In this exclusive interview series, we speak to Sir Richard Branson (Founder of Virgin Group) and Robin Li (Founder of Baidu). We discuss the fundamental nature of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs themselves, and the role of entrepreneurs in society and the economy. We look at the key sources of entrepreneurial ideas, characteristics of successful enterprise and the role of wealth in the entrepreneurial journey. We also look at how entrepreneurship has changed, what the future holds and how entrepreneurs are addressing some of the world's most pressing problems from poverty and economic crises to climate change and health.
Nowadays people do not aspire to work for a big company and climb the corporate ladder. They would rather reach for success by having their own business. But there’s a huge difference between real entrepreneurs and wannabe entrepreneurs – wantrepreneurs – those who want to be entrepreneurs but don’t quite pull it off.
I don’t want to step on any toes here, but self-proclaimed entrepreneurs practically grow on trees these days. I can’t read a Twitter bio, a LinkedIn profile, or a blog post without seeing someone refer to themselves as an “[insert industry here] entrepreneur”! It drives me a little nuts. In my opinion, you don’t earn… See More
Most eyes on Capitol Hill this week are focused on the appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the funding the Department of Homeland Security – for longer than the current one-week stopgap agreed to last week. However, there are a number of hearings of interest to followers of the entrepreneurial economy. Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, presents The Economic Report of the President before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday. And after all the noise last week about net neutrality, the FCC’s FY 2016 budget is the topic of conversation for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Meanwhile, Congressman Chabot and the House Small Business Committee explore the “State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship” and ways to improve capital access programs of the SBA.
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the House Small Business Committee explore the “State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship” and ways to improve capital access programs of the SBA.
In two months, thousands of startup champions from roughly 175 countries will gather in Milan, Italy for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Anchored by the Start+Scale Forum and the Research+Policy Summit, the GEC includes dozens of related parallel events conducted by leading global organizations actively supporting the spread of an entrepreneurial culture. Featured throughout those sessions and events during the week-long Congress are a number of programs and initiatives emerging from the network that has driven the massive growth of Global Entrepreneurship Week over the past seven years.
The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) represents startup community leaders, researchers, policymakers, educators, investors and of course, entrepreneurs themselves—from young dreamers to experienced founders.
Jay Samit, serial entrepreneur: During the next decade, 3-D printing will disrupt over 320 million manufacturing jobs as more and more goods (and their replacement parts) can be produced anywhere on demand. The reinvention of manufacturing is...
Data can be hard to get excited about if it’s just sitting on a website, in a graph, or on a worksheet. What’s the big fuss? In today’s GovLoop training ‘Get In The Data Game’, the closing keynote shared an example of how to actually use that big data to help the government do its job... Read more »
“Any time you compute with data you collected, you are calculating sample statistics,” said Dr. Amy Braverman, principal statistician at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “It’s important to acknowledge there is uncertainty in the results”
No doubt, entrepreneurship requires a whole lot of mental energy. With its highs and lows, excitement and fear—which you may feel all at once—there are times when time feels too short and failure seems to be lurking close by.
Diane Mulcahy, director of private equity at the Kauffman Foundation and a former VC herself, bust venture capital myths in the May issue of the Harvard Business Review that focuses on entrepreneurship.
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