“There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”

Jules Verne

Creating a World Without Borders

Many of the messages on my website reflect my passion for a world of greater understanding between peoples, greater tolerance, more collaboration and ‘co-opetition’ – partnerships in practice and cross border knowledge exchanges.

World Without Borders is not a political model, but seeks to join peoples of diverse ethnic, cultural and political backgrounds in developing a Mindset which reaches across borders to create wealth (in the broadest meaning of the word) and enhance and accelerate prosperity, through economic growth in communities of common purpose and societies which demonstrate social inclusion.

Moving closer to A World Without Borders will mean having greater trust and confidence in partners and in the concept and practice of Open Innovation.

Education Without Borders will be an integral part of the forward march to a borderless World in which coming generations are enriched by the innovation born of cross cultural interest and exploration.

Think about it… A World Without Borders… Education Without Borders… Business Without Borders… Brain Circulation connecting more of us day by day… it can be more than a dream!

Alan Barrell – Cambridge, December 2016

My Work Today

My work embraces innovation, entrepreneurship, the commercialisation of research and education. The spectrum is broad – from schools and universities to the public and charitable sectors and involves being investor and investee. Much of my time is spent with and on the next generation of world citizens and leaders. I am pleased and proud to believe in globalisation in the broad and extended positive understanding of the world. I deal with politics, including geopolitics because I have to but I am not political. PEOPLE and the engagement and betterment of PEOPLE and Society are the primary focus of my interest and I remain convinced that through the constructive development of cross border and cross cultural understanding and collaboration – there remains the prospect for many of us of living  a mindset and practical reality of A WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS. In an often disrupted and conflicted world – lives can still be lived to common purpose and cultural enlightenment and understanding – notwithstanding the dilemmas thrown up through issues of race, creed and divergence of philosophies. My main affiliations are featured here – the companies, institutions and other organisation I work closely with. I invite visitors to connect with my companies, affiliates and interests and to connect and communicate with them and with me whenever and wherever the prospect of enlarging a collective creative and entrepreneurial ecosystem appears to be on offer. Do visit the section on the website listing my favourite quotations – which will give more insights into the world I seek to inhabit. My mailbox is always open to constructive and challenging messages.

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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© Alan Barrell 2008 – 2018