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Talking about BusinessWeek's "The Case for Optimism"
Ruhe Thom
8/27/2009
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Taking a look at the newsstand lately, it may seem as if the covers of major periodicals are not - pardon the pun - on the same page.  Only a week or two after Newsweek proclaimed "The Recession is Over," BusinessWeek has followed with "The...

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Just what exactly are we trying to stimulate?
Ruhe Thom
4/1/2009
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Question: What written document is so expensive that it comes out to about $4,800,849 per word?

Answer: With approximately 177,052 words and a price tag of around $850 billion dollars, it is the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – a.k.a....

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The Lost Word on the Economy
Ruhe Thom
4/23/2009
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While pundits, columnists, economists, and policy makers climb over mountains of financial data, looking for signs of recovery and politically convenient scapegoats upon which we can turn a distracting public focus of populist rage and class warfare, there is a quiet but steady vibration...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 6/22/2009
Ruhe Thom
6/26/2009
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Tyler Cowen on the Marginal Revolution blog raises the question (again) "which would you rather have, the fiscal stimulus or $775 billion in public health programs? Even better, how about $300 billion in stimulus -- the immediate stuff like aid to state governments -- and...

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Entrepreneurship Is “Boom-ing”
Ruhe Thom
6/24/2009
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“Economists know that entrepreneurship will drive the economy back to health, but many people may be surprised to learn that the baby boom generation is behind the wheel, according to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.”

As detailed in this recent...

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Downsize Me!
Ruhe Thom
6/12/2009
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When hearing stories of downsizing –  or “right-sizing” as is the popular euphemism of the day – one usually considers large manufacturing, construction firms or even big banks. These are the industries that have recently sustained large job losses due to the global economic collapse...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 6/15/2009
Ruhe Thom
6/22/2009
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Tyler Cowen on the Marginal Revolution blog raises the question (again), "which would you rather have, the fiscal stimulus or $775 billion in public health programs? Even better, how about $300 billion in stimulus -- the immediate stuff like aid to state governments -- and...

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Talking About Entrepreneurship on The Lou Hutt Show – XM Satellite Radio
Ruhe Thom
6/18/2009
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"Your goals are influenced by your dreams;

Your dreams, a reflection of your experience;

Your experience is measured by your success,

And your success is the bottom line.”

A few weeks ago, I was an in-studio guest on entrepreneur/CPA/lawyer/author Lou Hutt’s popular XM Radio show...

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Kauffman Foundation Study Finds More than Half of Fortune 500 Companies Were Founded in Recession or Bear Market
Ruhe Thom
6/9/2009
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A new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds a silver lining in today's challenging economic times: Recessions can spur entrepreneurship, which leads to the creation of much-needed new jobs.

The study The Economic Future Just Happened found that more than half of the...

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VIDEO: Speaking About Entrepreneurship at the C2ER Conference
Ruhe Thom
6/26/2009
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Summary:

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of addressing a roomful of individuals at the 49th Annual Conference of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) in Kansas City, MO.  The theme of this year’s event was "Energizing Entrepreneurship: Monitoring Progress, Making Change,” and...

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