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The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs
Wadhwa Vivek Jain Sonali Saxenian AnnaLee Gereffi Gary Wang Huiyao
4/28/2011
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The report, “The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs,” is based on a survey of U.S.-educated Indian and Chinese professionals who had returned to their home countries and started businesses. These respondents cited economic opportunities, favorable conditions for starting a business and the speed of professional growth as the leading motivations for returning home. Family ties also played a significant role in attracting the entrepreneurs back to their native countries.

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The 2010 State New Economy Index
The Kauffman Foundation
11/17/2010
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While every state continues to experience the impacts of the economic downturn and resulting recession, it will be many years before we understand the full nature and causes of the financial crisis. But it appears that one of the contributing factors to both the crisis and the anemic nature of the recovery has been the weakened position of the U.S. economy in global markets. This relatively untold story of the recession and recovery is, in fact, perhaps one of the major developments in the U.S. economy, one that will have significant impacts on state economies for decades into the future—particularly if the nation continues to ignore the issue.

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Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
Patterson Rebecca
6/29/2011
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In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.

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Networking - Connecting with Previous Acquaintances
10/7/2005
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This tool will help you be prepared to share an appropriate success story about your business when reconnecting with your network.

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Negotiations: Due Diligence Checklist
6/1/2006
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A due diligence checklist can provide a comprehensive assemblage of company information an entrepreneur needs in advance to negotiate effectively. This checklist is used by Corey Schwartz, entrepreneur and finance expert, in his negotiations to buy and sell companies.

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Internal Assessment
8/9/2006
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Entrepreneurs can use this helpful tool to evaluate their company's strengths and weaknesses in all areas of business.

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Screen Growth Opportunities
9/20/2006
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Using the four basic growth strategies--Market Penetration, Market Expansion, Line Expansion, and New Business Development--this tool helps identify potential growth opportunities for a business.

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Leveraging Your Intellectual Property
12/1/2006
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This document provides an expert review of the myriad forms of intellectual property, and it illustrates how entrepreneurs can use IP protection to grow their business.

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Memorandum of Understanding for a Strategic Partnership
12/1/2006
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This sample legal agreement covers terms and conditions relevant to strategic partnering, including language on transaction structure, due diligence, and financing. It uses a real estate transaction as its example, but the agreement's structure and terminology can be broadly applied.

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Partnering Proposition Worksheet
12/1/2006
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This worksheet helps entrepreneurs facilitate strategic partner recruitment by establishing a preparatory process in advance of the first exploratory call with a partner prospect.

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