by John S. Wren, MBA+
I’ve been interested in how businesses really start, especially the role of the Small Business Administration and it’s many offshoots, for decades.
I studied in the graduate business school at the University of Denver on-campus 1974-5. My research methods paper was a survey of the literature and an index to the advice available for people starting a small business. This was before Inc Magazine and before DU or, as far as I know any college, offered a class about startup or entrepreneurship.
It was a long list, and at the top of the list was Aksel Nielsen. He was a friend of Mr. Olson and Chancellor Maurice Mitchell who was on the OSI board with him. Aksel Nielsen had been a close friend and financial adviser to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aksel_Nielsen
Government for those things individuals cannot do for themselves. Big-business and big-labor because of certain efficiencies of scale. Unfortunately, the large scale of these three forms of bureaucratic operations leads to problems: