Thursday, June 04, 2020

Startups Try Harder.

I wrote this as a staff member of the' 65 Denver Thomas Jefferson High School yearbook, 5 years before Robert Townsend wrote the best selling "Up the Organization" about learning in 2nd place. "We try harder" is how CEO Townsend put it in the headlines of the ads for his #2 Avis (Hertz was #1 in market share.)

But throws fall short,
And scores come too late,
All teams can't finish first.
Learning is second place.

From TJ Yearbook, thanks

For more about my thinking about startup see my "Daring Mighty Things." 

Monday, June 01, 2020

Wikipedia Article: "Entrepreneurship."

Have you read the Wikipedia article "Entrepreneurship"?

It's a real mess. If there are now 6,000 professors of entrepreneurship across the US now, as Carl Schramm claims in his book "Burn the Business Plan," why hasn't something been done about this? What other industry is so poorly described on Wikipedia?

Here are the references for the statements, most statements, on the Wikipedia article. Which should be purged for one reason or another? What's missing? I'd be very, very interested in your thoughts on this. Thanks!

Entrepreneurship. doi:10.4135/9781446263433 ( 10.4135%2F9781446263433). ISBN 9781412934374. Baassiri, Raméz (2018). Interrupted Entrepreneurship: Embracing Change In The Further reading 6/1/2020 Entrepreneurship - Wikipedia 106/111 Family Business. Forbes. ISBN 9781946633361. Bowman, Erik (July 2011). Entrepreneur Training Manual, Third Edition: Certified Entrepreneur Workbook. Guanzi Institute Press. ISBN 978-0-9837862-9-0. Bruder, Jessica (September 2013). "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship." (htt ps:// ruder/psychological-price-of-entrepreneurship.html) Inc. (Winner 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club) Dana, Leo Paul (2010). "Nunavik, Arctic Quebec: Where Co-operatives Supplement Entrepreneurship". Global Business and Economics Review. 12 (1/2): 42–71. doi:10.1504/gber.2010.032317 (https://doi.or g/10.1504%2Fgber.2010.032317). Duening, Thomas N.; Hisrich, Robert A.; Lechter, Michael A. (21 October 2009). 6/1/2020 Entrepreneurship - Wikipedia 107/111 Technology Entrepreneurship: Creating, Capturing, and Protecting Value. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-08-092288-1. Foo, M.D. (2011). "Emotions and entrepreneurial opportunity evaluation". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 35 (2): 375–393. doi:10.1111/j.1540- 6520.2009.00357.x ( 2Fj.1540-6520.2009.00357.x). Folsom Jr., Burton W. The Myth of the Robber Barons (4th ed. 2003) James W. Halloran. (2014). Your Small Business Adventure: Finding Your Niche and Growing a Successful Business. ALA/Huron Street Press. ISBN 978-1-937589-44-8. Leitão, João; Baptista, Rui (10 June 2009). Public Policies for Fostering Entrepreneurship: A European Perspective. Springer Science Business Media. ISBN 978-1-4419-0249-8. 6/1/2020 Entrepreneurship - Wikipedia 108/111 Lowe, Robin; Sue Marriott (June 2006). Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Concepts, Contexts and Commercialization. Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978- 0750669207. Lundstrom, Anders; Stevenson, Lois A. (30 March 2005). Entrepreneurship Policy: Theory and Practice. Springer. ISBN 978-0-387- 24140-1. McCormick, Blaine; Folsom, Burton W. (2003). "A survey of business historians on America's greatest entrepreneurs". Business History Review. 77 (4): 703–716. doi:10.2307/30041235 ( 7%2F30041235). JSTOR 30041235 (https://w Minniti, M.; Moren, L. (2010). "Entrepreneurial types and economic growth" (http://econpap a2010_3ai_3a3_3ap_3a305-314.htm). Journal 6/1/2020 Entrepreneurship - Wikipedia 109/111 of Business Venturing. 25 (3): 305–314. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.10.002 (https://d Rea, Christopher; Volland, Nicolai (2015). The Business of Culture: Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65. UBC Press. ISBN 9780774827829. Shane, S.; Venkataraman, S. (2000). "The Promise of Entrepreneurship as A Field of Research". Academy of Management Review. 25 (1): 217–226. doi:10.5465/amr.2000.2791611 (https://doi.or g/10.5465%2Famr.2000.2791611). JSTOR 259271 ( 59271). Shane, S. (2013). "The genetics of entrepreneurial performance". International Small Business Journal. 31 (5): 473–495. doi:10.1177/0266242613485767 (https://doi. org/10.1177%2F0266242613485767). 6/1/2020 Entrepreneurship - Wikipedia 110/111 Thompson Heames, Joyce; Breland, Jacob W. (2010). "Management pioneer contributors: 30-year review" ( gement_pioneer.pdf) (PDF). Journal of Management History. 16 (4): 427–436. doi:10.1108/17511341011073915 (https://doi. org/10.1108%2F17511341011073915). Whaples, Robert. "Economic history and entrepreneurship." in The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History (Routledge, 2013). 84–94. Zahra, Shaker A. (2009). "A typology of social entrepreneurs: Motives, search processes and ethical challenges". Journal of Business Venturing. 24 (5): 519–532. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.04.007 (https://d 6/1/2020 Entrepreneurship - Wikipedia 111/111 Zhang, S.X.; Cueto, J. (2015). "The Study of Bias in Entrepreneurship" (https://www.researc Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.