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2009

Kauffman Foundation Study Finds More than Half of Fortune 500 Companies Were Founded in Recession or Bear Market
A new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds a silver lining in today's challenging economic times: Recessions can spur entrepreneurship, which leads to the creation of much-needed new jobs.  The study The Economic Future Just Happened found that more than half of the... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on June 09, 2009
Entrepreneurship in a Recession
The economy has slowed down, unemployment is up, and investment has grinded to a halt - so how does an entrepreneur, in the face of all odds, continue to thrive in such a market? The truth is,... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on May 12, 2009
The Lost Word on the Economy
While pundits, columnists, economists, and policy makers climb over mountains of financial data, looking for signs of recovery and politically convenient scapegoats upon which we can turn a distracting public focus of populist rage and class warfare, there is a quiet but steady vibration... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on April 23, 2009
Just what exactly are we trying to stimulate?
Question: What written document is so expensive that it comes out to about $4,800,849 per word? Answer: With approximately 177,052 words and a price tag of around $850 billion dollars, it is the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – a.k.a.... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on April 01, 2009
We Get What We Incentivize
Over the last two decades, I have been involved in several entrepreneurial endeavors that employed over a thousand people collectively. I have interviewed and hired many over that period of time, including negotiating compensation packages. The one thing I have learned from doing that... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on March 31, 2009

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