Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Interview with Zoltan Cendes now online

My Kaizen interview with entrepreneur Zol Cendes on the theme of Entrepreneurial Software is now posted at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship site. I met Mr. Cendes in Naples, Florida, to discuss his experience founding Ansoft, a $900 million … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship and Virtue Ethics

In this 21-minute video lecture, Entrepreneurship and Virtue Ethics, I connect the success traits of entrepreneurs (e.g., initiative, guts, win-win trade, and so on) with moral virtues (e.g., integrity, courage, justice, and so on). My thesis is that what is … Continue reading

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Kaizen 29: The Zol Cendes interview

Entrepreneurial Software The latest issue of Kaizen [pdf] features my interview with Zoltan Cendes. We met in Naples, Florida, to discuss Mr. Cendes’s experience founding Ansoft, a $900 million software company that revolutionized engineering modeling. My favorite images from this … Continue reading

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The Innovator’s DNA — and Montessori education

Hal Gregersen, co-author of The Innovator’s DNA (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011), identifies the often-shared traits of innovators, but then makes this striking point about how the innovative became innovative: “‘It’s fascinating when we interview these famous entrepreneurs to realise … Continue reading

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John Chisholm — “Unleash Your Inner Company” talk

In this 20-minute “Unleash Your Inner Company” talk, entrepreneur John Chisholm (San Francisco) discusses: * the values that motivate entrepreneurs; * the mutually-reinforcing traits of passion and perseverance; * finding unique customers needs; * fitting those needs to one’s own … Continue reading

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Full Kaizen interview with entrepreneur Surse Pierpoint

My full interview with Panama’s Surse Pierpoint is now posted at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship’s site. The theme of the interview is Entrepreneurial Logistics in Panama. An abbreviated version was published last month in Kaizen. Be sure to … Continue reading

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Luhnow on the two Latin Americas

In The Wall Street Journal, David Luhnow contrasts “The Two Latin Americas” — one oriented to the Atlantic and statism and the other oriented to the Pacific and markets. “In 2014, the Pacific Alliance trade bloc (consisting of Mexico, Colombia, … Continue reading

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Kaizen 28: The Surse Pierpoint interview

Entrepreneurial Logistics in Panama The latest issue of Kaizen [pdf] features my interview with Surse Pierpoint. We met in Panama City to discuss Mr. Pierpoint’s experience working in the Free Trade Zone, the Panama Canal’s history and major expansion project, … Continue reading

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