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Graduates, Where To Next?

This edition of Top of Mind, I offered my own version of a high school commencement speech. Using the experience honed raising my own three children, I want to help provide guidance for students debating the path to their future, which may include college, and sometimes not.

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Thom Ruhe
on June 09, 2014
Top of Mind's Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship

As a father of three who's just begun the life stage where my children start matriculating off to college, I find myself drawn to news about all things higher academia. I've also done my fair share of weighing in on our country's state of higher education, from reconsidering its worth due to rising tuition costs to giving advice to high school graduates grappling with their many options for the next phase of life.

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Thom Ruhe
on April 02, 2014
Founders School: 'Just in Time' Lessons for Entrepreneurs

You don't need to spend countless hours in a classroom, or have an MBA to become a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs often don't have the time or patience to sit through a semester long class or six-week course in order to retrieve the answer to a question they have now--today. They need help quickly and efficiently. And this is where our idea for Founders School started.

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Thom Ruhe
on October 04, 2013
Straight from the Source

To me, there's no better source for entrepreneurial advice than straight from the entrepreneur. And as an entrepreneur myself, I know there's no one an entrepreneur is more likely to take advice from than a fellow entrepreneur. And herein lies the core value of a new entrepreneurship interview series launched today by the Khan Academy in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation.

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Thom Ruhe
on September 26, 2013
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