Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught

Dr. Noam Wasserman, professor of entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, believes we can teach founders to use data to avoid common hazards.  While Victor W. Hwang, co-author of "The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley" and managing director of T2 Venture Capital in Silicon Valley,  disagrees; believing the required skills must come from "the aggregate experience" of living.

So far, a recent Wall Street Journal poll reveals that 62% of respondents agree with Dr. Wasserman. 

To learn more about this debate and to cast your vote click here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Entrepreneurship and Agriculture

Entrepreneurial innovations to help feed our growing population are great, yet there are no simple solutions to this complex problem. This is Africa, a report funded by Rockefeller Foundation, examines cutting edge ideas which could bring on Africa's agricultural revolution.

Food for further thought, Oxfam recently released "The Future of Agriculture". This compilation from two weeks on on-line debate to develop a creative and positive vision of global food production to ensure everyone always has enough to eat.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Madi Sharma’s Global Entrepreneur Envoy

Honored as Asian Woman of Achievement and UK’s Best Boss, Madi Sharma has used her passion and experience to create a global portal for entrepreneurs. At Global Entrepreneur Envoy like-minded individuals and organizations turn ideas into action, promote sustainability and celebrate success.

To blog or not to blog?

Shared from Duncan Green's "From Poverty to Power" blog.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy International Youth Day!

In 2010, there were an estimated 27 million international young migrants. Today, International Youth Day, is raising awareness of the opportunities and risks associated with youth migration, which too often results in a life of squalor, discrimination and exploitation. The UN shares this story of a Sudanese migrant's life in Greece. Click here to learn more.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Entrepreneurship and Education

Should entrepreneurship be taught at school? By incorporating entrepreneurship at an early age, children may develop real problem-solving, creativity and innovative thinking through project-based learning in the classroom. Click here to learn more. Source: Grasshopper As educators, we want to open the minds of our youngest learners to the idea that they could change the world.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Mugabe stays

the MDC ........ went into the election like sheep to the slaughterhouse. By participating in the flawed poll, the MDC gave it legitimacy and had no backup plan as to how to challenge Zanu-PF if the election swung in its favour. And now that it did, moaning about flaws in the process and challenging the results in court can do little to reverse Zanu-PF’s massive 76% of the parliamentary vote. See full story