Over the last year I have been working on a project funded by the European Investment Bank to help young entrepreneurs in the occupied territories in Palestine. The project has been an amazing learning experience for me. Sometimes you have to move outside your comfort zone and beyond your normal pathways in order to discover new parts of the planet and new sides of yourself.
Making the most of any situation is what the Sicilians are all about.
We need more serial entrepreneurs. We need more people who have learned how to start and build small businesses.
I just read an article about a group in the Northeast that is encouraging people who are facing layoffs from their jobs to consider becoming entrepreneurs.
How dare they? Is becoming an entrepreneur really an option for someone facing redundancy and unemployment?
On July 28, 2010 the US House of Representatives passed a bill called the Educating Entrepreneurs Through Today’s Technology Act. Why is this so important for European Entrepreneurs?
(Oslo, Nov. 12, 2009) Europe Unlimited has appointed Rick Salmon as President of the Selection Jury for 2009 European Venture Contest Finals which will be held on December 14th and 15th, 2009 in Barcelona. The Jury will consist of 30 distinguished members representing the Venture Capital community in Europe. The mission of this annual venture contest is to find, evaluate and award world-class innovative companies with the potential to dramatically impact their industry and contribute to increasing European competitiveness and growth. This year over 700 startup companies have competed in…
“Italy worships Genius, but has not yet figured out how to create a culture of entrepreneurship”. This was a statement at a venture event last week. Italy needs businessmen more than they need more geniuses. Commercializing genius is where the money is.
In Italy, the past does not have to mean the future. Being an entrepreneur has historically been tough, but there are good things happening in Trento.
Enterpreneurs are not losers… unless they quit.
When I was 15 I listened to Joni Mitchell sing of finding true love. When I was 20 Bob Dylan sang about truth and courage. When I was 30 Bono sang about purpose and changing the world. Now I am over 50 and I just discovered a band of a bunch of Venture Capitalists who sing about Bernie Madoff stealing from investors. The Circle of Life is grand.