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The Gift of Arab Youth We
do not have to puzzle long over what ignited the Arab Youth to take
over the streets calling for reforms in their governments. The protests
have been against long tyrannies, unemployment and have been fueled by
the power of social media. The act that triggered the pro-democracy
movement in many Arab countries, the self-immolation of a Tunisian in
protest over the confiscation of his fruit stand, shows that the events
of late are also an uprising against anti-entrepreneurial barriers.
Clearly, protesters have issued a call to Arab leaders to not stifle the
innovative aspirations of their people--especially the younger
generation--which leaders themselves have armed through education and
who are now impatient to put their education to good use.
U.S. Startup Activity Remains SteadyDuring
the Great Recession, more Americans have become entrepreneurs than at
any time in the past 15 years. However, while the economy and its high
unemployment rates may have pressed more individuals into business
ownership, most of them are going it alone, rather than starting
companies that employ others. [More]
Patents and Innovative EntrepreneurshipInnovation
is the lifeblood for many entrepreneurial ventures. As William Baumol
has written, innovative inventors help to push our economies forward in
“revolutionary” ways, helping us to stay competitive and bring new ideas
to the marketplace. [More]
Want to Grow Your Company? ExportI
was shocked to learn that only 1 percent of American companies export
their products. More shocking still, of those companies that export, 58
percent of those companies export to only one country. [More]
The Federal Budget Debate: To Shut Down Or Not To Shut DownWhen
you talk to anyone in government this week, one word is on everyone’s
mind: “shutdown.” The federal government is already setting up
contingency plans on what it will do if the Congress cannot agree on a
new continuing resolution by March 4. [More]
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
A Look Back at Innovation DailyEach
day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy
of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant
stories it compiled from last week. [More]
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