048 3 January 2020

Don’t bother with anyone who doesn’t bother with you

Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE, Serial entrepreneur

Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor might best be described as a serial entrepreneur — though that doesn’t really cut it. Stefan has been a policeman, an advertising agency founder, a film producer, a stock broker, the director of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charities, an arch philanthropist, and an advisor and investor to countless successful start ups. He’s also the first Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship at King’s College London.

In a lively recording, we spoke about Stefan’s Harlem Globetrotter-like approach to rugby union; the reason he used to keep a tank of piranhas by his desk; and the giant blag he pulled off at the age of 19 that kick started his business career.