Risk Versus Reward: The Hidden Strategy of Unlikely Entrepreneurs

March 5, 2019

  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 deconstruct the…

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

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

How to Think (and Act) Like an Entrepreneur

August 1, 2018

  Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Part One of Eight 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,…

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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

  Declining Government Employee Engagement Employee engagement is a significant challenge for government agencies. In fact, employee engagement is lower in public sectors than 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 mission of the organization.…

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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

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

Can Government Workers Learn to Think Like Entrepreneurs?

August 30, 2017

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 who may be seen as lazy, unthinking, and unproductive. And, recent Gallup research seems to confirm some disturbing facts:…

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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

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