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Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice in Entrepreneurial Mindset Education

September 6, 2023

A Call to Listen I originally wrote this post as a response to a very important question. “How do white and non-black educators promote self-empowerment through entrepreneurship without invalidating the experiences of Black and Brown people?” How do we acknowledge the reality of systemic racism while teaching about the benefits of entrepreneurial thinking as a path to empowerment?  The events of recent years have put a global spotlight on the systematic racism that bars Black…

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

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Measuring The Entrepreneurial Mindset With Dr. Jennifer Hall

July 6, 2023

  Welcome to the latest episode of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Project! In this special edition, we’re taking a different approach as we delve into the fascinating realm of the entrepreneurial mindset through the lens of psychology. Our guest today is Dr. Jennifer Hall, co-author of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile—a groundbreaking psychometric tool that assesses the entrepreneurial strengths of individuals across various domains, from students to organizational leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Dr. Hall and her team…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Podcast, Uncategorized

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Ditching the Easy Fix at Victor Valley College

February 27, 2023

  If you’re always implementing an easy fix, you’re probably looking at all your problems as technical issues rather than complex, adaptive ones. But it can be hard to find the motivation. Not to mention the time to peel back the layers of those big, intractable issues and devise solutions. Here’s a pep talk in the form of an example from Victor Valley College in Victorville, California, where McKenzie Tarango is the Dean of Instruction,…

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Categories: Employee Engagement, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Learning & Development, Workforce Development

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Denver Educator Does a 180 in His Beliefs About Businesspeople

September 19, 2022

  When Adam Melnick was in college, he was sure of one thing: Business people were greedy and never wanted to be one.  Fast forward two decades, and his perspective have shifted by 180 degrees. Although he isn’t currently in business himself, as an assistant professor of management at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, he teaches others the mindset and skills they’ll need to be successful.  “I just completely fell in love with entrepreneurship…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Learning, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Learning & Development, Student Engagement, Student Success, Uncategorized

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How a Minnesota Teen Brought Her Entrepreneurial Spirit to Life

September 6, 2022

  By the time Saint Paul College Business Instructor Linda Michel met Saint Paul Public Schools student Sandy Lee, the teen had already started two businesses—before age 17.  Lee was enrolled in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program, which lets high schoolers earn college credits for free. She gravitated toward the entrepreneurial mindset in the Ice House model Michel uses within her course.  Lee said that just as Uncle Cleve had responded to a need…

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Categories: Entrepreneurial Mindset, Entrepreneurship Education, Human Flourishing, Human Potential, Learning & Development, Student Engagement, Student Success