Saturday, June 22, 2019

New online Socrates Cafe.

I've been organizing and facilitating face-to-face dialogue groups in Colorado for decades.

I've tried several times to start a constructive online dialogue group, based on that experience and some new information I'm going to try it again. Watch for an announcement here in the next few days.

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John S Wren, MBA+++ Life's short, start now!: Cornell College's Val Green shares her startup sto...

John S Wren, MBA+++ Life's short, start now!: Cornell College's Val Green shares her startup sto...

ENTREPRENEURIAL DECLINE

ABSTRACT Cooke, P. World Turned Upside Down: Entrepreneurial Decline, Its Reluctant Myths and Troubling Realities. Preprints 2019, 2019010228 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201901.0228.v1). Cooke, P. World Turned Upside Down: Entrepreneurial Decline, Its Reluctant Myths and Troubling Realities. Preprints 2019, 2019010228 (doi: 10.20944/preprints2019Abstract
The aim of this paper is to attempt to understand why the popular academic and policy field of promoting, studying and evangelising “entrepreneurship” should have been associated with great success but, in the past twenty years or more in many advanced economies, so much failure. From the US to lesser and developing countries, emerging economies and the European Union, entrepreneurship, especially in regard to start-ups and particularly high-tech start-ups have been in constant more or less recent decline. This is seldom registered in the mainstream literature where a positive and benign profile is generally presented. The paper examines this phenomenon, ties it partly with the “productivity paradox” and seeks tentative hypotheses in relation to the apparent illusions if not delusions regarding “entrepreneurship”.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

"What's wrong with football."

I just heard George Will say, "what's wrong with football, among many other things... " see today's interview.

This is a topic that's been on my mind as my grandsons get interested and involved with sports.

So I just Googled "George Will What's Wrong Football" and here are a few of his words of wisdom on the topic:

"For all players who play five or more years, life expectancy is less than 60; for linemen it is much less."  Aug 3, 2012 


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New book about startup

Due out in July, yet another book (2nd edition? Did anyone see the 1st?) about startup from the Boulder self-appointed gurus. You can read a sample of the first few pages they have posted on Google Scholar: