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Peter Thiel and the Future of Security, The Quantum Leap, Sex Injuries on the Job, Jimi Hendrix the Entrepreneur, Stephen Hicks in Stockholm, and Teaching Entrepreneurship

Friday, May 31st, 2013

KWR title14Kaizen Weekly Review highlights activities of The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship and recent business ethics and entrepreneurship news.
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Peter Thiel: Funding the Future of Security
Thiel - SmallLife-saving and cost-effective, the robotic security guard could change the face of security as we know it and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is helping to lead the charge. To the tune of $5 million, Thiel has joined six other investors in backing security robot maker RoboteX, the creator of the Avatar series Security Robot, which “can be programmed to follow patrol routes and respond to alarms, or be manually controlled to inspect incidents.” Read the article.

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Taking the Quantum Leap
Quantum 3In a shocking revelation, the government recently announced that it has been running a quantum internet cable at Los Alamos National labs for more than two years. While this news tantalizes with the prospect of perfectly secure communications, it isn’t the only quantum application on the horizon. Chinese physicists have unveiled a quantum router and D-Wave Systems has built the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer.

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Are Companies Liable for Sex Injuries?
Contract - smallIn this post, Stephen Hicks considers the case of an Australian woman who sued her employer, the Australian government, for injuries incurred while on a business trip. During the trip, she was injured as she engaged in consensual sex at her hotel room. According to the woman, she was on company time and, therefore, should be paid workman’s compensation. Find out how the courts ruled.

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Jimi Hendrix the Entrepreneur
Hendrix - SmallWhat do Andrew Carnegie, Steve Jobs, and Jimi Hendrix have in common? They were all successful entrepreneurs. In this article, Steve Mariotti explains that Hendrix “was a master of branding — everything from his flamboyant wardrobe to dramatic stage antics like setting his guitar on fire reinforced his wild, sexual, rock rebel image. These marketing ploys drew attention to his real competitive advantage, which was his genius guitar playing.”

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Stephen Hicks Gives Talk in Stockholm
steve 2-26-13Last week, Hicks participated in a colloquium on “Virtues and Entrepreneurship,” organized by Sweden’s Ratio Institute. His talk was an extension of the theme of his “What Business Ethics Can Learn from Entrepreneurship,” arguing that the success traits of entrepreneurship map onto an updated Aristotelian virtue set. Read more about the conference.

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Teaching Entrepreneurship to High School Students
eday3At this year’s High School Entrepreneur Day, co-sponsored by the EBA department and CEE, more than 120 local high school students learned about many facets of entrepreneurship from CEE professors and received advice from a panel of local entrepreneurs. Read more about High School Entrepreneur Day activities.

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Peter Thiel’s Stanford Course on Startups

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Masters has posted in essay format his detailed notes from Peter Thiel’s Stanford course on startups. Mr. Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, the first outside investor in Facebook, a venture capitalist, and hedge fund manger. Readers will find lots of great information on the history of startups, the tech startup bubble, the thought processes of founders, and how to begin. For example: “The path from 0 to 1 might start with asking and answering three questions. First, what is valuable? Second, what can I do? And third, what is nobody else doing?”

Read the notes here.