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Michael Chmura

Women Entrepreneurs In Japan

I arrived in Narita Airport in Tokyo yesterday and was met by Yuka Nakatsumi, CEO of a new company named Miths.  Miths produces and distributes organic matcha green tea in powdered form that can be mixed with boiling water.  Each package includes 5 cup sized samples in a flat transparent envelope that makes it transportable. …

Michael Chmura

Rocket Pitch Day At Babson

On October 30th – we held our signature event at Babson – Rocket Pitch Day. This was the 10th consecutive year for this event- and, this is absolutely the BEST of what Babson has to offer – and it symbolizes all that we are.  We had 75 student teams make their “pitches” for business ideas. Each…

Michael Chmura

How We Live Our Work Lives

I spent last week in Elsinore, Denmark with Candy Brush at the USE (Understanding Small Enterprises) conference and would like to follow up on Candy’s latest blog as well.  Three main things stood out for me:  1) LO Skollen (pronounced L O Skōllen) as a place and what it stands for, 2)  the emphasis conference…

Michael Chmura

Living The Entrepreneurial Experience

I am on my way back from Elsinore, Denmark which is the home of the Kronborg Castle, thought to be the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  I attended a conference with the theme of “Understanding Small Enterprises”.  The topics included ways that small firms could ensure a healthy and safe lifestyle for their owner/managers and their…

Michael Chmura

Entrepreneurs – Nature Or Nurture?

“Research in entrepreneurship has come a long way past trait psychology popular in the 1960’s that suggested entrepreneurs were risk-taking, achievement-oriented heroic individuals.  Instead, more than 30 years of research shows that it is behavioral and cognitive psychology that predicts success, not traits. For example, the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), a longitudinal study…