Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Tax Foundation Report – International Tax Competitiveness Index (2014)

Taxes are a crucial component of a country’s international competitiveness. In today’s globalized economy, the structure of a country’s tax code is an important factor for businesses when they decide where to invest. No longer can a country tax business investment and activity at a high rate without adversely affecting its economic performance. In recent years, many countries have recognized

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US Federal Reserve Report – Mexico’s New Banking Measures Aim to Help Entrepreneurs

The overhaul of Mexico’s banking laws, enacted as part of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s wide-ranging economic and business structural changes, could address the banking system’s greatest weakness: the availability of credit for small- and medium-sized business, while enhancing regulatory oversight and transparency. Arguably the banking system’s greatest weakness involves small and medium-sized businesses’ difficulty obtaining credit. Only 32 percent of

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Endeavor Report – Fairchild Semiconductor and Growth of Silicon Valley

Endeavor Insight, supported by Omidyar Network, recently released a new report that analyzes the development of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurship hub. The report, entitled “How Did Silicon Valley Become Silicon Valley,” includes new data that is being shared publicly for the first time. Endeavor has conducted similar research on entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world, including in Argentina, Colombia, Turkey,

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Forbes Report – America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities (2014)

For the second time, Stanford University out-muscled its East Coast rivals to top the FORBES 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list. Silicon Valley’s reach has extended across California, as the state’s schools took over half of this year’s top ten spots. FORBES ranked 50 of the nation’s most entrepreneurial research universities based on their entrepreneurial ratios. They defined this metric as

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What Africa Needs For Growing and Nurturing an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama will be meeting 50 African leaders to discuss “America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.” However, according to a new bulletin from Cato scholars Marian L. Tupy and Dalibor Rohac reminds us that African problems cannot be solved in Western capitals. “Persistent poverty in Africa is caused primarily by flawed domestic policies and

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Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Discuss Google and Entrepreneurship Today with Vinod Khosla

Host: Vinod Khosla – Khosla Ventures Speakers: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Co-founders of Google Topic of discussion Larry and Sergey discuss opportunity to sell Google in 1997, with Vinod Khosla, the Venture Capitalist who tried to persuade his team to acquire Google for $1.5 million. These two creative disrupters discuss their aspirations of making the world a better place. SOURCE: Khosla

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What motivates entrepreneurs?

Understanding common characteristics and what motivates entrepreneurs to start and sustain their venture is important to understanding the entrepreneurial life cycle. By definition, “entrepreneurs are optimistic and idealistic.” They have great commitment, and a vision and passion that can be observed. According to Jack Stack, a judge for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Award Program, “You can

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What were the most disruptive information technologies?

The Commoditization of Disruptive Information Technologies It is important to understand the diffusion of disruptive innovations. This diffusion occurs when “innovators” buy and then, through an influence process, encourage others to buy. It always “starts with the first sale,” and the innovation can “diffuse” through society very quickly. As we take our first steps into the twenty-first century we can

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What are the origins of entrepreneurial capitalism?

Entrepreneurial capitalism is key to the success for entrepreneurship. But few words are as abused in the lexicon of the business world, as ill defined in the management literature, and as open to multiple meanings as entrepreneurship. The concept of entrepreneurship has been in our modern society for thousands of years and in the history of economic study the word

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