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Obama, Let’s Try This Again

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Charting the entrepreneurial revolution that will sweep across the world.
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Try Zazzle for teaching kids to be entrepreneurs | Penelope Trunk Education

Try Zazzle for teaching kids to be entrepreneurs | Penelope Trunk Education | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
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Entrepreneurs Who Rewrote the Rules of Business

Entrepreneurs Who Rewrote the Rules of Business | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Rules were made to be broken, and no one knows that more than today's entrepreneurs.

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Welcome to Cronimerica: U.S. businesses are dying faster than they’re being created (This is new) | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

Welcome to Cronimerica: U.S. businesses are dying faster than they’re being created (This is new) | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
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The Fourth Economy may be rising but there are those intent on killing it in it's infancy.

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Youth entrepreneurship in Greece: A sign of hope?

Youth entrepreneurship in Greece: A sign of hope? | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
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With the old economy dying in Greece it is inspiring to see young people literally building the future there.

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The Rise Of The Micro-Enterprise

The Rise Of The Micro-Enterprise | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Did you know that around 87 percent of businesses in the United States are considered micro-enterprises? There’s a good chance that yours is one of them!
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Entrepreneurs are changing America and changing the world and the rise of the micro-enterprise or even micro-multinational is one of the best trends our economy has going for it.

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Activist Post: Underground Commerce is the Real Economy

Activist Post: Underground Commerce is the Real Economy | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
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The more corrupt and broken a countries economy is the more larger the "Shadow Economy" becomes.  When looking at stats remember how much larger the US GDP is compared to other countries and you will start to get an idea of how large our shadow economy is.

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Pass It On: Encourage Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs With These 5 Lessons

Pass It On: Encourage Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs With These 5 Lessons | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Certain values can be instilled in children to make them more likely to take risks and embrace failure.
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'The Sharing Economy' Can Make You Big Bucks

Find out how to make money by renting out the things around your home you don't use often.

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Katherine Correll's curator insight, April 27, 11:44 AM

The concept of common consumption sharing is a great way to identify new enterprises, reduce waste, save money, and  build community a the same time.

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Independent Work Goes Mainstream! (Infographics)

Independent Work Goes Mainstream! (Infographics) | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
The evidence is clear: the independent workforce is growing - and it's good for the economy. This year, independent workers are more satisfied staying independent and continue to make significant contributions to our nation's economic growth. Sometimes it's difficult to see how your day-to-day independent life is shaping the economy. You're actually part of a larger movement of workers across the country leaving "traditional" work, becoming their own bosses, and building new support systems for themselves (like benefits, services, and communities, which is what Freelancers Union is all about). But just in case you needed more evidence that you're not alone, here it is! Last week, the MBO partners, ...
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Whatever you call it the Fourth Economy is on the rise and is poised to be the future of the American economy.  As traditional business is mired in labor stagnation a new breed of Independents is rising...

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Entrepreneurs: Your Irrational Optimism Is Necessary

Entrepreneurs: Your Irrational Optimism Is Necessary | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
A look at how an aggressively optimistic outlook can lead to great things.

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Samuel Pavin's curator insight, February 22, 8:56 AM

Dont worry, be happy ... entrepreneurs!

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I like that science is proving that Optimism and business go together. Learned Optimism was a very important area of study for me. I really enjoy reading positive stories like this. Go Optimists.

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How to Launch Your Kids in a World of Spiky Success - HomeFree America

How to Launch Your Kids in a World of Spiky Success - HomeFree America | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
The fact is, the old path to economic success used to be slow and steady.  Work hard and play by the rules. Get the best education possible.  Enter an elite profession.  Work hard.  Save hard.  You win. That’s not true … Continue reading →
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Evgeny Morozov: Hackers, Makers, and the Next Industrial Revolution

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When, in November, the publisher Stewart Brand was asked about who carries the flag of counterculture today, he pointed to the maker movement. The maker era might not be upon us yet, but the maker movement has arrived.

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These Adorable Girls Claim They Accept Bitcoins At Their Lemonade Stand

Now that's keeping up with the times.
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How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin Riches

How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin Riches | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
What happened when 15-year-old Erik Finman invested a $1,000 gift from his grandma in Bitcoin. Hint: Big money. New business.
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Tiny Windmill Siphons Renewable Energy To Your Apartment - PSFK

Tiny Windmill Siphons Renewable Energy To Your Apartment - PSFK | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Dutch company claims to have a wind turbine that is 80% more efficient than existent turbines.

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Love these items, a distributed power grid is coming, I just hope it gets here in time.

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Vivalist's curator insight, June 6, 1:16 AM

nautilus design FTW

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What Entrepreneurs Really Want From Government

What Entrepreneurs Really Want From Government | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
What do startups and entrepreneurs really want from government? Free money? Connections and favors? Hardly. We want a level playing field and the freedom to succeed. Here's what that might look like.
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Great insights on a good start to get business running at a better pace than it is now.

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allAfrica.com: Angola: Self-Employment Fair Gathers Young Entrepreneurs

allAfrica.com: Angola: Self-Employment Fair Gathers Young Entrepreneurs | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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More young Entrepreneurs in Africa is an awesome sign.  Hopefully this is a trend with no end in sight. 

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Girl Spies Biz Opportunity, Invents Non-Sexual Teen Bras | The Libertarian Republic

Girl Spies Biz Opportunity, Invents Non-Sexual Teen Bras | The Libertarian Republic | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
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Awesome product idea from a young entrepreneur. 

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The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business

The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Here are a few reasons that philosophy majors will become the entrepreneurs who are shaping the business world.
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For Catholics, The Vocation Of Business Is The Main Hope For The World's Poor

For Catholics, The Vocation Of Business Is The Main Hope For The World's Poor | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Without jobs, how can the poor raise their income?
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Micro brands and the democratisation of manufacturing - DigitasLBi's Gareth Jones talks disruption at SXSW

Micro brands and the democratisation of manufacturing - DigitasLBi's Gareth Jones talks disruption at SXSW | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
It’s become something of a cliché to talk about the disruptive power of technology, but this doesn’t make it any less of a truism. And if...
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The sanitary pad revolutionary

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We’re glad you’re here. | Radical Social Entrepreneurs

We’re glad you’re here. | Radical Social Entrepreneurs | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
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Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur?
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5 Tips From Social Intrapreneurs On How To Navigate Complex Corporate Politics

5 Tips From Social Intrapreneurs On How To Navigate Complex Corporate Politics | Rise of the Fourth Economy | Scoop.it
Office politics can be hard to deal with for anyone but if you're trying to get your company to change from within you really need to know how to play...
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