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Thom Ruhe

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Interview with an Iconic Entrepreneur
Thom Ruhe
4/22/2013
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One of the greatest gifts of my job is the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs. A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to talk entrepreneurship with Barnett Helzberg, Jr., former CEO of Helzberg Diamonds. Turns out this iconic entrepreneur, who's sold a company to Warren Buffet, knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship.

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Investing In College—Is It Worth It/$50K A Year?
Thom Ruhe
11/19/2012
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The once easy choice for many of going from high school to some form of accredited higher education is becoming less of a forgone conclusion simply because of the economics and by the entrance of for-profit schools of varying types; including alternative options to college altogether like the UnCollege movement and the Thiel Fellowship program. The entrance of these new players (entrepreneurs) will impact some traditional sources of higher education and certainly challenge our obedient consumer consensus that a ‘traditional’ education will best serve my progeny.

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It's Hip to Upcycle
Thom Ruhe
8/9/2012
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One of the genuinely rewarding parts of my job is working with entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Meet Andrew Sell, the founder of a startup that can make an environmental difference while earning a profit.

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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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Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996 – 2009 Report
Ruhe Thom
5/27/2010
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According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996 – 2009 report, U.S. small business startups launched in 2009 reached record highs when compared to startups created during the 2007 – 2009 recession. Additionally, the report uncovered that entrepreneurial growth was the highest among 35-...

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Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Teleconference
Ruhe Thom
8/17/2010
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Thinking about applying for the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program? Don’t miss your chance to listen in on the final informational teleconference to learn more about the program and ask questions.

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Let's Shrink the Growing World of Entrepreneurship
Thom Ruhe
11/26/2013
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Long understood to be the engine of the U.S. economy, the world is embracing entrepreneurship as one of the primary means of building a long-term recovery. Ironically, for this spreading global fervor to make a sustainable impact, the world of entrepreneurship must shrink.

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Leveraging Broadband to Power Growth
Ruhe Thom
2/20/2010
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Last week the FCC unveiled recommendations for using broadband to advance key national priorities. The plan, which can be read here, identifies the top priorities as:

• Creating jobs and economic opportunity

• Improving healthcare and controlling costs

• Providing more educational opportunities and improving outcomes

• Promoting energy independence and efficiency

• Enhancing...

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New Decade New Hope
Ruhe Thom
2/7/2010
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Now that I have stopped writing 2009 on checks and other documents, I feel ready to reflect on the New Year, and new decade. Mercifully, the passing of last year capped a decade marked by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, intelligence failings that led to an...

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New Voices and New Ideas
Ruhe Thom
2/16/2010
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This week I am happy to introduce a new voice that will be contributing posts for e360; Gary Schoeniger, founder of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. Gary has been a long-time advocate for entrepreneurs and educator of the youth in his community, that demonstrate an interest...

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