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  • Why people aren’t covering one of the highest-rated shows on TV (Shark Tank)

    10/02/2017 10:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/02/2017 | By Maureen Callahan
    Tonight marks the 2-hour season premiere of one of television’s top-rated, most critically acclaimed shows — one that curiously gets little media attention. For nine seasons, “Shark Tank” — a competitive reality program in which inventors pitch to a panel of multi-millionaires (and one billionaire) — has been a consistent ratings winner despite ABC airing it in a Friday night graveyard slot. It’s won four Emmys for Outstanding Structured Reality Program. Last August, the show retained its audience against NFL pre-season games. The success of “Shark Tank” has surprised even some sharks. “I thought it was going to be a...
  • Pope Francis Shocks Workers With Pro-Capitalism Pitch

    05/29/2017 5:28:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Speaking to workers and business people in Italy’s port city of Genoa Saturday, Pope Francis surprised his hearers by praising entrepreneurship and touting the importance of healthy businesses for the economy. “There can’t be a good economy without good businessmen, without their capacity to create and to produce,” he said, shattering his reputation as an enemy of the free market economy. The Pope recognized that the essential value of work and employment is only possible when companies are sound and successful. Without denouncing unemployment benefits, Francis insisted that state intervention wasn’t a real solution. “A monthly check from the state...
  • America Has a Serious Start-Up Slump: Discouraging news about American entrepreneurship.

    12/18/2015 7:03:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    RCM ^ | 12/18/2015 | Robert Samuelson
    We confidently assume that we have the world's most entrepreneurial nation, and the proof seems overwhelming. Google, Facebook and Twitter are but three (relatively) recent startups that have become corporate titans. Before them, there were others: Microsoft, Intel and FedEx. We seem to excel at nurturing new firms. Or do we? Previous studies have shown that, despite the success of firms like Facebook, the number of startups has dropped sharply, from about 13% of all firms in the late 1980s to about 8% in 2011. Now a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research reports that the expansion...
  • It's Time to Give Up My Walkman for an iPod

    11/26/2015 9:32:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    The Left delights in their moral superiority about shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Progressives and Big Labor are petulant about the dirty dozen stores that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, and mainstream media carps about the "Black Friday Creep" of businesses opening its doors earlier. I don't shop on Black Friday, and I am home all day with my family on Thanksgiving; however, I understand too that a modern economy never really sleeps. Why should it? How can it? Frank Sinatra sang about how capitalism’s most important city New York, New York is a city that never sleeps....
  • How Obama Radically Transformed America's Patent System

    05/22/2015 4:28:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Patent law is not something most Americans are passionate about or have ever contemplated -- which is exactly why the Obama White House and Congress got away with making radical changes to our time-tested traditions of protecting the fruits of entrepreneurial inventors' labor. It's yet another progressive horror story of abandoning what works in the name of what's politically trendy. For left-wing saboteurs and their Big Business GOP enablers, this means throwing our unique patent system and its constitutional underpinnings under an 18-wheeler. So-called "patent reform" proposals continue to plague Capitol Hill. But like health care "reform" and education "reform,"...
  • Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 Years

    03/13/2015 6:43:06 AM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 6 replies
    The Atlas Society ^ | 3/12/2015 | Edawrd Hudgins
    [The one thing to add is that free markets are absolutely necessary so that entrepreneurs can pursue their ideas and innovations.] Google, Entrepreneurs, and Living 500 YearsBy Edward Hudgins “Is it possible to live to be 500?” “Yes,” answers Bill Maris of Google, without qualifications. A Bloomberg Markets piece on “Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality” documents how the billions of dollars Maris invests each year is transforming life itself. But the piece also makes clear that the most valuable asset he possesses —and that, in others, makes those billions work—is entrepreneurship. Google's Bio-FrontiersMaris, who heads a venture capital...
  • Spontaneous Order

    02/11/2015 6:04:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 11, 2015 | John Stossel
    Most of life happens without a central planner. Yet people think we need one. Suppose you'd never seen a skating rink, and I told you that I want to lay down some ice and charge people money to strap sharp blades on their feet. They will zip around on the ice -- young and old, skilled and unskilled. My only rule: Go counter-clockwise. Hillary Clinton would say the rink needs regulation. She calls herself "a government junkie." Government junkies like government plans. Hillary'd probably demand that my rink have an official who tells skaters when to zoom left or right,...
  • The "Sharing Economy": Will Americans Embrace The Entrepreneurial Revival?

    08/03/2014 6:03:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 3, 2014 | Austin Hill
    Back in the first century a poet named Juvenal surmised that his fellow citizens of Rome would put up with just about anything from their government, as long as they had enough food and entertainment. "Give them bread and circuses, and they'll never revolt" he wrote sarcastically. In the 1920's Fascist Prime Minister Benito Musolini said much the same thing of his fellow citizens in Italy. The people that he governed would tolerate just about anything he wanted to do, Musoli suggested, "as long as the trains run on time." Today Americans seem as tolerant of bad abusive government...
  • This Is The End: More businesses in America are being destroyed than created

    05/13/2014 5:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/13/2014 | STEPHEN GREEN
    This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end—The DoorsYou know it’s bad when I begin by quoting The Doors, but “The End” has been stuck in my head since I started collecting stories for this week’s column.The first was Erik Sherman’s Inc. writeup [1] of a recent Brookings Institution report on the decline of American entrepreneurship. According to Brookings, “entrepreneurship has reached at least a three-decade low across virtually all of the country.” Three decades also happens to be as...
  • American Dreaming

    04/30/2014 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 20, 2014 | John Stossel
    Did you know that I started Facebook? Really! Well, sort of ... When I was in college at all-male Princeton, I tried to make money by adding photos to a snarky guide to neighboring girls' schools. The guide had been a profitable publishing success, and my idea was simply to add the girls' pictures. Schools like Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Vassar, etc., already published those pictures, so all I had to do was get permission from administrators at those schools. Surprisingly, they gave it to me. Unfortunately for me and my "Face Book," there was no Internet then. So I don't...
  • The Pure Entrepreneurial Genius of Wham-O...

