Posts Tagged Scotland

Why Scotland is more like Canada than Quebec: Opinion piece by Harry McGrath

“So, rather than see the independence issue in Scotland as just another version of Quebec, it looks to me a lot more like the small ‘n’ Canadian nationalism of the 1970s onward: welcoming, inclusive, peaceful.”  -Harry McGrath, 2012   An exciting time in Scotland now with the possibilities for independence as the polls are showing […]

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On Immigration Policy: Blog repost on EU citizens living in Scotland

A most interesting, thoughtful post on EU citizens living in Scotland. This is from the Arc of Prosperity blog and was published yesterday by Thomas Widmann from Denmark, a German Citizen now living in Scotland.     EU citizens in Scotland must vote Yes to independence Posted on 04/09/2014 by thomas UKIP election propaganda by mia!, […]

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Simon Jenkins on Scottish Independence

Tonight’s Guardian article on Scottish Independence “Scottish Independence: A Yes Vote Will Produce  a Leaner, Meaner Scotland”  by Simon Jenkins is well worth a read.  He has nailed it.  Here is an excerpt that gets to bottom line and is the essence of his argument: “I would vote yes because, though I disbelieve both Darling […]

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Brain Drain from Scotland to London: Working in the City by hook or by crook?

This is re-post from the Arc of Prosperity blog in its entirety.  Good exploration into brain drain to London from Scotland.  There has also been much discourse lately concerning the cost of living in Scotland, and the difficulties faced by start-up entrepreneurs there, in a zone with a relatively low concentration of early stage entrepreneurial […]

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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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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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