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

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

What Is an Ice House Entrepreneur?

September 5, 2018

    From the most recent NACCE Journal, find out what an Ice House Entrepreneur is. At its core, Ice House is driven by a deceptively simple concept: the awareness that by solving problems for others, we can empower ourselves. See how this simple idea has become the basis for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. Download NACCE…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurial Workforce, Entrepreneurship Education, Partner News

How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur

August 1, 2018

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Part 1/8 What is it that enables entrepreneurs to identify opportunities that others overlook? And how do they mobilize the resources and marshal the resilience, the creativity, and critical thinking that enables them to transform their ideas into thriving new businesses that not only generate wealth, but create new…

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

The Entrepreneurial Mindset in a Maximum Security Prison

July 9, 2018

  It’s been almost six years since we launched the Ice House Entrepreneurial Mindset Program at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. Since then, nearly 2,000 leaders in education, business, and nonprofits have become certified to deliver the Ice House Programs across a wide range of applications. As a result, we have seen promising evidence…

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

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

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

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