Posts Tagged ‘ entrepreneurship ’

The culture of innovation

April 8, 2013
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The culture of innovation

Deborah Perry Piscione discusses her life and latest book with TechCrunch journalist, Andrew Keen.  Piscione is an author, philanthropist, publisher and commentator who moved to Silicon Valley with her family in 2006 and became fascinated with the Valley culture for success.  In addition to starting Alley to the Valley that brings together influential women for…

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The Lego Group story

October 1, 2012
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The Lego Group story

Founded in Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, today Lego continues to be the family-owned business.  It celebrates 80 years of existence this year.  The trajectory from quality, wooden toys to the current Lego system based on Lego® bricks is an interesting story of entrepreneurial courage, innovative design and business creativity.  From its beginning…

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User entrepreneurship

April 25, 2012
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User entrepreneurship

Not all user entrepreneurs commercialize their innovations.  In this theoretical research paper, the authors present a model that purports to explain when user innovations are commercialized by users, manufacturers or not at all.  Given the current belief of the importance entrepreneurial venture development to a country’s economic success, this research provides some interesting policy considerations…

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Museums as dining-destinations

April 25, 2012
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Museums as dining-destinations

Museums may be the new destination place for a different kind of art.  During this period of funding downturn, finding new ways to attract the viewing customer beyond the display of visual art objects is challenging museum operators.  The latest trend in business models brings innovation to the in-house culinary offers.  In many major cities,…

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User-entrepreneurs stimulate innovation

March 12, 2012
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User-entrepreneurs stimulate innovation

In a recent study designed to understand the relationship between user entrepreneurs, innovation and sustainability, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation-supported research suggests that access to venture capital, use of intellectual property and clear focus on the user entrepreneur’s product or service are what matter.  The study authors, Shah and Smith, break down user entrepreneur into…

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