Archive for category Creativity through Reorganization

Twenty Questions for Canadians Regarding Scottish Independence

Questions for the Canadians and on their perspective on Scottish Independence from the Academic Entrepreneur     I am asking these because in my “ethnographic experience” in Canada, I’ve noted one or more of the following around the issue of Scottish Independence: a) apathy surrounding the issue; b) a lack of an awareness of the […]

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Venture Capital and Innovation in Banking

Innovation in banking can be had in various levels. In today’s innovation economy, new technology and its applications, as well as new business models, lead to innovation in the sector. While painful, allowing banks to fail leads to creative destruction and new, entrepreneurial banks that better serve their customer bases and are more efficient.  Bailing […]

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Regional Innovation Strategy suggested by Mark Andreessen: Create Regulatory Competition

  “… policymakers shouldn’t be trying to copy Silicon Valley. Instead, they should be figuring out what domain is (or could be) specific to their region—and then removing the regulatory hurdles for that particular domain“. -Marc Andreesson An interesting article in Politico Magazine by Marc Andreesson this past weekend “Turn Detroit into Drone Valley“.  While the Academic Entrepreneur […]

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Food Incubator: T’Souke Nation’s Solar-Powered Wasabi Greenhouse Project

The T’Souke Nation is an awesomely cool “band” as the Canadians refer to such organizations and provides a source of intrigue for the Academic Entrepreneur. The T’Souke Nation is located in Sooke, British Columbia, and has won awards recently for their efforts in economic development. In fact, this “tiny Vancouver Island nation” had become famous […]

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Regional Innovation and the “Known Quantity” Dilemma

Inspired by an Open Letter written to Town Board (TB) members of New Castle, New York: New Castle doesn’t deserve “good” it deserves “great”, I was reminded of the “Known Quantity” attitude. This letter was written by my friend and classmate from undergraduate Hotel School at Cornell University, Peter Chase ’89, and his wife, Erin […]

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Academic Entrepreneur of the Year: Anslem Fraser of the Chippendale International School of Furniture

 “Each plank…can have only one ideal use. The woodworker must find this ideal use and create an object of utility to man, and if nature smiles, an object of lasting beauty.” George Nakashima (1905-1990), woodworker, author of “The Soul of a Tree” The Academic Entrepreneur first learned of Anslem Fraser and the Chippendale School of […]

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The Imagination Economy: Scotland as a Spinout launch

The Imagination Economy: Scotland as a Spinout talk and eBook has been launched on Kickstarter. Find the link here: The campaign is 31 days and ends on Thursday, June 5th, 2014.  The discourse series will start in July in Scotland and run through the end of August.   And the video as well is here. […]

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