what is best of them.

John Ruskin

Alan Barrell’s career journey is ongoing and the story is summarised in short and long form in the profile and biographical information included here. Visitors to the site are invited to use this information for reference and to download and share whenever appropriate. Alan makes every effort to reply to requests for more information and to reply to questions.

Profile in
ENGLISH (PDF)

Biography & Recent Work in ENGLISH (PDF)

Biography & Recent Work in CHINESE (PDF)

Best Seller – “Show Me The Money”

“Show Me The Money” is a widely used workbook by Alan Barrell, David Gill and Martin Rigby about raising the cash to get a business off the ground….

Alan’s World:
Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurship 101

30 June 2014 | 34 MB

Canada’s Entrepreneur Institute features 3 broadcasts by Alan in June – ‘Entrepreneurship 101’ ‘From Silos to Ecosystems’ and ‘The Continuum of Entrepreneurial Finance’ – see all here.

Entrepreneurship 101

30 June 2014 | 34 MB

Canada’s Entrepreneur Institute features 3 broadcasts by Alan in June – ‘Entrepreneurship 101’ ‘From Silos to Ecosystems’ and ‘The Continuum of Entrepreneurial Finance’ – see all here.

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