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Surprising Oldie Stats

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:46:53 +0000

These few snippets are from my slide deck. (Post occasioned by tweetstream on the topic, 06.23-24.14.): USA 1996-2007, Entrepreneurial Activity (firms founded): Highest rate: Ages 55-64 Lowest rate: Ages 20-34  (Source: Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation, reported in the Economist.) "The average age of a start-up founder is 40. And high-growth start-ups are nearly twice as likely to […]

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Forbes on Social Entrepreneurs

Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:01:20 +0000

Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz is on the 19 December Forbes cover. The lead article, which I highly recommend, is titled "Innovation Saves the World: The Social Entrepreneurs Making an Impact." As usual, the magazine offers as its last page a collection of "Thoughts," in this instance "Thoughts on Philanthropy." I was utterly taken by […]

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Why It's Time To Compete on What You're Thinking

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:08:06 +0000

[Our guest blogger is Ian Sanders. He runs an ideas consultancy where he creates and delivers ideas to solve challenges, facilitate growth, and help businesses stand out from the crowd. His new book Zoom! The Faster Way To Make Your Business Idea Happen is due out in November 2011.] It's the holy grail for every […]

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Tom's in the Top 5

Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:37:59 +0000

Tom's tweets were recommended by OpenForum as one of the Top 5 Twitter feeds on Entrepreneurship. He joined Chris Brogan, Pam Slim, Becky McRay's SB Survival, and Anita Campbell's Small Biz Trends. We all know that using social media can be a powerful tool, no matter your industry, yet it's challenging to do it well […]

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The Global Detective

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:57:31 +0000

Tom's good friend Alan Webber has a new ebook out called The Global Detective: My search for clues, cues, and views in the lands of tall blonde people. Alan went on quite a journey to discover what's happening with entrepreneurs the world over, and this is the first in a series. As the cofounder of […]

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Swashbuckling: Bo vs Zorro

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:12:52 +0000

In a blog post titled "Business Book(s) of the Year," Tom named George Whalin's Retail Superstars as his #1 for 2009. Why? Tom says, "I think Whalin's message is perfect for 2009. We will, over the long haul, rebound from our colossal economic and unemployment mess on the backs of our entrepreneurs. The big guys […]

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The Mess Will Save Us.Eventually.

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:31:17 +0000

We tend to think of the jobs economy in terms of jobs lost at the likes of GM and jobs added at the likes of Google. And thinking in such a manner is misleading, and downright dangerous. The fact is that the American economy in particular is an economy of churn—always adding and subtracting jobs […]

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My Heart (and Body) Are in San Francisco, God's Gift to City-hood!

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:53:09 +0000

I spoke at an Inc. magazine event last night in San Francisco, commemorating the winner of an entrepreneur-to-be contest with a hearty financial prize. Incidentally, in the name of Chinese ubiquity, much on our minds these days, the event is sponsored by the powerhouse Chinese B2B outfit—Alibaba. In preparing, I put together a list of […]

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"Entrepreneurial Society"

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:14:14 +0000

That's what Adrian Wooldridge and the Economist call our emergent global economy, current madness notwithstanding. The Americans are still the undisputed leaders, and they're likely to hold the top slot for quite a while, but both the Chinese and the Indians understand the game almost as well as we do. And the Europeans and Japanese […]

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Tom Peters' Superstar/Top41 Entrepreneurs

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:59:25 +0000

I was asked by a magazine to come up with a list of the five entrepreneurs I most admired. Consistent with my whatever, I offered a list of 41, though I did single out my top 13 (**) and my Top 1 (*****). You'll find the list below. (And a PDF version as well.) I […]

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