“Son, is that you?” Recognizing the weak, shaky voice on the other line, Kevin immediately hangs up the phone. Kevin, the eldest son in his family, defected from North Korea in 1998 when he was 17 years old and is currently a graduate student in South Korea, working odd jobs to save cash to send as remittances to his family, all of whom...
“Entrepreneur” – it’s a buzz word. This is something that’s been eating at me for a while. Everyone wants to believe they’re an entrepreneur—but I think a lot of people don’t really understand what it means.
As a region, Latin America would benefit from hosting more conversations like this -- explorations about the future and bringing social enterprises from a niche concept to the core of what defines business success.
Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones.
The story of the West over the past 700 years is one of the increasing distribution of power. As we have moved from an agricultural to industrial to knowledge economy, the individual has gotten more and more powerful.
You go to the bank, deposit your paycheck and walk away thinking your money will remain safe and secure, ready for you to withdraw whenever the need arises. But as Greeks have discovered, that’s not necessarily the case.
The creation of tech-hubs, cultural interest in entrepreneurs and government-backed initiatives for innovative new businesses are all indications of a more advanced start-up culture – something that many countries crave.
[Note: This is a guest post by our friend Ryan Stewart over at Webris.org, you’re going to love it!] Do you fantasize about quitting your job? Read on, I can help you out. About a year ago a good friend of mine called me up.
At 16, Juliette Brindak unintentionally became an entrepreneur. Inspired to create an online space for girls, Brindak developed Miss O & Friends, a multi-faceted social networking community for tweens and teens.
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