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Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now Helping Women Entrepreneurs Succeed: What's Needed Now
The number of successful women entrepreneurs is growing, but much more needs to be done to support them now and prepare future generations of women leaders. In this second part of a two-part Read More...
Category: Commentary
Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy? Breaking Norms to Get Ahead: Do Women Entrepreneurs Need a Dash of Psychopathy?
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...
Category: Commentary
How Can the Family Business Cope When a Key Non-family Exec Leaves?
Over the past few weeks, Smith & Taylor Law Firm has been dealing with the shock and logistical changes brought on by a key executive of their practice deciding to resign. Paul Duffey started at Read More...
Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur Starting Over: The Midlife Entrepreneur
Midlife is traditionally a time for traveling or playing more golf -- but not for mid-lifers who decide to leave the security of a steady paycheck for the uncertain life of an entrepreneur.  Read More...
Category: Commentary
Encouraging and Supporting Minority Entrepreneurship for Long-Term Success Encouraging and Supporting Minority Entrepreneurship for Long-Term Success
Entrepreneurs and their ventures have a huge impact on the social, political and most of all economic well-being (Light & Rosenstein, 1995) of communities, cities and countries around the world, Read More...
Technical Specialized Knowledge and Founder Leadership at Initial Public Offering Technical Specialized Knowledge and Founder Leadership at Initial Public Offering
In 2003 Noam Wasserman introduced the term “Paradox of Success” to describe how software company founders were more likely to be replaced as their startups attracted more capital or went Read More...
How Family Firms Can Innovate With Less
Family firms often face limits on the financial and human capital available to them. But in Germany, a class of small- to medium-sized businesses known as the "Mittlestand" has learned to transcend Read More...
Category: Commentary
How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born How Entrepreneurial Legends, Heroes and Meccas are Born
Entrepreneurship history is filled with events, places and people who are now legendary or even sacred. In the beginning of the 20th century, New York’s Lower East Side became a place where Jewish Read More...
'There's No Birthright' and Other Tips for Raising Entrepreneurial Leaders
Joe Brito, the third-generation head of C.B. Utility Co. in Bristol, Rhode Island, started his career in the family business as a laborer.  He firmly believes that anybody entering their family Read More...
Category: Commentary
James Wetherbe: How Consulting Connects Colleges to the Real World James Wetherbe: How Consulting Connects Colleges to the Real World
James Wetherbe is the Richard Schulze Distinguished Professor at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Previously he served on the faculty and the University of Houston, Minnesota Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Jon Eckhardt

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