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In this issue

An interview with the winner of the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013, along with analysis and profiles of some of the finalists

Victory for the American dream

Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish immigrant, has built a US dairy empire on hard work and gut instinct, discovers Jonathan Moules


Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of yoghurt brand Chobani, has won the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Anthony Podesta, founder of McMillan Shakespeare, had to remortgage his house three times to fund growth
Lance Uggla, founder and chief executive of Markit, explains the pluses and minuses of London as a start-up location

Throw away the suit and know execution matters

People who are more concerned about dress code than substance are not worth working with, writes Doug Monro

Funding: Angels, peers and banks get behind SMEs

Alternatives can fill the financing gap, says Virginia Marsh

Ugo Fonda
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Natural ethos nets success for Slovenian fish farmers

Premium, healthily farmed fish that comes with a freshness guarantee is finding a market in Slovenia and beyond, writes Kester Eddy

Entrepreneur: Mario Hernandez
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Business is revitalising Colombia’s image

Mario Hernández overcame huge obstacles on the path to success, writes Jonathan Moules

Emmanuel Katongole
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QCI: Local production can help to tackle malaria

Home production favours Africa, says Jonathan Moules

McMillan Shakespeare: Teacher saw tax benefits beyond the fringe

Businesses and staff gain from flexible salary schemes, says Paul Solman

Leadership: Art of delegation provides key to success

The most effective people at the top understand how to let others take charge, writes Jonathan Moules

Tech start-ups: Innovation hubs all over world seek to follow Silicon Valley lead

From Helsinki to Santiago, new start-up hotspots are emerging, writes Jonathan Moules

Franz Chen

Taiwan: A revival of an ancient art for the modern era

Teamwork and a shared goal put fine porcelain back in the mainstream, writes Liz Bolshaw

Indonesia: Long queues gave inspiration

Local knowledge and the ability to act on an opportunity are key, says Liz Bolshaw

The Godrej Group: Good-quality products can be made for low earners

The Godrej Group is helping to forge India’s economic independence with a portfolio of diversified products, says Jonathan Moules

Methodology and judging process

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year prize was founded in 1986 and takes in 140 cities in more than 50 countries