Is Self-Interest Complicating Your Budget Planning Process?

  Part 1 of a two-part series Are you familiar with any of the following scenarios? “My business unit leaders never set realistic budgets, I have to push them and prod them to get growth—did Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Joseph Astrachan

How To Know When You Need a Lawyer (and How To Find the Right One)

A risk-reward dynamic any entrepreneur must learn to balance is deciding when your firm needs a lawyer. Had Personal Software filed a patent on its app Visicalc, for example, Visicalc would today Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Dustin Slade

Dick Schulze Reflects on EIX and FamilyBusiness.org's Decade of Impact

Richard M. Schulze, Founder and retired CEO of Best Buy, sat down on April 19 with EIX Founding Editor Jim Wetherbe (at left) to discuss the 10 th anniversary of the first EIX home page. EIX was Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Catherine Buday

From Here to Net Zero: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Sustainable Transportation    

The transportation industry, and the shift to renewable energy, is ripe with opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators who yearn to help shape a more sustainable future and boost their own Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Oksana Gerwe and Dominique Houde

The Operating Leverage Ratio Imperative for Early Stage Ventures

Professors April Spivack  and Michael Morris integrated operating leverage as a component of a firm’s economic input when describing their Entrepreneur’s Profit Model .  Operating Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Phil Greenwood

Changing Expectations at Work

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of Navigating Change, a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX . Younger workers are entitled prima donnas who Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: MP Dunleavey

Opportunities Abound in Africa for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Meet Jean-Paul Nageri, the son to a banana farmer in Uganda. During the early-2020 harvest, JP's dad planned to use a middleman for distribution, but the deal fell through, leaving him with one acre Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Margaret Ntambi and Ona Aliakai

Can Entrepreneurs Innovate Without Disrupting Industries?

Editor’s note: Prof. Carton is an expert on strategy frameworks. He is especially interested in how strategy ideas develop over time and how they get used and shared in organizations. In this Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Guillaume Carton

When Can Fintech Do the Most Good?

Fintech is an increasingly important innovation for businesses across the world. Fintech broadly refers to technologies that enable banking and financial services. As fintech has the power to diffuse Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Arzi Adbi and Siddharth Natarajan

Simple Rules Can Power Up Your Global Strategy

Leonardo Da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” But in today’s world of international business, things have never been more complex. The combination of intensified Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Yoel Asseraf