Risk Versus Reward: The Hidden Strategy of Unlikely Entrepreneurs

March 5, 2019

Photo by Jonathan Francis on Unsplash Learn How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur Part 3/8 I’ve spent the past two decades exploring the mindset and the methods of everyday “unlikely” entrepreneurs—the underdogs and the misfits who somehow manage to transform a simple idea into a sustainable success. My initial thought was that if I could somehow…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Human Flourishing, Human Potential

Top 10+1 Ways A Fab Lab or Maker Space Can Benefit Your Community

February 1, 2019

Network Kansas partner and Ice House Facilitator Jim Correll recently published a blog enumerating the ways a maker space or fab lab can impact a community. Spoiler alert! One of them may or may not be the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. Read Now    

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Uncategorized

New Year, New Mindset: How Public Libraries Can Support Economic Development in Their Communities

January 15, 2019

  Ice House Facilitator Duncan Smith is the Chief Strategist for EBSCO Information Services, a pioneer in the library services industry. After attending certification training in Durham, NC, Duncan was inspired by the potential an entrepreneurial mindset could bring to communities and saw a unique way to engage stakeholders through their public libraries. Spurred on by his new passion,…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Redefining Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized

Engaging New Partners to Build Entrepreneurial Communities

January 8, 2019

          By Gary Schoeniger & Chris Thompson, president of Civic Collaboration Consultants, LLC We all know that entrepreneurship is vital to creating prosperous communities and the need to encourage and support entrepreneurial activity at all levels of society has never been more important than it is today. After all, entrepreneurs have…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning

How To Recognize Opportunities That Others Overlook

December 10, 2018

Photo By Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash Learn How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur Part 2/8 I’ve spent the past two decades exploring the mindset and the methods of everyday entrepreneurs – the underdogs and the misfits whose only advantage in life is in the way they think. In this second post of an…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Student Success

Entrepreneurship in Government

Driving Engagement & Innovation in Government

May 3, 2018

  (updated on 4/9/2019) Declining Government Employee Engagement Employee engagement is a significant challenge for government agencies. In fact, employee engagement is lower in public sectors than in private sectors. And, while 71% of state and local government employees are not engaged in their work, 17% of those employees are actively disengaged, working against the…

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

Entrepreneurial Fab Labs Drive Rural Economic Development

April 4, 2018

Entrepreneurial activity is widely recognized as the primary engine of economic growth. By inventing new products and services or improving those that already exist, entrepreneurs create new jobs that generate wealth, revitalize communities, and improve the overall quality of lives. And, fab labs have emerged as a mechanism to stimulate entrepreneurial behavior by providing the…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Training, Workforce Development

An Entrepreneurial Mindset for the New World of Work

March 19, 2018

The world is changing rapidly. From artificial intelligence, robotics, and self-driving cars to the new “gig” economy, the evidence of dramatic change is abundantly clear. Suddenly, the rules for survival have changed and the mindset that once enabled us to succeed is rapidly becoming obsolete. We are at the dawn of a new workforce revolution;…

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurial Culture, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, 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