Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneurship’

Contrarian: Mary Mazzio’s Next Film

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Filmmaker, Olympian, and Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio’s new documentary about John Templeton, Contrarian, is coming soon.

“CONTRARIAN is a new film which chronicles the life of legendary investor, John Templeton, who ranks among the top investors of all time, alongside Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. John’s resilience and his meteoric rise as an entrepreneur and investor can be attributed to lessons learned in his youth: think differently, live frugally, be willing to bet against conventional thinking, and, above all, be honest.”

Watch the trailer for Contrarian below.

Contrarian Trailer: 50 Eggs Films from 50EGGS on Vimeo.

Learn more about Contrarian at 50 Eggs Films.

Related: Our interview with Mary Mazzio.

Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Entrepreneurs dictate their own work schedules, so they must learn to maintain focus amidst daily distractions. Entrepreneur Magazine has a useful list of tips for training your brain to stay focused.

Read the list here.

Related: Dr. Stephen Hicks on the Entrepreneurial Process.

Professor Stephen Hicks on Objectivism, Public Policy, and Entrepreneurship

Friday, December 21st, 2012

At the 2012 Atlas Summit, Professor Stephen Hicks (CEE’s Executive Director) presented an Objectivist perspective on entrepreneurship and public policy.

The lecture’s themes include:
* Our schizophrenic public policy culture: health, sex, religion, money
* What wealth is: tangible, intangible, and institutional assets
* Entrepreneurism as a cultural asset
* Objectivism’s entrepreneurial ethic
* Principled strategy in a mixed economy
* Three challenges: abstractness, easy disagreement, being principled among the unprincipled
* Immigration policy
* Education policy
* Entrepreneurism and meeting the three challenges

Watch Dr. Hicks’s full lecture below:

Via The Atlas Society

How Entrepreneurs Can Master the Creative Mind

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

To become a great entrepreneur, one needs to be creative and innovative. The Creativity Post has a list of 8 tips to cultivate and maintain creativity, including:

1. Forever curious. Endless curiosity is the number one indication of the creative mind-set. It allows entrepreneurs to challenge what is already “known” to extrapolate that to an original idea. Curiosity infuses you with the determination needed to figure out or learn how to turn an original or innovative idea into a reality.

2. Always open to new things. Thinking this way can be viewed as quieting the opinions of the judgmental mind long enough to allow the creative mind the time and space it needs to generate interesting insights, associations, and connections. This opens creative possibilities, rather than categorizing new things into self-limited dead-ends.”

Read the rest here.

Related: our interview with Judy Estrin on innovation.

Also related: watch Dr. Stephen Hicks outline the entrepreneurial process and the role of innovation within it.

12 Lessons Guy Kawasaki Learned from Steve Jobs

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The day after Steve Jobs’ death last year, Silicon Valley VC Guy Kawasaki gave a speech about the two times he worked under Jobs and what he learned. Some highlights from his list: Don’t listen to the experts; all that matters is whether something works or not; and value is different from price. Watch his talk below:

A Game of Food Trucks

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Should the city of Chicago be in the business of protecting a few politically connected restaurateurs from competition? The video below explores the ethics of the “200 foot rule” in a fun, creative way:

The World’s Top Startup Ecosystems

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Startup Genome’s 2012 report ranks the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. The authors used interviews, case studies, surveys, and secondary data to produce the rankings.

The top ten:

1. Silicon Valley

2. Tel Aviv

3. Los Angeles

4. Seattle

5. New York City

6. Boston

7. London

8. Toronto

9. Vancouver

10. Chicago

Download the report [PDF] here.

Via Entrepreneurship.org

Related: Our interview with Judy Estrin on entrepreneurship, innovation, and Silicon Valley.

Douglas B. Rasmussen’s Lecture at RNH

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Douglas B. Rasmussen, CEE guest speaker and subject of an installment of our Profiles in Liberty series, gave a talk at the Icelandic Research Centre for Innovation and Economic Growth (RNH, Rannsoknarsetur um nyskopun og hagvoxt). RNH is “a think tank which seeks to explore how innovation and economic growth are either encouraged or stifled.” Rasmussen’s lecture on the philosophy of Ayn Rand can be seen in its entirety below:

NFTE Celebrates its 25th Year

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Steve Mariotti, Kaizen interviewee and founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), looks back at 25 years of inspiring young people to become entrepreneurs. Congratulations to Mr. Mariotti and everyone at NFTE!

Read the article at Huffington Post.

Read our extended interview with Mr. Mariotti here.

The Impact of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

A new Sketchbook video illustrates the impact of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which features over 30,000 events worldwide from November 12 through 18.