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Build an Army for Your Ideas
7/12/2007
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Even if you're the CEO, building enthusiasm among your troops for a new product idea can be tricky. What's the secret to success? Show them how it can actually become their idea. This article provides three real-life examples of how this approach works.

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Discovering the Multiplier Effect of YEO
Alper Keith M
1/1/2005
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The Young Entrepreneurs' Organization created opportunities for Keith Alpers, but he has given back to the organization many times over.

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Community-Based Organizations
Baker Mitchell
5/23/2007
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Mitchell Baker, "Chief Lizard Wrangler" at Mozilla, discusses the organization's unique, community-based culture and how it has contributed to their success. She explains how freedom, openness, and dedication to improving Internet usability fosters extraordinary contributions from Mozilla's employees and volunteers.

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Tips on turning academics into entrepreneurs
Baum Stephanie
10/19/2011
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There is no shortage of well-educated people in academic environments. But the challenge is in turning the attention of those bright minds to entrepreneurship. Here are a few ideas on how to do it.

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A Little Jazz + A Little Networking = Big Things in Pittsburgh
Annette Beck
3/17/2014
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Every Thursday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, something special happens at Little E's Jazz and Blues Club. During happy hour each week, entrepreneurs get together to tap into what's hot in the Pittsburgh start-up arena. Over drinks and cool jazz, they have the opportunity to interact and create relationships with potential financiers, university incubators, economic development thought leaders and other business stars.

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Creating Your IP Strategy: Employee Policies
Annette Beck
3/19/2014
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What's the most valuable aspect of your business? Is it the bricks and mortar? The equipment? Or is it something intangible? While you can't touch it, feel it or see it, intellectual property when defined as "knowledge" or "know how" is often times the real equity of a business, and if it's lost, it can bring that business to its knees.

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Entrepreneurship - It's about Community
Behnke Carl J
1/1/2006
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Carl Behnke's investment of more than 20 years on the board of Junior Achievement is just one example of his belief in giving back.

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Entrepreneurial Practices for High-Impact Non-Profits
Benninger Christine
2/6/2008
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The Humane Society of Silicon Valley had gone to the dogs before president Christine Benninger took hold of the leash in 1993.  By nearly every metric - profits earned, animals saved, customers satisfied - she outlines how proven business practices transformed the HSSV into best of breed.

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Creating Entrepreneurial Employee Ownership at SAIC
Beyster J Robert
4/1/1997
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Founder Bob Beyster describes his highly successful approach to recruiting, retaining, and rewarding top performers--a culture of employee ownership. This is a core strategy for growing SAIC, an entrepreneurial, employee-owned, high-technology corporation.

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The Right Thing to Do
Bicknell Orville G Gene
8/1/2005
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Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg State University benefit from the broad generosity of Gene Bicknell, who gives because "it's the right thing to do."

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