Archive for category Hotel and Hospitality Schools

Academic Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industry

“You can take the Hotelie out of the Hotel Industry, but you can never take the Hotel Industry out of the Hotelie” -Hotelie saying heard frequently at alumni gatherings and especially Hotel Ezra Cornell (HEC) at Cornell University every April Our all-time favorite academic entrepreneur of course is none other than Chuck Feeney, Cornell University […]

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Entrepreneurial University of the Year: Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland: Spinouts, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship

“An entrepreneurial spirit permeates our activity and our distinctiveness as an entrepreneurial university is rooted in our vision and strategy. By cultivating this spirit in our students, we are laying the foundations for future prosperity and nurturing future generations of leaders and successful businessmen and women. Entrepreneurship is one of the key parts of our […]

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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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AirBnB: From 0 to $10 billion in 8 years

The Wall Street Journal has reported that San Francisco-based startup AirBnB is being valued at approximately $10 billion.  CrunchWeek (TechCrunch) also has a report and video covering this story as well. This is an amazing rags-to-riches story of two guys who couldn’t afford to pay their rent in San Francisco, started creatively finding a solution […]

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