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Parental Divorce Affects Future Entrepreneurial Success

A child’s upbringing within his or her family often sows the seeds of entrepreneurial success later in life. Yet, families today are increasingly fragile, and many entrepreneurs have experienced Read More...

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Authors: Mateja Andric , Josh Hsueh , Thomas Zellweger and Isabella Hatak

Small Businesses and the Social Fabric of Urban Neighborhoods

In the bustling landscapes of our cities, small businesses play an important economic role. But their impact extends beyond economic activities. In many cities, small businesses are vibrant pillars Read More...

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Authors: Chris Danner , Abdifatah Ali , Daniel Forbes and Garrett Steede

Authenticity Lessons From the Craft Beer Industry

From ancient Mesopotamia through the onset of the Industrial Revolution, craft-based industries have been a path to prosperity. Today, craft-based ventures attract a growing number of consumers who Read More...

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Authors: Stanislav Dobrev and Cameron Verhaal

What If Activists Target My Company?

Conventional business wisdom holds that innovation comes from smart strategizing inside the company. However, business innovations are often prompted by factors outside of a company. Increasingly, Read More...

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Authors: Theodore L. Waldron , James C Wetherbe , Chad Navis , Elizabeth Karam and Gideon Markman

For VCs, Communities May Matter More Than Connections

Whether in the science parks of Shenzhen in China or the coffee shops of Silicon Valley in the United States, vibrant communities of investors, entrepreneurs, and experts drive progress by fostering Read More...

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Authors: Xiaoteng Wu , Arzi Adbi and Pasha Mahmood

Research-Based Advice for Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles

The mission of EIX is to provide the soundest advice to help entrepreneurs, investors, and their companies improve their success rates. One important source of advice is based on research: rigorous Read More...

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Authors: Jon Eckhardt and Catherine Buday

Does Social Spending Discourage Entrepreneurship?

The importance of entrepreneurship to the economy is well established. Entrepreneurship drives economic growth and helps to solve society’s intractable problems, from curing disease to lowering Read More...

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Authors: Eric Liguori , Matt Marvel , Shelby Solomon and Joshua Bendickson

Entrepreneurs Need an Agile Mindset and Agile Slack

In 2001, Zara (INDITEX) noticed that black t-shirts had disappeared from its store shelves after the Twin Towers attack and rushed to replenish them. How was Zara able to meet this unplanned demand? Read More...

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Author: Yoel Asseraf

When Can Fintech Do the Most Good?

Fintech is an increasingly important innovation for businesses across the world. Fintech broadly refers to technologies that enable banking and financial services. As fintech has the power to diffuse Read More...

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Authors: Arzi Adbi and Siddharth Natarajan

Attract and Retain the Best People As You Grow

All businesses confront their own talent management challenges at some point. Small businesses and startups, typically consisting of the founder/owner and perhaps one or two key employees, struggle Read More...

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Author: Doug Farren