Archive for the ‘CEE Review’ Category

CEE Review: How the Netherlands feeds the world | On the job brain injuries for football players, and more

Monday, September 18th, 2017

News and Opinion

Video: How barefooted Indians inspired Bata to set up shop in India.

French fashion firms pledge to stop using underage and size zero models. The Guardian.

How Chicago’s Loop came to be. Chicago Tribune.

Automation replaced 800,000 workers… then created 3.5 million new jobs. Venture Beat.

On-the-job brain injuries (for football players). Business Ethics Highlights.

LePage signs food sovereignty law, the first of its kind in the nation. Bangor Daily News.

“The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, with more than 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. It’s bereft of almost every resource long thought to be necessary for large-scale agriculture. Yet it’s the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its landmass.”​ How the Netherlands feeds the world at National Geographic.

Podcast: Stephen Hicks on what entrepreneurship can teach us about life. Based on his article originally published in The Wall Street Journal.

Is it really commercial activity that civilizes? Library of Law and Liberty.

T. J. Rodgers, hi-tech chips, and a board battle over national security. MarketWatch.

Idea:  “The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” — Lewis Grizzard

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.

CEE Review: Can Entrepreneurship Save A Generation From Anxiety? | The Myth of Technological Unemployment, and more

Monday, September 4th, 2017

News and Opinion

The Myth of Technological Unemployment. Reason.

Doing Well… for the Greater Good. Business Ethics Highlights.

Entrepreneurship Is for Everybody. FEE.

Samsung Argentina – Samsung Safety Truck. Video at YouTube.

24 Industries Other Than Auto That Driverless Cars Could Turn Upside Down. CB Insights.

Can private employers fire employees for going to a white supremacist rally? The Washington Post.

Steve Mariotti: Can Entrepreneurship Save A Generation From Anxiety? Huffington Post. Read our interview with Steve at our site.

Beloit, a small town in Wisconsin, is becoming an incubator for tech start-ups. Video by The New York Times.

Is the free market anti-capitalist? CAPX.

Reid Hoffman on sexual harassment, VCs, and women entrepreneurs. Medium.

Announcements

Northern Illinois University EIGERlab is hosting its annual FastPitch business start-up competition in Rockford, Illinois, on October 4, 2017. More information is available at their website.

Idea: “Above all . . . learn to disagree without being disagreeable.” — Ted Galen Carpenter

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.

CEE Review: Research on valedictorian success| Fundamentals of workplace automation, and more

Monday, June 26th, 2017

News and Opinion

Break at least one rule every day: research on valedictorian success at Time. Related: Stephen Hicks on What Entrepreneurship Can Teach Us About Life.

Walt Disney: An American Original. Archbridge Institute.

 Burrito Business Ethics: Cultural Appropriation or Ordinary Competition? Business Ethics Highlights.

Lesson from the British Industrial Revolution: “costly investments in specialized human capital resources might be less important than incentives for creativity, flexibility, and the ability to make incremental adjustments that can transform existing technologies into inventions and innovations.”

Succession Planning in a Family Business. The Wall Street Journal.

​Suppose that 45% of current jobs become automated within 20 years: 4 fundamentals of workplace automation. McKinsey & Company.

The ethics of prices: Uber Starts Charging What It Thinks You’re Willing to Pay. Bloomberg.

WWE billionaire founder: What bankruptcy taught me about success. CNBC.

Helping birds and the bottom line. Comstock.

Teen Must Get $110 Business License to Cut Lawns for $20. Reason.

Announcements

Apply to be considered for the 2018 Slayback Grant for Young Entrepreneurs. Applications are open to young people ages 16-22 who have a viable business model with a proof-of-concept and who want to work full-time on their businesses. More information on how to apply here.

Idea: “Even at the height of the recession, the employers I met on Dirty Jobs were all hiring. They still are. And they all told me the same thing – the biggest challenge of running a business was finding people who were willing to learn a new skill and work hard.” – Mike Rowe

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.

CEE Review: Female entrepreneurs and venture capital | The most counterintuitive idea in the social sciences, and more

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

News and Opinion

Roger Federer: “Staying the same means going backwards.” Video at Facebook.

Female Entrepreneurs and Access to Venture Capital. Business Ethics Highlights.