    03/28/2014 8:07:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Back in the early 1948, two enterprising Californians formed a small company in one of their garages -ala Steve Jobs- then began to manufacture a powerful slingshot of Ash wood. The weapon was of their own design, demonstrated enthusiastically by the pair, and was utilized by shooting clubs for practice/some kinds of hunting, even for firing meat up to trained falcons in flight... Richard Knerr and Arthur 'Spud' Melin were bored with their jobs upon graduation from USC, so they brewed-up the idea of the slingshot, which was a mild success and set their taste for marketing alight. Legend goes that the 'Wham-O' name was taken from the sound...
  • Israel: An LED Light Unto the Nations: Save America, no nation celebrates entrepreneurship more

    03/14/2014 6:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2014 | Anglea Hasek
    Israel has many awe-inspiring qualities.  Its people are tenacious and brave.  Its history is unmatched in depth and significance.  And its society reflects the values upon which Western civilization is built.  But discussions of the Jewish State tend to surround its battle for survival – this is a mistake.  We should remember that there is a great deal more to this country and that we have all benefited from its existence.  Israel is a democracy, a strong ally of the United States, and the Middle East’s one true oasis of religious liberty.  I saw all of these qualities during my...
  • Artworks Choked by Artichokes: Bureaucrats Condemn Creative Entrepreneurship

    02/10/2014 5:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 10, 2014 | Rebecca Furdek
    In 2005, James Dupree bought a dilapidated warehouse and garage. Today, after almost a decade of steady investment and physical labor, the once-blighted space is now a vibrant 8,600-square-foot studio showcasing over 5,000 pieces of art. In a Philadelphia neighborhood marked by vacant houses and parking lots, Dupree’s studio is a bright spot of entrepreneurship and esteemed cultural value. His paintings have won numerous awards, are displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and sell for upwards of $40,000 each. He has hosted and taught public art classes at his studio, and plans to launch a mentorship program for inner-city...
  • Reputation Versus Regulation

    02/05/2014 4:17:01 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 5, 2014 | John Stossel
    Do you like to cook? Throw dinner parties? Many people enjoy that, but paying for the food, plus accessories, is expensive. Would you host more often if you could get your guests to cover the costs? Or suppose you'd like to go to a dinner party to meet new people in your neighborhood. Or maybe when you travel, instead of eating at restaurants, you'd like to see how the locals live. Good news! Today both cooks and diners can get what they want. A new Internet business brings them together. Bad news: Bureaucrats and the media worry that the...
  • The House GOP’s incredible, amazing discovery: Most Americans aren’t entrepreneurs

    02/01/2014 9:07:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2014 at 4:18 PM | Byron York
    At the House Republican retreat in Cambridge, Md., Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on GOP lawmakers to take a new approach to the nation’s economic anxieties. […] Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Cantor’s presentation was that it included a recognition that in the past Republicans have focused more on the nation’s employers than employees, have talked about small business owners and entrepreneurs to the exclusion of the far greater number of Americans who don’t own their own businesses. […] What was extraordinary about that portion of Cantor’s presentation was not that it was out of place—it was...
  • Obama To Africa: Be Wary Of Foreign Powers, Even United States

    07/01/2013 2:51:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 1,2013 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama pledged $7 billion in aid Sunday to provide electricity to sub-Saharan Africa, as he warned Africans to be wary of exploitation by other countries, including the U.S. “I’m calling for America to up our game when it comes to Africa,” Mr. Obama said in a speech at the University of Capetown in South Africa, midway through his weeklong tour of the continent. “We want to unleash the power of entrepreneurship and markets to create opportunity here in Africa.”
  • CA: Capitalism's Last Stand - Start-Up Mania Hits San Quentin Prison as Inmates Turn Entrepreneurs

    02/25/2013 6:27:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 February 2013 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Start-up mania hits San Quentin prison as inmates turn entrepreneurs One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that start-up mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California's most notorious prison. 'Live stream has gone mainstream. Mobile...
  • Entrepreneurs Say Business Is Good for Personal Lives

    02/23/2013 4:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BusinessNewsDaily ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Mielach
    A third of all small business owners in a recent survey say their family life and their relationships have improved as a result of owning their own business. Small business owners also are more likely to be married than other workers are, researchers found. Sixty percent of the 1,100 small business owners in the poll say they are married, which is 10 percentage points higher than the national average. Small business owners also place a high emphasis on their personal relationships. Eighty-seven percent say they value their personal relationships at least as much as their business. And 80 percent say...
  • How College is Harming American Entrepreneurship:

    02/03/2013 8:45:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    When I was in grade school, I remember going to birthday parties at the local bowling alley. Before the games would begin, the workers would install bumpers inside the gutters in order to prevent gutter balls and avoid "failure." When I was growing up, it was common for sports teams to award trophies to all the players so no little kid would have his or her feelings hurt at the end of the season. Today, there are school districts which no longer give out "F'" grades, and hundreds of high schools have removed class ranks so that my generation...
  • Entrepreneurs Weigh In: What Do We Need Over The Next Four Years?

    10/28/2012 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 29, 2012 | Austin Hill
    “…What the hell is he doing asking for another four years?”