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Building Entrepreneurial Cultures

What do the  Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit,  Zappos, and Babson College have in common:  A shared  mission of building entrepreneurial cultures. I was honored and excited to again attend the annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit, this time held at Dove Mountain in Tuscon.  For this event GS gathers up 100 entrepreneurs (both…

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The World May Have Changed This Morning

Hours ago, on one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world, Chinese entrepreneurs began selling, for hard cash, places in the queue for the iPhone 5 to be delivered in mainland China from sources unnamed. Apple has not even announced a release date yet. This is not a minor detail in the flood of…

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It’s Not Just Full Time Jobs That Matter

The recent reports about jobs raises a question about how entrepreneurial businesses actually grow.  Traditionally, policy-makers, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and governments measure the number of full time jobs created as the single most important mark of economic growth.  Clearly when companies increase the number of full time employees, this translates into an impact on many…

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Women’s Entrepreneurship From A Global Perspective

I spent one of my evenings in Riyadh this week at the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). I spent the evening with Seema Khan, SAGIA’s Chief Strategy Officer, and a group of about 20 women entrepreneurs to discuss their companies and the challenges of starting and growing an entrepreneurial business in the Kingdom.  The…

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Entrepreneur Empowers Low-Income Youth

I had the pleasure of re-connecting with Veronica Chapman last week- one of our Babson MBA graduates.  Veronica has founded a new non-profit, Boxxout Enterprises http://www.boxxout.org/. Boxxout partners with youth service organizations in low income communities to  provide youth  with innovative and engaging educational programs and events that teach 21st Century skills.  They have an exciting…

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Founder’s Dilemma: Leadership, Ethics And Entrepreneurs

Caroline Hotchkiss, professor of law, discusses “Founder’s Dilemma: Leadership, Ethics & Entrepreneurs” at Olin College February 25th as part of the Leadership and Ethics public lecture series. Category: Education Tags: business ethics leadership entrepreneurship

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Is An Entrepreneur A Risk Taker, Predator Or Iron Chef?

In a piece in The New Yorker titled “The Sure Thing:  How Entrepreneurs Really Succeed,” Malcolm Gladwell lists a series of clever deals that allowed entrepreneurs such as Ted Turner to get into profitable ventures without having to make substantial investments of their own money.  Writing in an engaging and provocative way leads Gladwell into…

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Entrepreneurial Action = Feel + Play + Observe + Create + Think

The entrepreneurship field is asking for something new. This became evident when we presented to a standing room only audience at the recent USASBE conference in Nashville.  We presented a talk entitled “Entrepreneurship Pedagogy: Known Worlds and New Frontiers” and outlined three current worlds that entrepreneurship educators teach in. The first is the Entrepreneur World…

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