Working not begging?
They are the army of ideas people and go-getters who will haul the economy back to its feet. Aren't they? The reality is not quite as rosy.
How do innovators acquire their skills?
Researchers surveyed college students to find out what was influencing student motivation. They found good relationships with faculty make a big difference, but not good grades.
Window of opportunity? A boy watches a protest by India’s Dalits in Ahmedabad.
India's former 'untouchables' are struggling to make a mark in business – despite some high-profile successes.
Informal traders at Cape Town ‘s Grand Parade. Survival businesses that are here today and gone tomorrow cannot further long term devemlopment.
After 1994 the microcredit movement helped plunge large numbers of black South Africans into heavy debt and poverty while enriching a few white elites who provided the loans.
Migrant entrepreneurs in South Africa face constant security threats and enjoy minimal protection from the police.
Contrary to the view that all migrants take jobs from South Africans, research shows that migrant entrepreneurs generate employment for local citizens.
Not everyone gets to go to startup school.
The government wants more Australian entrepreneurs to fail - which would be fine if they learned from their mistakes.
Will the ‘ideas boom’ take hold?
The government's innovation agenda is heavy on incentives for startups and entrepreneurs.
Women who live in countries with more generous childcare policies are more likely to start growth-oriented businesses.
Women in countries with better access to policies like paid leave and subsidized child care are more likely to start a business oriented toward growth and job creation.
Academia and business can learn from each other.
A PhD and startup have more in common than you might think, and they complement each other in many ways. Nicky Ringland shares her experience of how one influenced the other.
Young entrepreneurs like Nigerian taxi boss Bankole Cardoso (26) want to learn how to do business - but they also want something very different from the traditional, structured MBA.
Young, entrepreneurial Africans want more flexibility and values-based learning than they feel is offered by a traditional MBA.
Africa needs to utilise different kinds of capital to grow its entrepreneurs. Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote relied on family savings to start his businesses.
Innovators and entrepreneurs will ensure that Africa continues to grow. But they need to be nurtured to lead the development.
Is Britain offering enough protection for its diverse pool of small businesses?
A new Tory government, but true-blue business owners might be feeling short-changed.
Obama swears to help struggling African entrepreneurs.
Those looking to start a business in Africa face enormous obstacles, even with the backing of foreign investors.
Entrepreneurs are typically depicted as brash young men, a stereotype that may disadvantage older female business owner-operators.
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Female entrepreneurs still face substantial barriers to international expansion, including perceived discrimination in the Australian capital markets -- and that may limit Australia's economic growth.
You WILL build the world’s fastest electric car for me.
Ashlee Vance's new book is a fascinating portrayal of the personal sacrifices and mental detachment of one of the world's most successful engineers.
That’s Professor Corleone to you.
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With appetite for MBAs on the decline, should courses be redesigned with lessons from organised crime in mind?
Any deviation allowed?
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Asking children to model themselves on top entrepreneurs is another step towards corporate mentality hijacking education.
Jack Ma is one of China’s millions of businessmen and women.
After decades of the fastest economic growth in the world, China’s economy has started to slow down. This is perhaps inevitable, given an average annual growth rate of around 10% was sustained for almost…
Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meet-Up, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014.
Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…
No fooling Santa.
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At this time of the year, our mailboxes and inboxes get flooded with Christmas appeals. Many of them feature heart-wrenching and guilt-inducing images of people in need, the idea being that they tug at…