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Dispelling the Myth of the Zuckerberg Entrepreneur
Thom Ruhe
7/12/2012
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When you hear the word entrepreneur, what kind of image does your mind conjure up? If it’s a Mark Zuckerberg look-a-like pouring out HTML code in an Ivy League dorm room, you’re probably not alone. But you’re not exactly picturing the masses.

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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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Dying to Make Money – are you joking?
Ruhe Thom
9/8/2009
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I spent part of my Labor Day Weekend getting current on my required reading. From the pile of magazines that invade my mailbox monthly to a week’s worth of various and sundry newspapers, which I still get in that good old-fashioned printed way (quaint I...

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EMKF and Huffington Post
Ruhe Thom
1/18/2011
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched a partnership with The Huffington Post's "Small Business America" entrepreneurship blog today by posting the first of what will be regular columns written by the Foundation's economic and entrepreneurship experts.

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Entrepreneurial Approach Pays Off For Hurt Locker
Ruhe Thom
3/10/2010
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Why the Hurt Locker is an excellent example of film making entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurial Justice
Ruhe Thom
7/16/2009
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Judicial activism, Roe Vs. Wade, civil rights, constitutional interpretation – these are all topics that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been grilled on in determining her fitness to sit on our nation’s highest court. Pretty much since the nomination of Judge Robert Bork, the confirmation...

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Entrepreneurial mindset can exist in many ways and places
Ruhe Thom
1/26/2011
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The term entrepreneur has what I like to refer to as positive brand confusion. Whereas the opinions range in scale from the billion dollar company to the life style enterprise, most people nevertheless have a positive connotation of what an entrepreneur is. This post shows that an entrepreneurial mindset can exist almost anywhere people are paying attention to problems while working towards solutions.

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Entrepreneurs Need R&R, too!
Ruhe Thom
8/5/2009
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As we move into August, and inch ever-closer to Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer – I’ve been thinking a lot about squeezing the most out of the last few weeks of the beautiful summertime weather.  July 4th is a fading memory,...

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Entrepreneurs are... lazy?
Ruhe Thom
7/10/2009
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I’ve seen it argued that “laziness” is one of the most essential traits of some successful entrepreneurs because it leads them to innovate.  They don’t complacently accept “the way it’s done,” if they can figure out an easier, faster way to get the same result. ...

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Entrepreneurs' Movement Ideas
Ruhe Thom
10/5/2010
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Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in our economic recovery. The recession that began just over two years ago continues to be all too real for 15 million unemployed Americans, a number that worsened a few months ago despite this incipient recovery. What do you think entrepreneurs need to build a stronger America? Add your comments and ideas below.

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