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Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
Patterson Rebecca
6/29/2011
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In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.

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What Would You Do with a Gig?
Ruhe Thom
6/22/2011
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Kansas City will soon receive internet connectivity that will be one hundred times faster than anywhere else in the world. What should they do with it?

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Nature or nurture? Decoding the DNA of the entrepreneur
Ernst and Young
6/9/2011
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Ernst & Young releases report that provides some insights into the minds of today’s most successful entrepreneurial leaders and discern what makes them successful.

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Why entrepreneurs should learn to love their financial statements
OConnell Brian
6/8/2011
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Two leading academics are out with a book that says the key to making money for new business owners is this: your financial statements are your friends.

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Embrace capitalism, says Whole Foods CEO
OConnell Brian
6/6/2011
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In the classic sense, Whole Foods isn’t a traditional company, nor a conventional one. But maybe that’s why it’s so successful, CEO John Mackey says.

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Innovate for America
Chopra Aneesh
5/25/2011
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As America's first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra focuses on advancing technology and innovation to unlock national economic growth and prosperity. In this inspiring and entertaining lecture, Chopra challenges students and entrepreneurs to take action now to bring innovation to the energy, education and government sectors. He also discusses leveraging government's vast open data resources, championing new ideas on immigration policy as it relates to innovation, and supporting American entrepreneurship programs.

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Five Tips for Landing Seed Money
OConnell Brian
5/23/2011
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Venture funding is up, albeit slightly. To grab your slice of the capital pie, start thinking differently.

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Think you have a great idea for a new co? Then go find talent to join you.
Lesa Mitchell
5/23/2011
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There is a myth out there about the sole entrepreneur who has the idea, starts the company and gets rich.  While there might be cases where this does happen – more frequently there is a team...

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The Value of True Partnerships
Casares Wences Malka Meyer Micky
5/18/2011
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Wences Casares and Meyer "Micky" Malka are serial entrepreneurs who believe in the fundamental power of partnerships. Empowered by working in close collaboration for years, these co-founders have started multiple companies including Patagon, Lemon Bank and Bling Nation. In this revealing lecture, Casares and Malka describe the value of over-communication, the decision process in making a pivot, and the challenges of entrepreneurial ecosystems outside the United States.

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Daschle gives his take on healthcare reform legislation
Vinluan Frank
5/13/2011
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Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle gives his viewpoint on healthcare reform legislation and the obstacles ahead. Read more to learn about the legal, administrative and regulatory challenges ahead as a result of this major legislation.

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