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Kimberly Eddleston

Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University

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Want to Give Your Entrepreneurship Students Real-World Experience? Try Consulting Projects
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How many professors can say that students talk about what they learned in their class during a job interview? Or that their students routinely save small businesses from the brink of bankruptcy? Read More...
Restaurant Icon Frank DePasquale Shares Recipe for Success
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His key ingredients: Learn from others. Listen to customers. Hug your employees. Read More...
B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map
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Here's what happened when Boston-area restaurant owner “Lakis” Vlahoulis let students into the kitchen. Read More...
'Femgineer' Aims to Empower Technology Specialists
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Poornima Vijayashanker discusses how she turned her blog into a thriving business, and why entrepreneurs must be coachable. Read More...
Retooling Products to Reach New Markets: The Lindt Candy Dilemma
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This exercise helps entrepreneurship students understand the importance of retooling products to reach new markets. Read More...
Real-Life Drama: Creating a TV Series Based on a Family Business
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From the "director's chair," students illustrate the challenges of the family firm, and what makes a good one. Read More...
Talk With Real Customers Before the Launch
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How entrepreneurs can test the waters before they roll out a new venture. Read More...
How Best Buy Engages Employees in Putting Customers First
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In an era when customers are always ready to bolt, here's how Best Buy keeps them coming back. Read More...
The 'Fredo Factor:' How Deadbeats and Troublemakers Hurt Family Businesses
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As the Corleones and many other family firms have learned, bad-apple relatives can wreak havoc. How to deal with your "Fredo." Read More...
Why Family Firms Are Like Jenga
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They're sensitive, easily disrupted and conflict-prone. Author Doug Baumoel discusses why they must innovate nonetheless. Read More...
Confidentiality Agreements Promote Candor in Family Business Classes
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For students to share their own good and bad family experiences in a family business class, confidentiality is essential. Read More...
Being Female Affects Business Loans from Family and Friends
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A new study shows that women entrepreneurs have a harder time getting financing not only from banks, but also from friends and family. Read More...
Investing for a Better World: A Conversation with Justin Rockefeller
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A fifth-generation Rockefeller shares insights about how entrepreneurs and businesses can align investment and values. Read More...
Let's Get Professional: Family Firms Need HRM Practices
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Family business members and students can learn how professional human resources practices can minimize issues. Read More...
How Can the Family Business Cope When a Key Non-family Exec Leaves?
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"But he was like family!" What one firm learned from an unexpected and devastating departure. Read More...
'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders
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Joe Brito shares the management tips that made his four-generation Rhode Island-based construction firm so successful. Read More...
What it Takes to Build a Four-Generation Business
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From a single bulldozer in the 1950s, this top Rhode Island construction firm has thrived by adhering to its founder's core values. Read More...
Trust Me: I'm a Salesman
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A former police offer had to learn to sell when he became an entrepreneur. Read More...
Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur
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A former policeman talks about the challenge of launching his own company selling professional-quality artisanal knives. Read More...
Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy?
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A 2016 University of Alabama Study concluded that women with a benign touch of psychopathy (callousness, ability to put aside emotions to do a tough job, not afraid to buck gender norms) are more Read More...
Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now
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Women Entrepreneurs are growing in number, but much more needs to be done to support them and prepare future generations. Read More...
Tavern Has the Recipe for Appeal and Profitability
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Fickle customers, tricky finances -- how a popular Rhode Island tavern meets the industry's key challenges. Read More...
#MeToo is Changing the Game for Startups
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The #MeToo era has created new challenges for entrepreneurs and startups. Cautionary tales abound of startups whose hard-partying culture resulted in sexual harassment, hostile work environments and Read More...
The 5 Money Mistakes That Blindside Entrepreneurs
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Too many families underestimate the business's impact on their personal finances and don't plan for the future. Read More...
More Women Should Study Entrepreneurship
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Women have become a powerful part of the global economy, but many college and university entrepreneurship programs are not attracting them. In this interview with EIX's Kim Eddleston, professors Read More...
Venture Helps Artisans with Special Needs Find Markets
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Yad, an eFest2019 finalist company, has a social mission at its heart: it aims to help Guatemalan artisans with special needs express themselves through art, and then find retailers who can help Read More...
Mentorship Helps Mission-Driven Venture Thrive
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Vulnerable women living in Colombia are earning money and improving their lives through jewelry-making, thanks to Artyfactos. The company has found markets for the women's creations in the US and Read More...
Trust Your Mentors, and Your Gut
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The founder of Made Organics encourages entrepreneurs to balance advice from mentors and their own vision. Read More...
'Imposter Syndrome' Holds Back Entrepreneurial Women
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Many women who want to grow their businesses get in their own way because of how they see themselves. Here's how they can stop selling themselves short. Read More...
Family Business Experts: How to Survive the Holidays Intact
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Holiday gatherings can be fraught with resentment. Advice from the experts and "Bob's Burgers." Read More...
Encouraging Family Business Members to Go the Extra Mile
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Tight control or adaptability and collaboration? A hybrid of both approaches motivates best. Read More...
Becoming the Boss: Advice for Women in Family Businesses
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More women are taking over their family business from a man, but they're still seen as the wife, daughter, sister or niece rather than the boss. Read More...
The 5 Mortal Sins of New Product Development
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Northeastern University Professor Stephen L. Golden discusses five mistakes that innovators and companies make that can doom a new product. Read More...
Turn Your Idea Into an Innovation
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Many blockbuster products and companies have started with people who were not engineers, scientists or coders. Fortunately, today they can easily get help developing their product. Read More...
Family Business Professors: Resources For Online Learning
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Many professors are revising their courses for remote learning. Check out our free and peer-reviewed resources that can easily be used in an online course. Read More...
Professors Share Tips for Moving Online
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As classrooms close, teachers are moving classes online. Here are some tips from those who've made the transition. Read More...
Professors Share Best Practices for the Online Classroom
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Faculty and students around the world are making a huge transition. Using the right technology and supporting students will be critical. Here's some advice from professors who've learned what works. Read More...
More Advice for Engaging Students Online
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Now that you (successfully) moved your course online, this followup article offers more activities and techniques to incorporate. Read More...
What Family Businesses Should be Doing Now
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Threats to survival can push family businesses to reassess strengths and weaknesses, look for opportunities and challenges coming their way, and unite behind a challenge. Read More...
Be Part of An Important Survey About Coping With Covid-19
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We have a unique opportunity to learn from one another and generate new knowledge that will last generations. We need your help! Read More...
Food for Thought: Starting a Side Hustle While Working Full-time
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It's possible to start a business while working for someone else, and it can even make you look better to your current boss. But the risks can be great, too. A successful "sidepreneur" shares her secrets. Read More...
Women Can Cultivate a Leadership Presence
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"Gravitas" is a personal attribute that helps women carry themselves like leaders and helps others perceive them that way. It doesn't come naturally. Read More...
Back to School: Resources for an Uncertain Time
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Colleges and universities everywhere are grappling with how to teach in fall of 2020: online only, on campus or a hybrid. These articles will help entrepreneurship educators be prepared for whatever happens. Read More...

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No a**hole rule by Robert Sutton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS2GBq5lKAU

This video offers an overview of Robert Sutton's Harvard Business Review article and book titled: "The No A**hole Rule." It reminds us about the need to be civil in the workplace and not to tolerate bad behavior. From an entrepreneurship standpoint, it highlights the need for good leadership and the importance of creating an organizational environment that brings out the best in people.

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