Don’t save Barnes & Noble!

First it happened to Toys ‘R’ Us, but we did nothing (except complain). Now it may be happening to Barnes & Noble, and we will do nothing again. (Nothing except complain, that is. Continue Reading...

Are we entering an apprenticeship renaissance?

Due to a range of cultural pressures and government incentives, the four-year college degree has become somewhat of a rite of passage in economic life. From the prompts of parents and teachers to the prods of student-loan subsidies, we are routinely encouraged to double down on a cookie-cutter approach to higher education. Continue Reading...

How entrepreneurship transforms a village

As we were walking down the street of a small village within Barahona in the Dominican Republic, we met a woman living in a humble home with her family. She had constructed a metal box out of scraps found discarded near her village, Algodon. Continue Reading...

Entrepreneurship by example

Of all the schools founded by Robert Luddy, author of the new book Entrepreneurial Life: The Path from Startup to Market Leader, not one of them has a cafeteria. The schools have gyms and Apple TVs, but none of the facilities needed to provide lunches each day. Continue Reading...

Using rice to help refugees and fight corruption in Brazil

Corruption scandal after corruption scandal has rocked Brazil for years, with ex-president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s conviction on corruption charges. Michel Temer, Brazil’s sitting president, has also faced charges of corruption, primarily stemming from relationships with the state-owned oil company, Petrobras. Continue Reading...