On Wednesday 14th of November, Illka Paananen spoke at the Entrepreneurship Society. He is the co-founder and CEO of SuperCell which is the mobile games producing company behind Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Boom Beach and Hay Day. He was an adamant supporter of bottom-up leadership going as far as saying he aimed to be “the least powerful CEO”. His job he felt was to create the best environment for his employees and remove all the obstacles they might encounter. In his eyes the team is the most important part of a start-up pointing out that an idea, which usually will have been conceived of previously, without the right team to make it successful is worthless. The fantastic talk ended on a very positive note advocating this to be a golden age for entrepreneurship and encouraging us to take advantage of the fortunate position we find ourselves in. It was held in Upper School and over 100 people attended.

Morrison Cleaver