Friday, September 19, 2014
Should We Teach Kids Entrepreneurship? | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Lethal Clashes Mark Start of Ukraine Peace Talks | Hundreds Remain Lost After South Korea Ferry Crash | Deportations Dropped 43% in Last 5 Years | Rosa Parks' Legacy is Trapped in a New York Warehouse | From Wall Street to the Trailer Park | Should We Teach Children Entrepreneurship?
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Political activist and author Ralph Nader talks about how the left and right can get over their differences and work together. Plus: what’s a “Beige Book” and what does it tell us about the economic recovery; the latest from the Columbia startup lab; screens, parents, and babies; and how to manage feral cat colonies.
Manoush Zomorodi is in for Brian today. Manoush is host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Governments around the world are struggling with how to promote entrepreneurship, considered critical to global competitiveness. And in the United States, there's nothing more politically contentious than the role of government in the economy.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
More and more micro-entrepreneurs are using online services like Etsy, Kickstarter, Uber and Lyft to create their own jobs. Welcome to the new DIY economy.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.com, share his ideas, tips and even his own doodles about harnessing the power of the Web for good. At 29, Ohanian has come to personify the dorm-room tech entrepreneur. Within a couple of years of graduating from the University of Virginia, Ohanian sold Reddit for millions of dollars. Without Their Permission is his personal guidebook for other aspiring entrepreneurs.
Friday, August 16, 2013
In the midst of the political turmoil in the Middle East, Christopher Schroeder, a seasoned investor in emerging markets, says that there’s a quieter revolution emerging—one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress. He describes the entrepreneurial trends in Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, and the major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, and Yahoo that are supporting it. He's the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Kristin McDonough, director of the NYPL's Science, Industry and Business Library, Robyn Saunders, career coach at the Career and Education Information Service at the Bronx Library Center, and Jesse Montero, coordinator of Information Services at the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library and manager of their Information Commons, talk about the library-based resources for job seekers and entrepreneurs and answer listener questions.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Most indexes that measure business environments around the world rate places like the United States, Singapore, and Japan, very highly. But in fact, we fall dramatically behind places like sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America, China, and Brazil when it comes to entrepreneurship. How do developing countries foster entrepreneurship in a way that the first world doesn’t?
Thursday, October 25, 2012
During the presidential debates both President Obama and Mitt Romney have spoken about global competitiveness and America's resurgence in producing goods. But Vivek Wadhwa says it will take more than manufacturing jobs to keep pace with China — and that the candidates' political focus is misplaced.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Vijay Vaitheeswaran, correspondent for the Economist, discusses why the benefits of globalization haven’t been shared fairly among all people, and comes up with some ideas for how they can be. His book Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World's Most Wicked Problems investigates how the extraordinary benefits of the innovation revolution be shared more equitably among all of society.