Think And Grow Rich? Really?

Desire backed by Faith knows no such word as impossible. Every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage. – Napoleon Hill I never read Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich. I judged the book by the cover believing that it was probably materialistic pablum only useful to sales people trying to develop positive […]

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It’s Shop With Meaning Week!

Today is the day after Cyber Monday. Did I buy a new computer or digital something or other? No way! I bought a nice leather bracelet from Jonathan and Quinn’s Life Out Of The Box. They just opened their online store and the first products, LOOTB bracelets, are ready for shipping. The purchase will help […]

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A powerful message from Simon Sinek

Another excellent TED talk. Simon Sinek explains the dynamics rooted in our biology that create inspiring, effective leadership. His secret is the “golden circle.” Reposted from Live Life Once A powerful message from Simon Sinek. Related articles Talk to the Why – Simon Sinek (sophiademetriades.com) On Inspiring Action (notionation.wordpress.com) The Four-letter Word in Entrepreneurship (thedotconnect.com) […]

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Which End Of The Ruler Is Up?

Now that I’ve fully recovered from Thanksgiving dinner and have made a pledge to myself to shed the extra five pounds, I pound the keyboard while pumping away on a stationary bike, beads of sweat dripping on the trackpad… You know that’s so not true. But dammt, I’m going to the gym tomorrow. Wait, tomorrow’s […]

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Just One More Bite: Thanksgiving Dinner and Marginal Utility

In keeping with both the theme of Thanksgiving and the theme of economics I thought it would be fun to figure out how we could use a mathematical model for marginal utility to determine at which point the satisfaction you’re getting from Thanksgiving dinner turns into dissatisfaction and possible nausea. We’ll use an algebraic model. […]

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Originally posted on Social Entrepreneurship in Africa:
Social Entrepreneurship in Africa: A New Business Model in a Blossoming Continent  By:  Brian Ray Dinning, JD, LLM and Social Venture Lawyer  June 21, 2012 “I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no…

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A Cup of Coffee, A Rainy Saturday Morning

The kitchen window  shines a silver light  Clouds and rain  a nigh time comfort now a morning complement to cream in my Saturday coffee. The computer screen shines a silver  light in the warmth of home Clouds and  rain a muse teasing but not revealing. The clouds, the window,  the screen, the light merge into […]

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Business is Good!

I’d like to thank Purnimodo for her fine post on Social Venturing. It was a wonderful, insightful addition to this blog. Today the students in my econ class got to experience a little bit of growth. They had the privilege of meeting Jonathon and Quinn from Life Out of the Box through a Skype video […]

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guest post: Social Venturing – Because we can

Undoubtedly we are living in interesting times. You might read this from the Bahamas, Russia, The United States, India, Mali  or any other country that has access to the fast lanes of the internet. It’s strange to think how much has changed over the past few decades.  Just the other day one of my students […]

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Value Free Economics Is Really Irrelevant Economics

When students enter my economics class for the first time they are generally mystified by the subject. Everyone knows what history, government, English, Art, Math, PE, and computer class are. I don’t know of any of my colleagues who have to explain the essence of their subject when students first walk in the door. But […]

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