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Mies Institute – Economics Is About Scarcity, Property, and Relationships


by Michael J. McKay The other day I was having coffee with a new friend, a retired businessman who had customized luxury cars in California. I mentioned I had recently retired from owning an investment firm and had studied economics for many years, especially Austrian economics. Like so many people, he said, “I really don’t understand economics and always have

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NVCA Report – How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Contribute To U.S. Economy


Report Commissioned by the National Venture Capital Association Shows Impact of Immigrants on American Jobs, Markets, and Innovation, Confirming Broad Support for High-Skilled Immigration Reform American Made 2.0: How Immigrant Entrepreneurs Continue to Contribute to the U.S. Economy finds that immigrants are having an even greater impact on U.S. competitiveness today, despite high-skilled immigration policies that many believe harm job

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What is cause marketing?


Discussions of Marketing Strategies and Working With Nonprofits Definition: Social cause marketing is the planning and implementation of sound marketing concepts and tools in commercial marketing programs in existing companies that are designed to influence individuals, modify behaviors that improve their well being, and bring about change in society. Learn how you can incorporate social cause marketing into your business plan Social

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IBM Study – Attaining Sustainable Growth through Corporate Social Responsibility


IBM Institute for Business Value Study on CSR About the Authors: George Pohle, VP and Global Leader, IBM Business Strategy Consulting Practice, Jeff Hittner, Corporate Social Responsibility Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value CEOs have long been accountable to a varied group of stakeholders – employees and communities, as well as investors. The nature of these relationships is now changing in ways that

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NVCA Report – Corporate Venture Capital Deals (Q3-2015)


Corporate Venture Participation Jumps to Over One Fifth of All Venture Deals in Third Quarter Corporate venture groups deployed $2.3 billion in 240 deals to the startup ecosystem during the third quarter of 2015, accounting for 14.1% of all venture capital dollars invested and 21.5% of all deals, according to the MoneyTree Report™ from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National

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What is the history of entrepreneurship in America?


Entrepreneurship is the vehicle for creating new jobs, generating revenue, advancing innovation, enhancing productivity, and improving business models and processes. Despite the challenges, entrepreneurship has never before been more vital to our economy than it is today. It is our best offense for economic progress and our finest defense against the status quo. Promoting entrepreneurship is in everyone’s best interest.

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What is the entrepreneurial life cycle?

The Entrepreneurial Life Cycle repeats itself in businesses of all sizes, from start-ups in a garage to corporate entrepreneurship activities in global Fortune 500 companies. It starts with an entrepreneur who perceives an opportunity, creates an organization to pursue it, assembles the required resources, implements a practical plan, assumes the risks and the rewards, all in a timely manner for

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Stanford Business – What is the economic impact of venture capital on US economy?


New academic report measures the impact of venture capital funded companies by Ilya A. Strebulaev Stanford Graduate School of Business, Professor of Finance Director of The Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Executive Program Will Gornall Sauder School of Business Assistant Professor, Finance Division Over the past 30 years, venture capital has become a dominant force in the financing of innovative American

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What is capitalism?

Capitalism depends on harnessing private motives to produce the goods and services that the public wants as efficiently as possible. Historian Charles Van Doren leads us to the early roots of “primitive capitalism” in his book A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future. He provides insight to the ancient Egyptians, economic life before the peasant, the introduction of the

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What is socialism?

Knowing that I am a professor teaching entrepreneurship a friend sent this funny email. After reading this, you can understand the definition of socialism in one minute. An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked

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