The author is chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Entrepreneurship is that rare thing: political catnip, box office, classroom hit and economic imperative. So it ought to be possible to answer the simplest question of all: does such education work? Nobody knows.
Entrepreneurship can be hard to quantify. Quantifying the entrepreneurial energy of a community is particularly challenging. While booming communities will claim that they have waves of creative talent with inspiring business ideas ready to lift off, others fret about the lack of such talent, both those that start businesses and those with technical ability to work at them. When these companies innovate and challenge incumbent businesses, a more dynamic economy emerges that allocates resources more efficiently. A dynamic economy, with a higher rate of new firm entry than the 8% we currently see, creates more jobs, infuses markets with competition, and benefits society through a higher standard of living.
One group that has been shown to possess such entrepreneurial energy is immigrants. Throughout American business history, immigrant entrepreneurs have started businesses that have grown to become giants in their field and proven to be a competitive advantage in global competition.
The latest figures from the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity confirm that immigrants continue to be among the most entrepreneurially inclined individuals
Must read. Steve Blank is at it again. Always valuable. https://t.co/RiIc6gxeI8— Mark Suster (@msuster) June 26, 2015
Alberto Benbunan´s blog in English, May 15, 2015: Prophecies about Technology and Advertising
A couple of days ago I was lucky to participate in the Tech Marketing Show, sitting in a group of 5 spanish prophets together with Aquilino Peña, Rodolfo Carpintier, Cristina del Rey and Monica Deza...
Foster and his collaborators gathered data on more than 158,000 startups worldwide, tracking each company for five years. What they found is that ...
Spearheading Japan's renewables revolution: http://t.co/wNkTP67PrL— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) June 16, 2015
"We want to help shape the future of the energy industry in Japan, to change the world through renewable energy."http://t.co/loQ2wTBUie— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) June 16, 2015
Japan's renewable energy sector has grown hugely in recent years - and alumnus Ken Isono is leading the field: http://t.co/4jVKqNxFbl— LondonBusinessSchool (@LBS) June 15, 2015
The business has come a long way in just four years. Isono was on the shortlist for both the 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Japan and EY job creation award, and runs one of the fastest growing companies in his sector.
By 2017 he plans on having developed 1,000 MW of renewable energy power plants. The firm is expanding as well, both into new energy sources, such as wind, hydro energy and biomass, and internationally.
Our offices are located in central London, with easy access to both the local start-up scene and some of Europe’s most vibrant financial players in the City.
ICTA research leader in artificial intelligence, Professor Toby Walsh, says Watson is well suited to solving problems that involve sifting through large volumes of unstructured data.
As the volume of data available to humans increases, he says tools like Watson will be essential for helping make sense of it all. An early application of Watson is in helping clinicians make better decisions.
“The number of scientific papers being written is beyond the remit of any one person to read any more, and often it is unstructured text,” Walsh says.
One of the first Australian organisations to sign up to Watson is Victoria’s Deakin University. Chief digital officer, William Confalonieri, says the university is using Watson initially to create an intelligent digital guide for students. Deakin has received the highest ranking of any Victorian university for learning satisfaction for the past four years, and Confalonieri says the use of Watson is intended to cement this...
How does Watson learn? Watson gets smarter by tracking feedback from its users and applying that knowledge. http://t.co/up2UJSQdly— IBM Watson (@IBMWatson) June 2, 2015
Please join us in congratulating the 2015 EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year winner, Mohed Altrad, of Altrad Group, France!— EY EOY (@EY_EOY) June 6, 2015
By Peter Diamandis Jan 26, 2015
In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil.
Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence.” Ray is also amazing at predicting a lot more beyond just AI.
This post looks at his very incredible predictions for the next 20+ years.
As humans, we are biased to think linearly.
As entrepreneurs, we need to think exponentially.
