Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Government Subsidies to Businesses: Where Does the Money Go?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Local governments give out $80.4 billion total to fund 1,874 business incentive programs (subsidies, tax relief, loan guarantees, and more). Where does the money go?

Explore the data with an interactive chart at The New York Times.

Who Wants to Marry an Entrepreneur?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

An interesting article from the New York Times Global Edition about the social stigma attached to entrepreneurship in India’s dating scene.

Read more here.

Jeff Sandefer: Universities Should Give the Customers What They Want

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Kaizen interviewee Jeff Sandefer writes a controversial piece for The New York Times on why universities should view students as customers. Mr. Sandefer concludes: “Big changes are coming to higher education, sooner than most people think, and it will include intense competition on both quality and price. Those with business and educational models that don’t listen to their customers are unlikely to survive the tempest — and frankly, they shouldn’t.”

Read the article here.

Read our interview with Jeff Sandefer here [PDF].

Shawn Klein Interviewed by The New York Times

Monday, August 13th, 2012

CEE Professor Shawn Klein was interviewed by another major publication, The New York Times, on sports ethics. The article discusses bending the rules in sports, and whether an athlete who has attained sports excellence has necessarily attained moral excellence.

Read the New York Times article here.

Read Professor Klein’s article at his Sports Ethicist blog.

Interview with Francesco Clark

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Francesco Clark is founder and CEO of Clark’s Botanicals, based in Bronxville, New York. At age 24, he became paralyzed from the neck down after a swimming pool accident. Some physicians thought he would never move or breathe without assistance again. But with great effort over several years, Mr. Clark made strong progress and, given his physical-therapy experiences, developed an award-winning line of skin-care products that became Clark’s Botanicals, now sold in Europe, Asia, and the United States. We met with Mr. Clark in New York to discuss coming back from tragedy, what it takes to fight against overwhelming odds, and entrepreneurship as an option for people with disabilities and special challenges.

Kaizen: Where did you grow up?

Clark: I grew up in Italy — in Bologna — for seven years and then we moved to New York. Since sixth grade, I grew up just outside of New York City in Westchester.

Kaizen: When you were a teenager, what were you thinking your likely career would be?

Clark: My original career path was to be become a diplomat. So I went to Baltimore and studied at Johns Hopkins. I double majored in International Relations and Romance Languages. I liked that because it gave me kind of a wide funnel, a wide array of options to go into. I took the Foreign Service Exam and I passed, and it gave me the option in going into that aspect, or business, or law. But in reality, I didn’t really know what I wanted; I was just curious. I love learning and I’m still just as curious as I was before about that. And then I just kind of started working after I graduated.

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Interview with Jack Stack

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Jack Stack is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SRC Holdings Corporation, an award-winning, employee-owned organization based in Springfield, Missouri. Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation and its 22 subsidiaries provide a wide range of products and services, including engine remanufacturing, packing and distribution, business consulting and banking. SRC employs 1,600 people and generates annual revenues of about $400 million.

Kaizen: Where did you grow up?

Stack: I was born in Chicago in 1948. My father bought a house in Elmhurst, Illinois, and I lived in Elmhurst from the time that I was about three years old to about 30. Then I was transferred to Springfield, Missouri, where I’ve spent the last 31 years of my life.

Kaizen: It sounds like you were a wild card as a youth—you were kicked out of college and seminary and fired from a job at General Motors?

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Interview with Mary Mazzio

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Mary Mazzio is an award-winning independent filmmaker, Olympic rower, and former law firm partner with Brown Rudnick. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College, a law degree from Georgetown University, and studied film production at Boston University. Her company, 50 Eggs, LLC, has produced five independent films shown across the United States on television, in classrooms, and in theatres. We met with Ms. Mazzio outside of Boston, Massachusetts, to explore her thoughts on entrepreneurship and the challenges and excitement of making documentaries.

Kaizen: You’ve been a lawyer, an Olympic rower, and now a documentary filmmaker. When you were young, did you have any idea your adult life would be so varied?

Mazzio: Not at all. Although as a kid I remember always having a sort of boundless enthusiasm for whatever it was that I was doing. So I always thought that good things would happen in the end but I had no idea.

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“Start-ups Bloom in Argentina”

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Via the Policy Forum on Entrepreneurship, here is a good New York Times article on entrepreneurship in Argentina. With the government in debt, and with little access to credit, “slowly, Argentines are beginning to trust and invest in each other.” The article profiles the founders of a software startup as examples of how the response of individuals to the stormy economic climate of Argentina is changing.

Read the article here.