How Startup Funding Works – Infographic. Funders and Founders.

America is pushing away immigrant talent. USA Today.

6 Ways to Create an Empowering Environment. Time.

It’s the 200th anniversary of the most counterintuitive idea in the social sciences. The Washington Post.

Largest ship to ever use Panama Canal transits. La Prensa. Related: Our interview with Surse Pierpoint, general manager of an import-export firm located in the Panama Canal Free Zone.

Qué nos pueden enseñar los emprendimientos acerca de la vida [Spanish translation of Stephen Hicks’s What Entrepreneurship Can Teach Us About Life, originally published in The Wall Street Journal]

Apple’s cash hoard swells to record $246.09 billion. CNBC.

Trump’s Corruption Mandate. Stephen Hicks at The Right Insight.

Idea

Machiavelli on the innovator’s challenge:
“[T]here is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.” Machiavelli, The Prince, Chapter 6.

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.

CEE Review: Can consumers change public policies? | J.K. Rowling on Failure, and more

Monday, April 24th, 2017

News and Opinion

preserves_m2Why check-cashing stores are a good deal, according to a UPenn professor. Business Insider.

Minnesota eases restrictions on selling homemade food. Institute for Justice.

Latin America Needs to Abandon Its Victimization and Embrace the World. Panam Post.

Yes, consumers can change public policies — sometimes. Here are the challenges. The Washington Post.

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful. Linkedin.

jk-rowling-twitter-profileBeing an entrepreneur is as much art as it is science. Inc.

Rent control: economists dislike it but politicians continue to like it. The issue is back on the table in Ontario. Stephen Hicks’s video lecture case study on the ethics, economics, and politics arguments back and forth.

J. K. Rowling on failure. Medium.

Michael Strong on developing group dynamics and leadership in young people. Our interview with Michael Strong at our site here.

Announcements

The 4th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics, and Governance will be held July 26-28, 2017 in Perth, Australia. The conference theme is ‘Responsible Business for Uncertain Times and a Sustainable Future’. For more information about the conference and how to register visit the conference website.

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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.

CEE Review: Entrepreneurial education conference | Schools of the future, and more

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

News and Opinion

Apple-Lightbulb-cutoutTeaching Character Virtues to Prevent Bullying. Michael Strong at KoSchool.

Entrepreneurship and youth services: Quality is a way of showing respect. YouTube.

If Schools Don’t Change, Robots Will Bring On a ‘Permanent Underclass’. Vice.

Study links traits of undergraduate education to success in life. Inside Higher Ed.

Teens enter vocational school, come out with jobs, no debt. Today.

Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students. The Los Angeles Times.

Seven Ways School Has Imprisoned Your Mind. Foundation for Economic Education.

Could Urban Farms Be the Preschools of the Future? Citylab.

Video: Knives and fire in kindergarten? Facebook.

Why School Sucks. YouTube.

Announcements

EE 2017 Poster 2The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship will be hosting a conference at Rockford University, Illinois, on March 31 and April 1, 2017, on Entrepreneurial Education. Invited speakers include: T.K. Coleman (Praxis), María Marty (Fundación para la Responsabilidad Intelectual), Nicholas Capaldi (Loyola University New Orleans), Kevin Currie-Knight (East Carolina University), Marsha Familaro Enright (The Great Connections Seminars), Terry Noel (Illinois State University), Jed Hopkins (Edgewood College), Amy Willis (Liberty Fund), and Peggy O’Neil (University of Western Ontario). Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge! Register for the conference here. For more information, visit our website or contact Jennifer Harrolle at jharrolle@rockford.edu.

Idea:  “There are only three ways to teach a child. The first is by example, the second is by example, the third is by example.” — Albert Schweitzer

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.

CEE Review: What happens when doctors only take cash | The world’s most innovative economies, and more

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

News and Opinion

doctor-bannerEntrepreneurs—Not Coal Or Factories—Will Save The Middle-American Economy. Fast Company.

What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash. Time.

Are Non-Compete Clauses Ethical? Business Ethics Highlights.

Innovations in customer service at McDonald’s. Fortune.

New methods of online advertising fraud. CNN.

