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Thom Ruhe

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Aiming High
Thom Ruhe
2/18/2013
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In the entrepreneurship and economic development realms, the word “high-growth” is tossed about loosely, often used to define that rare, illusive, overnight success of a startup. But a recent study by Kauffman has proved that high-growth firms aren’t as hard-pressed to find as we thought … so long as you’re looking in the right places.

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An Educated Choice
Thom Ruhe
6/10/2013
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As high school graduates across the country grappled with post secondary education options, I acknowledge some truths in the decision making process--thoughts that helped my son make the best choice for him. Here are my commencement speech-like thoughts...applicable to any high school graduate, and especially those toying with the idea of entrepreneurship as a career path.

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An Entrepreneurial Win for the Future
Ruhe Thom
2/24/2011
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President Obama and his cabinet secretaries visited Northeast Ohio to talk about issues, opportunities, and new ideas around entrepreneurship.

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Are the Startup Jobs in Your State?
Ruhe Thom
4/26/2012
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In this week’s Huffington Post, the “Top 13 States for Startup Hiring” were named, according to StartupHire. My home state of Ohio was on the list....did your state make the cut?

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Are the Startup Jobs in Your State?
Ruhe Thom
4/26/2012
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In this week’s Huffington Post, the “Top 13 States for Startup Hiring” were named, according to StartupHire. My home state of Ohio was on the list....did your state make the cut?

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Black Innovators and Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/19/2011
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Startup America Partnership CEO Scott Case was asked about women entrepreneurs’ lack of access to venture capital. Case said one challenge facing both women and minority entrepreneurs is “they’re not visible to us.” As a result, Faye Anderson launches "The Innovators" website.

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Border Wars
Thom Ruhe
1/14/2013
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The first Top of Mind issue for 2013 has gone online and in it, I talk about three topics with the potential to impact (or continue to impact) entrepreneurship in a big way. I want to elaborate on one that has struck a chord with me. It’s an unproductive method of economic development called “border wars.”

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Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?
Ruhe Thom
8/24/2010
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We posted this weekend about an NPR article, Maybe Entrepreneurship Can be Taught? The article highlighted the results of a new Gallup poll which uncovered that 57% of Chinese and 51% of Americans said...

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Can Social Entrepreneurship Save our Earth?
Thom Ruhe
11/5/2013
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In a time when our world’s escalating environmental and social woes are weighing heavy on my mind, it was an uplifting change of pace to sit down with Gifford Pinchot III. Beyond being a best-selling author and the legend credited with coining the term intrapreneurship, Gifford is co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, an amazing school that has turned both education and entrepreneurship on its head by offering the first MBA in sustainable business.

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Community Is the New Currency
Thom Ruhe
5/2/2013
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In her book, It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us, Hillary Clinton famously (or infamously, based upon your politics) advocated for a society that assumes shared responsibility for raising children. I have concluded that there is some value to "the Village," but in an emerging way that may be redefining what we expect from the communities in which we engage.

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