My name is Steven Wilkinson and I am serial entrepreneur, investment specialist, writer and founder of Good & Prosper – Strategies for Prosperity, a fledgling online education platform that supports, mentors and encourages people committed to their own entrepreneurial journey with advice, thinking and tools to help them craft and implement their own personal strategy for prosperity ( www.goodandprosper.com ).
I am an englishman, born in Lancashire in 1963 who moved to Germany at the age of 24 and have spent almost all of my career in Munich, Germany, before moving to Ireland with my family in early 2015. I have been married to Britta since 2000 and our family is comprised of four children, two dogs, two horses and a tortoise, all of whom live in Delgany. I am an avid long distance trail walker (see www.peregrinations.eu for my trail blogs), cross country skier and sailor, I read voraciously, write enthusiastically and drink large quantities of green tea every day.
I work at the interface between finance, strategy and entrepreneurship and am a founding shareholder and currently Chairman of the publicly listed investment company Solvesta AG, europe’s only public company specialised on acquiring and restructuring small and medium sized businesses out of insolvency.
I am a founding member of the Small Giants Community ( www.smallgiants.org ), a wonderful, US-based organisation, that caters to companies that choose to be great instead of big and provides resources to value-based leaders, as well as an active supporter and mentor within the Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship ( http://ireland.ashoka.org/ ) network, both here in Ireland and in Germany. I believe that business can and should be a force for good in our society and that the more people take entrepreneurial responsibility for their lives, the better our society will be.