James Caan

'Don't help your children find a job,' says social mobility tsar James Caan - the man who employed his own daughters

Entrepreneur and former Dragons' Den star said parents should allow their children at least a year to try to find work unaided

The Pursuit of Happyness

Don’t just hope – make your own career

Young people now face a triple-dip recession of jobs, opportunities and prospects – but we can do more than just hope for the best

Start-Up Loans aid thousands of young businesses

More than 2,000 young entrepreneurs have signed up to the Government's start-up loans scheme, which offers Britons under 30 about £4,500 to help them start businesses.

The 10 Best business start-up books

1. Business Model You by Tim Clark

Scott Caan, star of Hawaii Five-O, has had roles in Gone in 60 Seconds, Ocean’s Eleven and Entourage

Scott Caan: On the crest of a crime wave

His performances in TV's Hawaii Five-O have wowed critics and fans all over the world. Guy Adams joins Hollywood's rising star on location.

New BBC digital station offers 69 years of 'Desert Island Discs'

If you want David Cameron singing Benny Hill's "Ernie" on your iPod, or a download of Johnny Vegas talking about how his dad skinned his pet rabbit, or even Kathy Burke requesting a life-size laminated photograph of business guru James Caan to use for bodysurfing, then your time has come.

New York, I Love You (15)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Julie Christie, Natalie Portman

The Godfather, By Jon Lewis

Combining narrative analysis and production history, this slender book reminds us why Francis Ford Coppola's first episode in The Godfather trilogy has been accorded the top spot in numerous polls of the greatest film of all time. Jon Lewis, a professor of English, explores the film's bold style of long set pieces, such as the opening scene of a mob wedding that reveals "a family business that is at once simple and mysterious".

The City Diary: Still squabbling But James Caan't make up his mind

Slackbelly exposes The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Square Mile

Business Diary: Royal Bank of Scotland still getting it wrong

Another success for the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland, whose research department put a note out on Wednesday following the news that bus company Arriva had received a bid approach. The bidder was widely rumoured to be Germany's Deutsche Bahn, but RBS poo-pooed the idea. "Overall, we're sceptical," its analysts concluded. A day later, Deutsche Bahn confirmed that it was indeed the suitor.

Passed/Failed: An education in the life of James Caan, businessman and Dragons' Den investor

'At 12 I knew I would be an entrepreneur'

Business Diary: How to make money in a recession

More from James Caan, the Dragons' Den judge with a flair for garnering publicity. His latest scheme is the launch of the Entrepreneurs' Business Academy offering the chance to "connect with James Caan and his millionaire team of entrepreneurs, mentors and business owners". The first course is next month – no word yet on the price (the website is under development), but don't bank on it being cheap.

Enter the Dragon, carrying 'The Big Issue' for Pakistan

Making millions was not enough. James Caan wants to give something back.
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