CLP-brain-vector-shutter-stockThese Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies. Bloomberg.

How Michael Dubin Turned a Funny Video Into $1 Billion. The Wall Street Journal.

Ultra Spiritual Guy has this amusing send-up of entrepreneurial cliches. YouTube.

Why the human brain is our most precious commodity. HumanProgress.org.

Announcements

FB_IMG_1478352567560Stephen Hicks’s Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault has been translated into and published in Polish. Stephen gave a lecture tour in Poland in January coinciding with the publishing of the translation. Read more about the lecture tour at our site.

Idea: “Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” — Alejandro Jodorowski

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.

CEE Review: Regulation and innovation in transportation | Latino entrepreneurship in the U.S., and more

Monday, January 9th, 2017

News and Opinion

usa-uber_1Regulation brakes innovation: DMV stops Uber’s self-driving car program. CNN.

In addition to limiting the liberty rights of entrepreneurs and their customers, bans on Uber and Lyft indirectly cause more deaths. FEE.

Taxi corporations and police team up to arrest solo taxi entrepreneurs in LA. PINAC.

Is unethical behavior increasing in Silicon Valley? Fortune.

The Businesses Apple Has Left Behind. MacStories.

latino-americansVideo: Steve Jobs on failure. Youtube.

While Latinos account for 17 percent of all workers [in the US], they account for 21 percent of new entrepreneurs. NERA.

5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable. Forbes.

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life. The Wall Street Journal.

Announcements

The 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Academic Freedom: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Free Markets is being held on March 17, 2017 at the Bay Watch in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Deadline for a 200 word abstract submission is March 1, 2017 or until filled. For more details please visit: http://lync-sync.com.

Idea: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain

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CEE Review: We Work Less, Have More Leisure Time, and Earn More Money | Sputtering Startups Weigh on U.S. Economic Growth, and more

Monday, November 28th, 2016

News and Opinion

usa-uber_1New wrinkles in the Uber-versus-the taxi-cartels wars. Business Ethics Highlights.

Bribery a way of life for companies operating in emerging markets. The Telegraph (via Business Ethics Highlights).

Sputtering Startups Weigh on U.S. Economic Growth. The Wall Street Journal.

We Work Less, Have More Leisure Time, and Earn More Money. Humanprogress.org.

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret). Inc.

Where Europe is most and least innovative, in 6 maps. Washington Post.

Maybe Companies Aren’t Too Focused on the Short Term. Bloomberg.

Announcements

A conference on Eudaimonia—Human Flourishing is being held in Winston-Salem, NC, on April 20-22, 2017. This conference aims to promote high-quality, interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical research that develops a better understanding of eudaimonia, its determinants, and its institutional implications. The conference submission deadline is December 25, 2016. More information about the conference can be found here.

Idea

From the preface to Andy Grove‘s (recommended) Only the Paranoid Survive:

groveandy-time1“The sad news is, nobody owes you a career. Your career is literally your business. You own it as a sole proprietor. You have one employee: yourself. You are in competition with millions of similar businesses: millions of other employees all over the world. You need to accept ownership of your career, your skills and the timing of your moves. It is your responsibility to protect this personal business of yours from harm and to position it to benefit from changes in the environment. Nobody else can do that for you.”

 

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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.

CEE Review: 7 things successful people do | Companies that discriminate fail, and more

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

News and Opinion

ginsburg-gambit7 things successful people need to do, courtesy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Inc.

Young Rural Women in India Chase Big-City Dreams. The New York Times.

Mary Mazzio on the secret to raising entrepreneurial kids. Forbes. Also, see our interview with director Mary Mazzio at our site.

Amazon: ‘Incentivized’ Reviews Get Higher Ratings, Now They’re Banned. Business Ethics Highlights.

7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job.  Inc.

Companies That Discriminate Fail (Eventually). Bloomberg.

The hidden adult themes in Beatrix Potter. BBC.

db-2016USA ranks 51st worldwide in ease of starting a business. See the rankings of the easiest countries to do business in at doingbusiness.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements

The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics is hosting a symposium that will explore “Ethics and What Is Not Seen: The Effects of Remote Consequences on Ethical Analysis” on Friday, November 18, 2016. For more information visit their website.

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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.