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Too Small to Fail

Size matters. No, we’re not going there. We have all seen many companies start from humble beginnings and grow over time to become some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Regardless of sector, companies that are able to … Continue reading

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Taking the first step

In the words of the great philosopher, Nike: “Just do it!” In today’s fast-paced, market-driven economy, launching a startup and getting to market quickly is an essential first step for a successful new venture. My experience as both an educator … Continue reading

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Looking to the Future: The Internet of Things

Thanks, Al! OMG! Just think – if Al Gore hadn’t invented the Internet, where would we be today? Years ago, as mankind ventured into space for the first time, satellites were launched, first by the former Soviet Union and later … Continue reading

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A cure for entrepreneurship?

There has been a silent epidemic in our country for many years, and it’s time to confront it head-on. As our economy slowly but surely improves, it seems that the contagion is continuing to spread. What can be done to … Continue reading

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Can entrepreneurship be taught?

I am often asked about the role of university education in preparing young entrepreneurs. It’s the age-old question of “nature vs. nurture”, which traits are innate and which can be taught and developed, and so on. My take on this … Continue reading

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The Problem with Empowerment

A huge buzzword from the 1980’s was the concept of “empowerment” of employees. A powerful and worthwhile concept, it is probably one of the least effectively executed business strategies, which is such a shame, since effective implementation can benefit an … Continue reading

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Choose Yoda as your mentor.

I’m no obsessed Star Wars maniac or super-fan, but I always thought it was clever how George Lucas was able to prominently place a gifted entrepreneur into the storyline. No, it’s not Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. It’s Yoda. You … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurship Imperative

I’m frequently asked for advice on launching a new business. Not only do I enjoy helping entrepreneurs eager to bring the next big idea to market, I do so because launching startups is the key to job creation in our … Continue reading

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Get a job! Or maybe just create one.

Almost every week I counsel with college students nearing graduation, who are working with their career services department to clean up their resumes, schedule interviews and begin the formal job search process. Let’s face it – it’s a cruel world … Continue reading

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Dividends and Interest

In my last post I promised to shed some light on dividend-paying stocks and to explain the difference between interest and dividends. Simply stated, interest is what we earn on deposits when we’re putting money in banks, or the percentage … Continue reading

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