ELI Top of Mind — February 2018

February 22, 2018

  Top of Mind is ELI’s favorite entrepreneurial mindset studies, articles, papers, books, and talks. Check out this month’s selection here! Read Here

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Creating Entrepreneurial Learning Environments

January 27, 2018

With technological advancements, changing job types, and a new world of work, education must think beyond preparing graduates for a traditional pathway to one career. Rather, it is critical that we empower all graduates to be entrepreneurial whether they work in existing organizations, create their own jobs, or become independent contractors in the “gig” economy.…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Student Engagement, Student Success

Creating the Societies of the Future

December 12, 2017

  ELI Founder Gary Schoeniger keynoted the Junior Achievement Europe 2017 Annual Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the conference theme was “Investing in Europe’s Transformers through Education & Innovation.” Conference organizers conducted the interview below with Schoeniger: 1. How can societies create “new” people who can solve new challenges and have a happy life? Big thinkers around…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Redefining Entrepreneurship

An Entrepreneurial Drive to Be Better

November 27, 2017

In the fall of 2017, over 400 Algonquin students engaged in the Ice House Student Success Program, a course focused on empowering students with an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of their academic journey. Sherryl Fraser, chair of General Arts and Sciences, led the implementation. “After training faculty to become Ice House Certified Facilitators, we…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Student Engagement, Student Success, Workforce Development

Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship

How Do You Improve Employee Engagement? Start with an Entrepreneurial Mindset [Infographic]

October 5, 2017

  Gallup reports that 87% of employees around the world are not engaged in their work, a colossal waste of human capital. Nearly one in four employees are actively disengaged, working against the mission of the organization. Yet, nearly all humans want to be engaged in work that matters. The difference between those who will…

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Learning & Development, Workforce Development

Can Government Workers Learn to Think Like Entrepreneurs?

August 30, 2017

  (Updated 4/9/2019 to reflect the current number of city employees that have been through the program) If you’re like most people, the word entrepreneurial is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of government employees. For many, the word ‘bureaucrat’ is often used as a derisive term to describe government workers…

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Potential, Learning & Development, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development

Mapping E-ship into Organizational DNA

August 25, 2017

  The World Economic Forum states the need to move entrepreneurship from the perimeter to the core of education. Yet, all too often, we see entrepreneurship on the perimeter housed in business departments as a certificate or degree that requires the self-selection of students. At the same time, the term entrepreneurship is widely misunderstood and…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Potential, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Engagement, Student Success

Redesigning Higher Education to Serve the Student

June 22, 2017

  Students hire colleges and universities in order to make progress in their lives, but is higher education fulfilling the job to be done? In his book Competing Against Luck, Clayton Christensen presents “jobs theory” and the need to identify the job customers are hiring you to do in order for them to make progress in their lives. The…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Completion, Student Engagement, Student Success

Gary Schoeniger

Shifting Entrepreneurship from the Perimeter to the Core

May 31, 2017

  As a guest writer for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation in South Africa, ELI Founder Gary Schoeniger shares how a new framework will be required in order to move entrepreneurship from the perimeter to the core of the way education operates. Entrepreneurship has never been more important than it is today. Academic, business, government, and…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Student Engagement

Small Towns, Big Potential

April 17, 2017

  Historically, small-town America has been a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. However, data demonstrates that during the economic recovery in the early 1990s, counties with fewer than 100,000 residents contributed at the highest rate in adding new businesses to the economy. Nurturing entrepreneurial growth helps create a thriving environment…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Potential