Archive for category Schumpeter

Susan Olivia Poole: An Iconic Woman for the Bank of Canada’s new Banknote

The Academic Entrepreneur has nominated Susan Olivia Poole (1889-1975), an immigrant slash indigenous slash inventor slash entrepreneur slash mom slash exporter slash musician,  as an iconic woman for the new Bank of Canada Bank note to be printed in 2018. The reasons for this nomination are that Susan Olivia Poole was: –An immigrant  She was […]

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Goldman Sachs Gets it Wrong for Scotland: Shortsightedness and Neglectfullness

There are many who would hold an investment bank such as Goldman Sachs up next to God. Its analysts are impeccable and accurate, and not only can see every financial catastrophe coming, but also understand the opportunity cost of what could have been but wasn’t. Thus the financial world was shocked by the recent polls […]

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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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Research Project: Triple Helix Scotland: Perceptions on the Independence Referendum

Today the Academic Entrepreneur submitted a research project proposal “Triple Helix Scotland: Perceptions on the Independence Referendum” on Experiment.com .  Upon its launch a new blog post will be posted.   Experiment.com, a new way to raise funds for research,  was hatched at Paul Graham’s Y-Combinator  and launched on February 5th, 2014.  It has been described […]

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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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Water is More Valuable than Gold: Scotland’s most undervalued resource; the Elephant in the Room; and the solution to the Currency Debate

The Academic Entrepreneur picked up an article in today on CNN Money “Water becoming more valuable than gold“.  To many of you, this will not be a surprise.   “The World Economic Forum names it as the number three global risk of 2014.”   Scotland has a lot of it as well, and one of the best […]

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Scotland Decides: Currency Debate Is Sparse on Imagination

Through Jo Young of the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club https://twitter.com/Joysci I followed Twitter to an article from a publication called “The Conversation” on “Scotland Decides ’14: The Conversation Expert Panel”. There are a series of online debates to be posted. The first one, much to my chagrin, was on the currency issue. If these end up […]

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