Archive for July, 2016

CEE Review: The inspiring story of Colonel Sanders | Is entrepreneurship in your DNA?, and more

Monday, July 25th, 2016

News and Opinion

col-sandersThe Inspiring Story of Harland Sanders, founder of KFC. YouTube.

Finding an angel investor: Can you cold call?

Sarah Skwire on Dorothy Whipple’s High Wages. Foundation for Economic Education.

How entrepreneurial ideas begin. The Wall Street Journal.

How to Create a Silicon Valley in Poland.

Close-up-of-computer-chip-Stock-PhotoArpita Ganesh on what kept her motivated during her Buttercups entrepreneurial journey. Inc42.

Not for Lack of Trying: American Entrepreneurship in Black and White.

Is Entrepreneurship in Your DNA? Forbes.

Does Widespread Dynamic Pricing Erase the Vestiges of Just-Price Thinking? Business Ethics Highlights.


Tough words from Taran Rampersad on diversity training:
Vital-launch“Diversity is messy. It cannot be taught by training. Diversity requires empathy, not sympathy, and it requires people to have a world view beyond their own identity. As a TCK multicultural, I don’t understand why this is such a big issue from my own experience, but it is a big issue for people.
“And at the end of all of this – you don’t have to like people that you work with and you don’t have to be liked. You don’t have to have dinner with coworkers, you don’t have to sleep with them (HR might have something to say about that). What you have to do is respect people based on merits, and I’m boggled myself by the fact – and it is a fact – that even people who speak highly of meritocracy themselves are poor at practicing it.
“In the end, there’s only one way to allow for diversity – that’s what it is, it’s an allowance – and that is to build on commonalities. If it didn’t happen during the formative years, it’s unlikely that it will happen afterwards – no matter how much money you spend on the problem.”

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.