Launch day is here! http://t.co/aZmdUTGPAx— Tina Seelig (@tseelig) May 26, 2015
Here is the correct link to a sample chapter from INSIGHT OUT, which will be released tomorrow! http://t.co/wE2w8tnLPv— Tina Seelig (@tseelig) May 25, 2015
Financial system that is more diverse, will be a financial system that is more stable.See my remarks today@LendItConf http://t.co/hT10VD76Oi— Lawrence H. Summers (@LHSummers) April 16, 2015
Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
Innovation, Knowledge Management, Management Learning, Non-linear dynamic (complex) behaviour in management, Pedagogical approaches, Workplace Learning, Personal Development
www.mckinsey.com/insights/social_sector/Women_in_the_Muslim_world_taking_the_fast_track_to_change March 2015 | by Saadia Zahidi
Chapter 1 by Wm. Blake Winchell, an adjunct professor at IE Business School
Biotechnology Venture Capital Investments is an authoritative, insiders perspective on the ins and outs of biotechnology venture capital and the unique factors surrounding venture capital in this ever-evolving industry. Featuring managing directors and partners representing some of the nations top VC firms, this book provides tactical advice for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs on structuring investments and negotiating deal terms. These industry experts offer proven strategies for establishing valuations, putting together a management team, evaluating risk, and overcoming many of the challenges involved specifically within the biotech industry. From examining term sheets to working with founders, these experts articulate methods for approaching deals strategically and funding appropriately based on key milestones. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great minds powering the biotech venture world, as experts offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this fascinating industry where science, investing, and deal-making intersect...
Chapters Include: 1. Wm. Blake Winchell, Managing General Partner, Fremont Ventures - "Building Businesses With Venture Capital" 2. ...
Wm. Blake Winchell is a member of the World President’s Organization (www.wpo.org) and is an adjunct professor at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, one Europe's leading business schools, where he teaches highly rated courses on Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Acquisition (Search Funds). He is also on the IE Business School International Advisory Board.
Blake received his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and he is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College with high honors in English and Economics; he was a Rufus Choate Scholar and received the Henley Economics Award.
All VC101 episodes chronologically mashed up into a full length movie. Follow the antics of Dick Hubris et al http://t.co/epfUlSOwXW— W. Blake Winchell (@blakewinchell) 7 Septembre 2013
It's a bit late but:
+ How to learn any language in six months | Australian entrepreneur Chris Lonsdale (龙飞虎)(Wikipedia) | TEDxLingnanUniversity
16 February 2015
(Reuters) – European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to climate change.
Nearly a third of the overall spending under the Juncker plan is meant to be related to energy.
One of the pilot projects presented on Monday that will run until 2017 is the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency scheme.
It will take 80 million euros of Commission money to try and elicit more than 550 million euros in spending on ways to save energy, such as better insulated buildings.
While EU officials declined to go into details, they said the 80 million would be used to protect against credit risk on energy efficiency loan portfolios and said the Commission would also provide technical expertise.
The other project is the Natural Capital Financing Facility. It will draw on up to 125 million euros of EIB funds to attract investment in projects such as forestry management...
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, which represents investors responsible for nearly 9 trillion euros in assets, says EU financing instruments can attract private capital if there are strong policies to support them.
J. David Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.
Companies' decisions should reflect environmental, social & economic costs of climate change. -Quebec Premier http://t.co/qAOk7FSnAs— World Bank Climate (@wbclimatechange) February 12, 2015
US faces worst droughts in a 1,000 years, predict scientists http://t.co/W0PouFlxRG— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) February 12, 2015
Climate engineering: it could be a money-making opportunity for business http://t.co/lf0YqFQvjm— Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) February 11, 2015
Secretary of Commerce at U.S. Department of Commerce
Feb 11, 2015
Today at the 2015 Kauffman Foundation’s State of the Entrepreneur in Washington, D.C. I spoke about six new ways the Commerce Department is supporting American entrepreneurs
To bring the best ideas to the table at the Commerce Department, we re-established the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where top academics, business and non-profit leaders offer advice on innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry-driven skills training
(Beijing, Jan 23, 2015) - Five Chinese companies with innovative technologies were today announced as the winners of WWF-China’s third annual Climate Solver Award.
If these five technologies reach their expected market share, more than 0.118 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents will be reduced every year.
The objective of the Climate Solvers programme, started by WWF-Sweden in 2008, is to strengthen innovation ecosystems around climate entrepreneurs’ so as to increase their capacity for widespread use of low carbon technologies in society.
Unity Girl Dolls: auldontoyworld.com/unity_dolls
Apart from Nigeria, Auldon’s toys are now sought after in countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and some parts of Europe. Last year, Auldon launched the Unity Girl Dolls, a set of multi-cultural dolls clad in the traditional attires of Nigeria’s major ethnic groups. It has been a runaway success and a tremendous hit among Nigerian parents and their daughters.
Besides his mother tongue, Spanish, he is fluent in English, German and French and follows the development of Internet in those countries that speak these languages.
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Editor: Gestión 2000; Edición: 1 (14 de febrero de 2013)
Following the billionaire investor’s announcement at the Tony Elumelu Foundation headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 1st of his pledge of $100 million towards creating 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years; the annual program, the first ambitious undertaking of its kind, was opened for business ideas submissions and entries from applicants across Africa via its online application portal, TEEP.