Learn From Leaders: Famous Founders' Best Advice for New Ventures

  Over the past several years EIX editors have interviewed the founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies, and we've published videos of those conversations on our site. Recently we re-edited Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Daniel Forbes and Jon Eckhardt

Founderitis: A Silent Killer of Startups

It is well-known that only a small fraction of startups achieve long-lasting success. They often fail not because their idea is poor but because of problems executing on their idea. One area that is Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Chuck Sacco and Aasim Sani

How Family Business Leaders Can Encourage Both Devotion and Performance

Family businesses have unique strengths and unique problems because they blend two identities -- "family" and "business" -- whose priorities are often at odds. While the family identity nurtures Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Roland Kidwell and Kathryn Kloepfer

Class Explores Legal Aspects of Business Entities

In 2011, I created a Law and the Entrepreneur course at Bradley University. It was the first course on its campus created for its new Turner School of Entrepreneurship. This course is exclusively for Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Tanya Marcum

Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge Highlights e-Fest® 2018

Sponsored by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, and EIX.org, a non-profit online platform for entrepreneurship Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: James Beal

Why Do Startups Succeed or Fail: Teams, Ideas or Execution?

Startups succeed or fail for a variety of reasons: no market need, not the right team, timing, running out of cash, premature scaling and more. It is important for students to understand this so that Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Chuck Sacco

LinkedIn CoFounder: Start with a Team, Not an Idea

EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay by one of five co-founders of LinkedIn, the 500 million-member social network for professionals, is part of our EIX feature entitled “The Entrepreneur Essay.” Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Konstantin Guericke

'Home Field Advantage' Works in Business as well as Baseball

Entrepreneurs with great ideas often feel they must pull up stakes and move to a region that is known as a hub for their specific industry.  But research that we published in 2012 suggests that Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Olav Sorenson and Michael S. Dahl

Advice for Non-Family Executives in Family Businesses

Ritch Sorenson, Professor of Family Business at the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis, once worked at a bank founded by his grandfather.  When it closed, he felt a personal loss that Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Ritch Sorenson

'Group Work' Has Lasting Benefits Beyond K-12

Group work has been implemented successfully for years at the K-12 level, but has been slow to catch on within higher education. Group work, or cooperative learning, offers a host of benefits to both Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Howard E. Aldrich