CEE Review: Crowdfunding doors open | Deregulation and the crisis? | Led Zeppelin | OLX’s Oxenford, and more

News and Opinion

Meet Alex Oxenford, founder of OLX: “the biggest Web company you’ve never heard of.” Fortune.

27-year old Russian immigrant to America became a millionaire the old-fashioned way. Yahoo! Finance. CORRECTION: “Since the publication of this story on Nov. 4, new details have come to light which have made Anton Ivanov’s claims of becoming a self-made millionaire highly suspect. On Monday, Ivanov admitted to Yahoo Finance that 75-80% of his wealth consists of an inheritance that was left to him by his parents, who died several years ago.email_policy Yahoo Finance regrets these errors.”

Company email: Who decides who can use it and for what purposes? “NLRB to Decide Whether Workers Can Use Company Email to Discuss Ways to Improve Working Conditions.” The Wall Street Journal.

Artistic integrity? Social friction? Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant turns down £500 million offer from Richard Branson to reform the band. London Evening Standard.

How crowd-funding is opening investment doors formerly open only to government-approved investors.

Blamestorming: “Deregulation Caused the Financial Crisis.” Stephen Hicks at The Good Life.


Business and Society issues a call for papers for a special issue devoted to Economic Inequality, Business and Society. Proposals due November 30.Philadelphia Flyers Banner

Blast from the past: Our Kaizen interview with sports entrepreneur Ed Snider, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team and Comcast-Spectacor.

Idea: “I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” (Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter 1)

See you next time with our digest of new and interesting items in entrepreneurship, ethics, and political economy. Here are the previous editions of CEE Review.

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