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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 7/20/2009
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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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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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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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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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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Speaking at the 18th Annual Congress of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN) in Fez, Morocco
Ruhe Thom
7/8/2009
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People from 30+ countries, speaking multiple languages, sharing diverse cultures, coming together around one theme – entrepreneurship. So it was recently when I had the opportunity to address the 18th Annual Congress of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), in Fez,...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 7/6/2009
Ruhe Thom
7/6/2009
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Bob Cringley writes about FreshJerky.com, a 1-man shop doing $1M annually on the internet.

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen discusses the impact new media is having on the economy in an interview with The Economist.

Is entrepreneurship in decline? Steve King says no. BusinessWeek...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 6/29/2009
Ruhe Thom
6/29/2009
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Barry Ritholtz on the Big Picture blog delves into a new article in "Scientific America" titled The Neuroscience Science of Bubbles and Busts. The article, which he calls "fascinating stuff," is a look at the “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” from the perspective of understanding...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 6/22/2009
Ruhe Thom
6/26/2009
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Tyler Cowen on the Marginal Revolution blog raises the question (again) "which would you rather have, the fiscal stimulus or $775 billion in public health programs? Even better, how about $300 billion in stimulus -- the immediate stuff like aid to state governments -- and...

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