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A Call for Corporate Entrepreneurship

July 22, 2016 • Entrepreneurship, INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Jim Dewald Jim Dewald discusses the processes towards corporate entrepreneurship which are needed for organisations to achieve longevity and success in the evolving market.   I find it fascinating that corporations are inherently capable and sufficiently resourced to succeed in entrepreneurial ventures – they have the money, the ideas, the

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The Secret Life of Crowdfunding

May 24, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, INNOVATION, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENTComments (1)

By Adam J. Bock and Denis Frydrych Crowdfunding is a much-hyped tool for entrepreneurs to access capital anywhere in the world. While media and public perception have generally been positive, the data suggests high failure rates for crowdfunding campaigns. We


The Odds of Successful Entrepreneurship: How to Overcome the Holy Grail Syndrome

May 23, 2016 • Coaching, Entrepreneurship, INNOVATIONComments (1)

By Tijs Besieux In this article, Tijs Besieux discusses the four steps to overcoming the Holy Grail Syndrome, which could hinder an entrepreneur’s road to success. Because what makes entrepreneurs successful is their ability to combine several talents and


Entrepreneurial Risks and the Joys that Come with Them

May 21, 2016 • Entrepreneurship, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Women in LeadershipComments (0)

By Myra Strober Sometimes it is only with hindsight that one understands the benefits that come from taking an entrepreneurial risk. In 1974, Myra Strober helped to establish the center for research on women at Stanford, one of the first to be established in


Collaborative Innovation as Ultimate Driver of Growth

January 20, 2016 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…, INNOVATIONComments (5)

By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse Entrepreneurship is the key to economic growth, and right now, Europe’s economy difficulties need solutions. This article discusses the challenges that businesses, particularly those in the Eurozone, face in a collaborative

Sustainability Footprints in SMEs – Strategy and Case Studies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business

November 20, 2015 • Entrepreneurship, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICSComments (0)

By Lowellyne James Research indicates that sustainability footprints can transform stakeholder perceptions of waste from being a cost center to a profit center, reduce carbon emissions by diverting waste from landfills, and stimulate innovation through the

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Fixing the Triple Helix

November 20, 2015 • Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, INNOVATIONComments (1)

By Adam J Bock and David Johnson In knowledge-intensive fields, new ventures live or die within entrepreneurial ecosystems. This article shows how policymakers can nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems to fix broken triple helixes at the university-industry

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Start-up city: why Lisbon’s is luring entrepreneurs

November 19, 2015 • Entrepreneurship, INNOVATION, VideosComments (0)

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Careering Off Track: The New World of Work

September 17, 2015 • Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Talent ManagementComments (0)

By Adrian Furnham Today, the idea of a ‘job for life’ is, for many people, neither possible nor desirable.  The concept of the career has, and will continue to change. The old career contract with the organisation is less relevant, the new contract is

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Mobile Technology Meets Social Innovation: Reflections on progress and challenges

September 17, 2015 • Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, INNOVATION, Social Impact, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Ken Banks Talk is good, or so they say. But too much talk and not enough action isn’t. After working for the past twelve years in the technology-for-development (ICT4D) field, I’m beginning to feel that talking is pretty much all it does, and that