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John Stoehr: Don’t focus on jobs; focus on competition

/   John Stoehr, Connecticut Post

According to a new study by the Economic Innovation Group, more businesses die now than are born in most metro areas. Startup growth has clustered around big cities. Four cities combined — Miami, Dallas, Houston and New York — saw more startup growth than the rest of the country between 2010 and 2014. Hartford, Norwich,…

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EIG’s Quarterly Entrepreneurship Reading Guide: Winter 2017

The latest and greatest research and commentary from the field. Entrepreneurship scholars ended 2016 and ushered in 2017 with a flurry of great research and commentary. Unsurprisingly, given the excitement of the election, some of the best scholarship focused on the big picture question of how and why the U.S. economy has grown less dynamic over…

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State Seeks Startups

/   Liam Malaire, Leader-Telegram

Wisconsin, not to mention other parts of the nation, is in need of startups. Washington, D.C.-based Economic Innovation Group released a study this week that found the number of businesses closing in Wisconsin is higher than the number of businesses being created. It analyzed U.S. Census figures to find that the state ran this deficit…

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Of Incumbency And Profits

/   Lawrence Hamtil, Fortune Financial

Since the 1940s, corporate profits have shown a tendency to mean-revert, meaning that, as a percentage of gross domestic product (or GDP), they have tended to bounce around an average of 6-6.5%. However, over recent years, that percentage has stayed well above the historical mean, averaging 9.6% since 2010: … By: Lawrence Hamtil, Fortune Financial Read…

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Most Millennials Are Hard To Manage, Are You One Of Them?

/   Andrew Medal, Forbes

Do you hate your job? Have a stormy relationship with your manager and feel locked into a 9-6 workday? If so, you may not only be one of those stereotypical “hard to manage” millennials but there could be an entrepreneur fighting for freedom within you, if you’d only let her shine. … By: Andrew Medal, Fortune…

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Millennials Are Actually the Least Entrepreneurial Generation

/   Dan Schawbel, Fortune

A few years ago, my company partnered with Monster.com to survey workers of all generations, and we found that just 32% of millennials considered themselves entrepreneurs, compared to 41% of Generation X and 45% of baby boomers. Additional research from EY and the Economic Innovation Group discovered that 44% of millennials believe staying with one…

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