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It's hard to believe that a year has passed since the release of the Ice House Entrepreneurship program. In twelve short months, the program has garnered the attention of educators, economic development and civic organizations from across the US and beyond.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship program is a revolutionary new online learning program desired to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Recognizing our nation’s need for greater economic participation at all levels of society, the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program captures and conveys the “mindset” of entrepreneurs who overcame adversity and are now helping lead our economic recovery. The program was created by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute.
“Long before the word ‘entrepreneur’ became popular, the concept still existed.”
These are among the first words Mr. Clifton Taulbert uttered during our chance interview in April, 2008. During our interview, Mr. Taulbert described the entrepreneurial influence and life-lessons he learned from his Uncle Cleve (an unlikely entrepreneur who defied the odds as the owner of the icehouse in Glen Allan, Mississippi during the height of legal segregation.) Today, through a partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, that chance interview is being transformed into a two-part learning initiative designed to inspire and engage America’s youth in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide.
This is the second in a two part series in which Gary Schoeniger discusses entrepreneurship education. Below is Part Two: Tacit Knowledge In his book, Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions, author Gary Klein examines human strengths and capabilities that have traditionally been downplayed or...
This is the first in a two part series in which Gary Schoeniger discusses entrepreneurship education. Below is Part One: Is entrepreneurship education an oxymoron? Are entrepreneurs born with a unique ability? What is it that enables them to recognize opportunities that the rest of us overlook?
Still a bit wrankled by Malcolm Gladwell’s recent article, “The Sure Thing,” in which he (mis)characterized entrepreneurs as “predators.” I began to search for a more accurate metaphor; one that might be negatively construed, yet more accurately describes the behavior and attitudes of successful entrepreneurs....
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Tech Town’s 2010 FastTrac to the Future conference in Detroit, Michigan. More than 700 experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered on the campus of Wayne State University to participate in what will become the future of Detroit’s economy. ...
Lately it seems as if the term “business plan” has become synonymous with the entrepreneurship education initiatives that have sprung up on nearly every college campus and small business development center in the country.
Business plan competitions, business plan writing clinics, business planning software, business...
As entrepreneurship has emerged as a global phenomenon, it is apparent that many popular entrepreneur myths remain. Among them, none is perhaps more common (and potentially devastating) than that of the entrepreneur as a bold risk taker, the flamboyant gambler who bets it all and...
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