Monthly Archives: May 2012

OECD Skills Strategy

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Develpment (OECD) has recently announced a new skills strategy that seeks to help member countries develop better skills policies, i.e. what we in the US often call talent development or workforce development policies.  … Continue reading

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Innovation Policy in Europe: Too Much of a Good Thing?

While numerous advocacy groups and think tanks here in DC continue to push for a more aggressive and effective set of US innovation policies, it seems like our counterparts in Europe may have the opposite problem.  A new industry survey … Continue reading

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The Business Model Innovation Factory

It’s been sitting on my nightstand for awhile, but I’ve finally had a chance to dig into Saul Kaplan’s new book, The Business Model Innovation Factory.  I’ve known Saul for some time now.  He’s had an interesting career with stints … Continue reading

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Newest EntreWorks Insights Now Available

The latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, EntreWorks Insights, is now available here.  (You can subscribe here.) This issue examines how the confluence of major new procurements in the passenger rail industry (current projects now out for bid are worth more … Continue reading

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America’s Most Small Business Friendly Places

An interesting new ranking of state small business friendliness was released last week by Thumbtack, a new web service that helps users find local services like roofers or plumbers.   The rankings were developed with support from the Kauffman Foundation, and … Continue reading

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Economic Mobility of the States

The Pew Center on the States has been releasing a lot of interesting data and reports in recent months.  The latest comes from their Economic Mobility Project which studies the important questions of whether and how Americans move up (or … Continue reading

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New Entrepreneurship Resources

Yesterday, I participated in an very interesting panel discussion at the Association for Enteprise Opportunity’s (AEO) annual conference.   The panel included some the US’ leading organizations focused on helping underserved entrepreneurs and microbusiness owners.    It was a very impressive group … Continue reading

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