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Why Not Up the Mississippi?: Outtake from Cohen and DeLong, Concrete Economics

The conventional--pioneer--wisdom in American history is, still, that independent, entrepreneurial people settled the continent in small farms and established this civilization, pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps and building things through their own energy and enterprise, aided by democracy and the legal infrastructure of the free market. This, of...

Lessons for startup ecosystems from the history of Silicon Valley

I just read Nicolas Colin’s Brief History of the World (of Venture Capital). It’s a great romp through the history of entrepreneurial ventures and how they were financed –...

Forget lemonade, Beyoncé wants you to drink watermelon

Beyoncé, fresh off one of the most elaborate record promotions in music history, is investing in a three-year-old startup that sells watermelon water, becoming the latest celebrity to take a more entrepreneurial approach to endorsements. The...Show More Summary

Sorry, you can no longer buy Kobe Bryant’s air on eBay

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

While most fans at Staples Center were simply content to be a part of a history as witnesses to Kobe Bryant’s final career game last Wednesday, a particularly entrepreneurial individual decided to take it to the next level. On Sunday afternoon, eBay user cardemon_huskers2015 was selling a plastic bag online containing what he claimed was air from Bryant’s […]

Denmark isn’t a middle-class, capitalist, entrepreneurial country? Because it has universal healthcare, free college, free day care, and guaranteed family and medical leave? Really, Secretary Clinton? Really?

We are not Denmark — I love Denmark — we are the United States of America.  We would be making a grave mistake to turn our backs on what built the greatest middle class in the history of the world. – Hillary Clinton, last night Okay.  When I heard that, I said, “Wow.  Did she […]

The Evolution of Japanese Startups: Innovation From The Ground Up

Japan is an extremely entrepreneurial society, with a long history of individuals creating businesses and striking out on their own. Despite this history, the phenomenon of ‘Startup entrepreneurship’ is not yet the engine of economic growth and innovation that Japan needs; With global change and pace of innovation ever accelerating, Japan [...]

Today in Media History: In 1976 Steve Jobs started Apple and soon introduced the Apple-1 computer

On April 1, 1976, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne established the Apple computer company and soon introduced the Apple-1 computer. (The company was incorporated in January 1977.) “His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth...Show More Summary

‘Shark Tank’ Success: Christopher Gray Showed Entrepreneurial Spirit Years Before ‘Scholly’

Last month on Shark Tank, Christopher Gray was part of one of the most dramatic moments in the show’s history. The Drexel University student presented his app, ‘Scholly,’ to the panel and asked for an investment of $40,000 for a 15 percent stake. Show More Summary

Women in Business: Patrice Rice, Founder and CEO of Patrice & Associates

Patrice Rice has an entrepreneurial background with a history of building successful businesses. Her hospitality career began in the hotel industry where she was the Sales Manager for the Holiday Inn and the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Lord Baltimore Hotel in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Show More Summary

Madame Brussels: Interview with the Fabulous Miss Pearls

At the top of Bourke Street, Madame Brussels is a delightful rooftop bar, named after one of the most salacious characters in Melbourne's history. In the 1880s and 1890s, Madame Brussels was an audacious and entrepreneurial woman who owned several infamous brothels in the city. Show More Summary

Today in Entrepreneurial History: October 23

2 On this day in 1958, the Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series), appear for the first time in the story “The Flute with Six Holes.”

Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 31

1790 – The very first US patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. 1865 – The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia. 1931 – New York, New York experimental television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts.

Edward Norton’s mission to help you raise money for a good cause

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in "Primal Fear," "Fight Club" and "American History X." He's also a passionate philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit. After running the New York City Marathon for charity...Show More Summary

Edward Norton’s mission to help you raise money for a good cause

Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in "Primal Fear," "Fight Club" and "American History X." He's also a passionate philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit. After running the New York City Marathon for charity...Show More Summary

Massachusetts Sets Itself Apart As Global Clean Energy Hub

Massachusetts, a state filled with top-tier universities, is known for its entrepreneurial vision, history of innovation and spawning scientific advances. The technological gains have spread to the clean energy sector and helped expand the industry. read more

A Love Story That Spawned A Hardware Revolution In The Kitchen

Neither of them had any entrepreneurial history before they met. Abe Fetterman was a plasma physics Ph.D at Princeton and Lisa Qiu had worked in hospitality at Jean-Georges and Mario Batali before entering the magazine world. But while watching Top Chef episodes during their first week of dating, they clicked. Show More Summary

Today in Entrepreneurial History: October 23

On this day in 1958, the Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarves, later popularized in a Hanna-Barbera animated cartoon series), appear for the?

Fly High

Todd Branchflower was one my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. After watching my Secret History of Silicon Valley talk, he became fascinated by how serendipity created both weapon systems and entrepreneurship in World War II – and brought us federal [...]

Today in Entrepreneurial History: March 25

On this day, Tom Monaghan, the founder of Dominos Pizza was born. For more on the the founder of Domino’s Pizza, read Pizza Tiger.?

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