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Global Entrepreneurship A Common Language
Issue no. 409
Global Entrepreneurship: A Common Language
Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Dubai was a historic gathering not only because -- under the patronage of Sheik Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan of the UAE -- it brought together entrepreneurship leaders from nearly 100 nations, but because it heralded a new era of global commitment to this field.
As the chair and emcee of the gathering, I was astounded by the level of bottom up commitment to entrepreneurialism from all corners of the globe.
From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
Job-Generating High-Growth Firms
According to a new Kauffman Foundation study, High-Growth Firms and the Future of the American Economy, high-growth firms account for a disproportionate share of job creation despite their relatively small numbers. [
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
The House Appropriations Committee has a busy week ahead with more than a dozen hearings, including a couple of interest to many PDE followers. [
States' Antiquated IT Infrastructure
Vivek Wadhwa, senior research associate at the Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University, has a new article on BusinessWeek. In "States, Innovate in IT or Else," Wadhwa looks at the way antiquated and expensive IT systems used in some states hinders innovation. [
States & Cities Efforts to Help Small Business
Elizabeth Olson's New York Times article "What States and Cities are Doing to Help Small Businesses" highlights several initiatives at the state and municipality levels to save small businesses and jobs. [
Nationwide 'Startup Tour' to Find Best Startups in America
Robert X. Cringely, author of the technology blog "I, Cringely" (www.cringely.com), has launched a plan to restart the economy called "Cringely's (NOT in Silicon Valley) Startup Tour." People are invited to nominate startup companies in six different categories, discuss them, and vote for favorites on a special website created just for the tour. [
What America Needs
Texas' Wilson County News published an interesting essay by Craig Columbus about education and solving the job crisis, "What America Needs: A Bumper Crop of Young Entrepreneurs." The insufficient private sector job growth, the author argues, signals the need to produce more entrepreneurs. [
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from the last week. [
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