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Corporate America Hasn’t Been Disrupted | FiveThirtyEight
"The U.S. economy, in other words, has become less flexible, more risk-averse and slower to react to changing circumstances. Maybe it could use a little disruption."
economics  entrepreneurship  future  growth  technology  disruption 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas
"This phenomenon is one of the most important things you can understand about startups. You'd expect big startup ideas to be attractive, but actually they tend to repel you. And that has a bunch of consequences. It means these ideas are invisible to most people who try to think of startup ideas, because their subconscious filters them out. Even the most ambitious people are probably best off approaching them obliquely."
business  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  startup  ideas  inspiration 
april 2012 by tsuomela
The death of Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs and America's decline | The Economist
"As bad as their politics has got, Americans could always comfort themselves with the knowledge that their business leaders, entrepreneurs and workers were the most dynamic and innovative in the world. But they may look back on 2011 and see three events that undermine that story: the downgrade of America’s credit rating
JobsSteve  death  business  american  decline  politics  entrepreneurship 
october 2011 by tsuomela
Connecting to The Social Network | the human network
If Saverin had stayed true, had gone to California and worked closely with Zuckerberg, this would be a different story, a story about Facebook’s co-founders, and how together they overcame the odds to launch the most successful enterprise of the 21st century.  This is not that story.  This is a story of bromance spurned, and how that inevitably ended up in the courts.  Only when people fail to connect (a recurring theme in The Social Network) do they turn to lawyers.  Zuckerberg was always there, anxious for Saverin to connect.  Saverin was always looking elsewhere for his opportunities.  That’s the tragedy of the story, a story which may not be true in all facts, but which speaks volumes of human truth.
title(SocialNetwork)  review  entrepreneurship  friendship  faith 
october 2010 by tsuomela
The Young Foundation - A centre for Social Innovation
We bring together insight, innovation and entrepreneurship to meet social needs, with a 55 year track record of success with ventures such as the Open University, Which?, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Healthline (the precursor of NHS Direct).

Our Launchpad team creates innovative new organisations in health and education.

Our local innovation work includes practical projects involving neighbourhoods, wellbeing and the future of cities.

Our research covers changing needs, crime, social innovation, civility and belonging. We work locally around our base in east London, throughout the UK, as well as internationally.
social  innovation  research  community  activism  entrepreneurship  creativity  design  think-tank  international  city(London)  country(GreatBritain) 
march 2010 by tsuomela

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