Archive for July, 2010

Iceland: Economic Recovery Through Entrepreneurship

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Iceland took first place in INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index (PDF) this year. Last year it won an award for best entrepreneurship movement. Iceland’s strengths, therefore, in entrepreneurship and innovation could help the country recover from its recent banking collapse. Read more at the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship.

NFTE Wins Award for Best Math Curriculum

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) recently won a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for NFTE’s mathematics curriculum “Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future”. From the announcement: “Written by NFTE Founder Steve Mariotti, the curriculum teaches fundamentals of mathematics as well as comprehensive guide to developing a business plan. It focuses on critical basic business skills including business communications, negotiating, business ethics, social responsibility, time management, and goal setting.” We interviewed Mr. Mariotti for the August 2009 issue of Kaizen (PDF). Read the full-length interview here.

Great List of Entrepreneurship Resources

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Y Combinator, a company that provides seed funding to startups, has an excellent, in-depth list of entrepreneurship resources. Topics include how to start a business, why to start one in a bad economy, mistakes to avoid, and how to create wealth.