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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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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 7/13/2009
Ruhe Thom
7/13/2009
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Fast Company explains How the Tech Boom Terminated California's Economy and that the dot.com boom and subsequent, inevitable bust are the real causes of our economic malaise. 

Dr. Jeff Cornwall shares an article by John Tozzi at Business Week on the benefits of opening your...

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If at first you don’t succeed… you might be an entrepreneur.
Ruhe Thom
7/15/2009
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First calling entrepreneurs lazy, and now saying they’re failures, too?  We seem to be going down a dangerous path of late on this blog.  But the notion of “The Acceptance of Failure as a Spur to Innovation,” isn’t something of my creation – it’s...

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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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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 7/20/2009
Ruhe Thom
7/20/2009
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Entrepreneurs are defying the recession in New Orleans, LA.  "Even beyond the employment opportunities created by ongoing reconstruction projects, an explosion of entrepreneurialism... is incubating a re-birth of this historic city."  From The Atlantic magazine.

What does Barry Ritholtz think has the potential to be...

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Question: What is “Startup Culture?”
Ruhe Thom
7/22/2009
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In a report this month from the Kauffman Foundation, entitled "The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur," 66.2 percent of respondents viewed “the appeal of a startup culture” as an important, very important, or extremely important motivation in becoming an entrepreneur.

But what exactly is “startup...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 7/27/2009
Ruhe Thom
7/27/2009
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BusinessWeek shares the results of a new study on what makes entrepreneurs tick - and the answer may surprise you. 

American Public Media research says the average tech-company founder is 39 and entrepreneurs over 50 outnumber those under 25 by a two-to-one margin.

Marketplaces' Jeff Tyler...

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A Different Kind of “Pitching:” Curt Schilling on Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
7/30/2009
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The roads that lead people to entrepreneurship are often as varied as the college campuses, Wall Street, Hollywood, basements and garages through which they wind – and sometimes even lead through Major League Baseball.

Such has been the unlikely path of former MVP and All-Star pitcher, Curt...

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Innovation = Job Creation, it's a simple equation.
Ruhe Thom
7/31/2009
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We are currently narrowing a field of 30 applicants for 12 available Postdoctoral Researcher/Entrepreneurship Fellowships. The basic premise is that we are selecting a dozen incredibly bright folks from science, technology, engineering and medical fields, and we are going to help them accelerate their...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 8/3/2009
Ruhe Thom
8/3/2009
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The Springfield Business Journal Online adds their observations on why our nation's recent economic woes have led to a rise in entrepreneurship, especially among first-time entrepreneurs.

The Miami Herald details plans at two area colleges offering Certificate of Entrepreneurship programs for those looking to graduate with...

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