from Medium In his seminal paper, The Nature of the Firm, the great Ronald Coase stated that the optimal size of a firm in an industry will decrease as transaction costs in the industry decrease. The Internet has proven to be a singular tool to reduce transaction costs across almost every industry, so according to Coase, […]
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from TED All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come to fruition. More here.
from Forbes The current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, innovative capacity and entrepreneurial spirit. […]
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from Wired In Mike Judge’s excellent comedy series “Silicon Valley”, the much clichéd mission statement of start-ups claiming “to make the world a better place” is mocked to full effect. In one episode, a handful of start-ups line up to pitch to a panel of investors. They all conclude their presentations with the same lofty […]
from Co.EXIST As London tries to squeeze more separated bike lanes on overcrowded streets, one group of designers wants to take a different approach: Why not add a bike lane to the water, giving cyclists a car-free commute up and down the river? The proposed Thames Deckway Project would float in the Thames River for about seven […]
from American Entrepreneurship Today In his article, An Enterprising Spirit, Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker, speaks about the enterprising person. When we read his words we also see the portrait of great leaders and the characteristics that distinguish and differentiate them from others. “An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap […]
from Harvard Law Today As online digital trails grow larger, two Harvard Law students have pioneered a way to help individuals cover their tracks. David S. Gobaud ’15 and Lindsay Lin ’15 have created Pluto Mail, a free, web-based email service that allows users to unsend, edit, and auto-expire emails. Senders can keep their own […]
from Forbes In 1972, Sandra Kurtzig started her first company, ASK Computer Systems from the second bedroom of her house with $2,000. She was aiming to make some extra cash for childcare but instead as founder, chairman and CEO grew the company into one of 1970’s and 80’s largest global software companies. Kurtzig was the […]
from The Next Web I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I provide realistic solutions to the frustrations encountered when naming a company. Plus, I’ll have some fun analyzing both good and bad company names. This guide is divided into three, […]
from Forbes Think about how much smarter and more responsive the websites you use every day have gotten over the last 20 years. What if the science of educating children improved at a similar rate? AltSchool founder Max Ventilla thinks it could, and now he has $33 million to test out his belief thanks to […]
from Forbes Digital entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund is founder and CEO of Smarta, a site that supports entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses. Smarta was launched in 2009 and has become one of the UK’s leading resources for small businesses, offering help with everything from the first stages of start-up to managing finances and staff, and inspirational interviews with […]
from Forbes I get to speak to business school students every once in a while and I love to take questions at the end of my talk. Interacting with smart people—and the kids are invariably bright—always makes you better. I got my favorite question the other day. I was talking to second year students who were planning on being entrepreneurs, […]
from BW.com Elizabeth Isele spent 30 years as a book editor at New York publishers. She moved to Portland, Me., in 1996 and set up a nonprofit that taught computer skills to the elderly. Now Isele, 71, is reinventing herself again, this time as an advocate for senior entrepreneurs. In recent months she’s addressed the […]
from Seth Godin Innovation is something else entirely. Many entrepreneurs use an innovation to make an impact, but the hard part, the part that we’re rewarded for, is engaging with the user, the audience, the market. Bringing something to people who didn’t think they wanted it, know about it or initially welcome it, and make […]