4 Steps From Startup to a Growth-Stage Company

You’ve taken the plunge and started a new business. You made it through the first year and turned a profit — congratulations. When an entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it into a profitable business, it’s a cause for celebration. But it’s not enough to just keep doing the same thing — continued success is going to depend on different and evolving strategies. In… Read more →

Thoughts on President Trump’s Economic and Jobs Plans

It has been a week since the bombshell election of 2016. Depending on where you live and your views you are depressed, ecstatic, protesting, hopeful. Putting aside politics for the moment, let’s examine how President Trump’s economic and jobs plans could look: 1) Trying to Bring Back Offshored Jobs to the US I’ve written before about the difficulty of onshoring… Read more →

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Development

Why do entrepreneurship and innovation fuel economic growth? On the surface, the answer seems intuitive: entrepreneurs create businesses and new businesses create jobs, strengthen market competition and increase productivity. Here in the United States, entrepreneurism is part of our American identity and self-image. It’s non-partisan, too; both sides of the political spectrum celebrate entrepreneurial small business as a fount of… Read more →

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Will India Ever Surpass China In Emerging Markets?

China and India, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, are also two of the fastest growing. Until the year 1000 AD, China and India accounted for a quarter and a third, respectively, of all economic activity in the world. By the time the Industrial Revolution took hold in the late 19th century, however, both India and China had lost the economic… Read more →

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6 Ways to Leverage Global Innovation to Grow Your Business

The World has been Flat for more than a decade, and our worldwide market continues bringing people and countries closer and closer. Competition and opportunity increase as technology travels across the globe in milliseconds. Collectively tuned into streams of newsfeeds, with an on-demand global database of knowledge at our fingertips, we are of a century awash in innovation. Businesses and people,… Read more →

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10 Reasons to be Thankful if You Live in the United States

It’s been a rough year, a rough month, a rough week. Police shooting minorities, police being shot; Brexit creating global uncertainty; thousands of people dying in Syria including an uptick in child suicides; another terror attack in France; China vowing to ignore an international tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines; a US Presidential election where almost nobody really likes… Read more →

Meet The World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Wind power, one the cleanest forms of alternative energy, is great for the environment: it’s plentiful, renewable, uses no water and little land, and is on the rise globally. Wind farms, consisting of many individual wind turbines, are normally used in conjunction with other electricity sources or storage to provide consistent energy. Wind power is playing an increasing part in… Read more →

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The Halvening is Upon Us!

The media is awash in discussions of bitcoin as the cryptocurrency increasingly is seen alongside gold, the dollar and the yen as stores of value in times of uncertainty. Brexit has increased the concern just at the time that there is going to be a fundamental change in how bitcoins are generated. Known as the halving, or slightly more fun,… Read more →