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Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest starts now
Zen Chu
1/1/0001
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Healthcare's Grand H@ckfest, a collaboration between the Kauffman Foundation and MIT's H@cking Medicine, kicks off tonight in Boston.

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What is HIPAA?
Christina Sherwood
1/1/0001
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HIPAA both regulates health insurance policies and provides guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of health information.

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Definition: Total addressable market
Christina Sherwood
1/1/0001
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Total addressable market, or TAM, refers to the universe of revenue opportunities for a product or service.

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We Get What We Incentivize
Ruhe Thom
3/31/2009
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Over the last two decades, I have been involved in several entrepreneurial endeavors that employed over a thousand people collectively. I have interviewed and hired many over that period of time, including negotiating compensation packages. The one thing I have learned from doing that...

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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 in a Recession
Ruhe Thom
5/12/2009
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The economy has slowed down, unemployment is up, and investment has grinded to a halt - so how does an entrepreneur, in the face of all odds, continue to thrive in such a market? The truth is,...

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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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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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eBay Sellers Challenge to Spark Entrepreneurial Spirit
Ruhe Thom
6/12/2009
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San Jose, Calif.—June 9, 2009— eBay today launched the eBay Sellers Challenge, a unique initiative with a simple goal: empower and inspire entrepreneurs to grow existing businesses – or start new ones – on eBay.  The Sellers Challenge asks entrepreneurs to answer a simple...

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