Monthly Archives: August 2012

Long Term City Success: It’s All About the Coal??

Why do some cities, like New York, seem to spawn lots of new business, new ideas, and new innovations while others, like Pittsburgh (the Silicon Valley of its day), prosper for awhile but struggle to revitalize in the face of … Continue reading

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The Kids are Alright?: Young Worker Attitudes to Small Business

We know from lots of survey data that young Americans have great interest in starting their own businesses.   Recent Kauffman Foundation surveys show that 40% of kids want to start a business one day.  A new survey from PayScale and … Continue reading

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Hidden Innovation and Intangible Assets: Insights from the UK

Anyone who follows business and economic trends knows that the emergence of the knowledge-based economy has led to growing importance and value of knowledge-based assets or intangible assets.  These assets can take many forms; examples include intellectual property, industry knowledge, … Continue reading

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Seed-DB: Promising New Data Source on Business Accelerators

Business accelerators like Y Combinator and Tech Stars are generating lots of buzz these days.  There’s a reason for this—many of these programs are posting impressive numbers.  For example, Y Combinator reports that it has backed 411 companies that have … Continue reading

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New Data Sources on the 1099 Economy

Regular readers of this blog know I’m a little obsessed with the 1099 Economy and the role of freelancers and independent workers and consultants in regional economies.  While these independent workers are growing in importance, our ability to measure their … Continue reading

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