Posts Tagged ‘Steve Mariotti’

Steve Mariotti’s new book

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

BookCover_AnEntrepreneursManifesto-234x300Steve Mariotti, founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), has published a new book. An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto makes a convincing case for the power of democracy, ownership, and free markets to combat poverty, terrorism, and totalitarianism.  “There is no more revolutionary act,” Mariotti writes, “than starting a business.” Learn more about Steve’s new book at his website. Also, you can find our interview with him at our website.

CEE Review: Corporations and religion?, Bhagwati and Easterly, Entrepreneurial hubs, and more

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

News and Opinion

Business ethicist Chris MacDonald reflects on the Hobby Lobby case and asks whether corporations can have religious goals.

Development economists everywhere: in Financial Times, a profile interview with Jagdish Bhagwati, who asks whether the “tortoise” India can overtake the “hare” China. Polasek-Albin-Man-Carving-His-Own-Destiny-(1907)

And in “Spare the Advice,” a The New York Times review of William Easterly’s The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.

Mindsets in collision — bureaucratic versus voluntary-initiative: banning free food for the homeless.

A new study from Kauffman on how cities become entrepreneurial: “Think Locally, Act Locally: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.”

Sarbanes-Oxley’s reach? “The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether prosecutors can use the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley corporate governance law, which makes it a crime to destroy records, to target a fisherman for allegedly throwing undersized red grouper overboard.” At The Wall Street Journal blog.

Breakthrough in data storage: Sony’s new magnetic tape technology enables 185 TB cartridges.

Announcements

In May, the Chicago chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is hosting Elevating Entrepreneurship Benefit. Check out our Kaizen interview with NFTE founder Steve Mariotti.

In conjunction with the Polish translation of Stephen Hicks’s Nietzsche and the Nazis, Professor Hicks will be giving a series of lectures this May in Poland at Nicolas Copernicus University, University of Casimir the Great, and Gdańsk University.

The image above (click to enlarge) is of Albin Polasek with his Man Carving His Own Destiny (1907).

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.

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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See you in two weeks!

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Previous Issues of Kaizen Weekly Review.

 


Kaizen Weekly Review

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Kaizen Weekly Review highlights activities of The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship and recent business ethics and entrepreneurship news.
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Lessons on Leadership from Mark Cuban
Not all of Mark Cuban’s bosses appreciated his ambitious, entrepreneurial nature — he was often criticized for it. Speaking about one of his former bosses, the billionaire entrepreneur states, “He was my mentor, but not in the way you’d expect. Even now I think back to things he did, and I do the opposite.” Read the full article.

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The Virtuous Entrepreneur
Dr. Terry Noel gave the following CEE-sponsored talk on “The Virtuous Entrepreneur” at Rockford University. Noel’s research has been published in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education.
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The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Celebrates 25 Years
On April 23, Steve Mariotti’s NFTE celebrates 25 years of programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. For more information about the gala event, click here. Read CEE’s interview with Mariotti.

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The Year’s 23 Most Innovative Startups 2013
Every year the World Economic Forum releases its picks of the top technology pioneers. According to the WEF, “These startups are expected to drastically alter their particular fields over the next year.” In previous years, successful startups such as Kickstarter and Foursquare were members of the prestigious list. See this year’s list.

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Innovations in Payment Systems Helping Small Businesses
Gaps in cash flow “can make it difficult for business owners to focus on expansion rather than, say, managing payrolls or paying other bills.” This article explains how small businesses are making their cash flow smoother with innovative payment systems.

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Marx’s Philosophy and the “Necessity” of Violent Politics
In this post, Stephen Hicks considers why Marx and Engels rejected achieving socialism by democratic and reformist methods. As Marx stated, “[T]here is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror.”

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See you next week!

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Previous Issues of Kaizen Weekly Review.

Steve Mariotti on NFTE Europe

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Kaizen interviewee Steve Mariotti writes about his Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship’s programs in Europe. “Youth unemployment,” he says, “Is one of the biggest problems in the world. Its impact is particularly evident in Europe, where in November youth unemployment rates hit 23.7 percent in the European Union, and a whopping 57.6 percent in Greece and 56.5 percent in Spain. I believe youth entrepreneurship education can bring these horrible unemployment rates down.”

Read the rest at Huffington Post.

Related: our in-depth interview with Steve Mariotti.

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 High School Entrepreneurship Education Movement

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Steve Mariotti is the founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and the subject of a featured interview in our Kaizen newsletter. At the Huffington Post, he writes about NFTE’s decision in 1988 “to move the lessons outside the classroom, into a sustainable model in the real world that could have far reaching positive impact in struggling communities.” Their first step was to start a Jersey Mike’s franchise and have the students run it.

Below are the links to the four part series at Huffington Post:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Steve Mariotti: Why Every School in America Should Teach Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Kaizen interviewee and NFTE founder Steve Mariotti writes for Time about the importance of teaching entrepreneurship in schools. For Mr. Mariotti, teaching entrepreneurship has four major benefits:

—Engage young people in school by teaching math, reading, writing and communication within the motivating context of starting and operating a small business.
—Teach young people about the market economy and how ownership leads to wealth creation.
—Encourage an entrepreneurial mindset so our youth will succeed whether they pursue higher education, enter the workforce, or become entrepreneurs.
—Make young people financially literate so they can save and invest to achieve goals like home ownership and retirement.

Read the full article here.

Youth Entrepreneurship in China

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Mariotti (right) with BESA winners

Steve Mariotti, Kaizen interviewee and founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), wrote about his experiences with young entrepreneurs at the Bright China Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (BESA) ceremony. “…These young people would most likely end up as low-income workers in factories. Through the NFTE/Bright China program, they were inspired to start their own businesses,” Mariotti said.

Read more here.

Related: “China’s Century?” by Michael Beckley [PDF].

Who’s Leading the Entreprenerial Resurgence?

Monday, November 21st, 2011

In an article for Huffington Post, Rieva Lesonsky credits Generation Y, which she dubs “Generation Entrepreneur,” for a major role in the entrepreneurial comeback of the 2010s. She cites Gen Y Capital Partners among organizations seeking to correct the difficulty Generation Y entrepreneurs often have in finding capital. The company donates $10 million to Generation Y startups, and gives some of its proceeds to Kaizen interviewee Steve Mariotti‘s Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Read more here.