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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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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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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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Currency in Scotland: Commentary and the Block Chain Possibility

  Keiser report where Scottish Independence and cryptocurrency is discussed. A couple of great conversations here about cryptocurrency, and the possibilities for a new country to put its system “on the block chain“. Just put it all on the block chain. If you aren’t familiar, read about the block chain here.  Its actually the “Alternative […]

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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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Universities Have Opportunity for Experiential Education Under Their Noses and Don’t See It

Universities have the opportunity to facilitate experiential entrepreneurship education right under their noses but they don’t see it. Yet.   A fascinating article about maverick students mining cryptocurrency using university computer systems in some shades of grey areas can be found below following the Academic Entrepreneur’s commentary. Hmmmmmm let’s think. The Academic Entrepreneur has a […]

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