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You Have Our Permission Not To Grow
You Have Our Permission Not To Grow
According to Benjamin Franklin, life has only two certainties, death and taxes. It would appear, however, that the business world also has its own two certainties – the growth imperative and the Read More...
Category: Commentary
How Quickly Should Entrepreneurs Pursue Opportunities? Insights from the Mining Industry
How Quickly Should Entrepreneurs Pursue Opportunities? Insights from the Mining Industry
History is filled with stories about people who lament that they passed too quickly on an opportunity that later hit it big, or that stayed too long with a losing enterprise. Entrepreneurs, who are Read More...
Author: Dean Shepherd
Small Acts of Entrepreneurship Transcend the Business Realm
Small Acts of Entrepreneurship Transcend the Business Realm
The surge of enthusiasm for entrepreneurship bellows from the halls of government, the offices of corporations, the hashtags of social media, and the classrooms of academia. As a society, here in the Read More...
Category: Commentary
My Entrepreneurship Journey: Ireland to the Middle East and America
My Entrepreneurship Journey: Ireland to the Middle East and America
I grew up in Ireland, and my family hails from Ballyhaunis in County Mayo. Dad was a small business owner, who used his trusty cab to provide service to our neighbors. Dad provided my first exposure Read More...
The McDonaldization of Everything: Teaching Weber to Undergraduates
The McDonaldization of Everything: Teaching Weber to Undergraduates
Max Weber argued that the process of rationalization transformed social life forever. By loosening the hold of tradition, rationalization led to new practices that were chosen due to their Read More...
Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga
Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga
With ties that bind emotionally and legally, family businesses are different from non-family firms:  sensitive, easily disrupted and conflict-prone. But in this interview with EIX Editor Kim Read More...
Category: Interviews
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
The Corleones of "Godfather" fame are an extreme example of a “family business.” But like many family businesses, they have a family member who is a serious hindrance to their business, is less Read More...
To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'
To Engage Business Students, Roll Out 'the Barrels'
Many of us may remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from childhood. In these tales, the story develops to a point and presents a scenario choice to the reader. Depending on the Read More...
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict
Future Family Business Owners Can Learn to Manage Conflict
Conflict is inevitable in family-run businesses.  Learning how to manage it and channel it productively is an important skill for entrepreneurship students who may someday manage their own Read More...
Vegan Venture: Mission Drives Success for Restaurant Chain
Vegan Venture: Mission Drives Success for Restaurant Chain
Nicole Marquis, founder of Philadelphia's HipCityVeg vegan restaurant chain, strongly believes in a holistic approach to living and managing a venture.  In this interview with EIX Editor Donna Read More...
Category: Interviews

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