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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...
Class Explores Legal Aspects of Business Entities 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...
Author: Tanya Marcum
Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge Highlights e-Fest® 2018 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? 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...
Author: Chuck Sacco
LinkedIn CoFounder: Start with a Team, Not an Idea 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
'Home Field Advantage' Works in Business as well as Baseball '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...
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...
'Group Work' Has Lasting Benefits Beyond K-12 '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...

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