Photo: Harvard professor Michael Porter (left) greets Nir Barkat (center), mayor of Jerusalem. On the right, business strategist Yagil Weinberg. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) By Robert Weisman Boston Globe. Read full article here. Jerusalem traces its history back to the fourth millennium BC. But looking to the future, its new mayor is turning to Harvard Business School […]
The Ron Blue Institute
Commonwealth’s Jay Hein worked closely with Ron Blue to establish the RBI at Indiana Wesleyan University. Click to listen to Ron’s vision. The Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning, which focuses on applying biblical principles to all areas of the financial decision making process, opened in January 2012 at Indiana Wesleyan University. The Institute is […]
Jay Hein’s presentation on Rethinking Wealth
Sagamore senior fellow and former St. Petersburg, Florida Mayor Rick Baker delivered remarks on his book, The Seamless City, at the 2012 Weekend in Boca nonprofit conference hosted by the Office Depot Foundation. Watch his remarks here or read them below. Rick Baker at 2012 Weekend in Boca Remarks by Rick Baker I thank […]
Good Business—Flourishing Lives
Americans give $1 billion per day. What is their ROI? Nonprofits account for 1 in 10 jobs in the American economy. What is their social impact? These two questions point to the promise and perplexity of giving and serving in America. In contrast to economies at the base of the pyramid where social distress is […]
Honoring Jesus in every economic endeavor
We often read that an unexamined life is not a healthy or realistic way to live, yet when it comes to money, we tend to shy away from what Scripture teaches us about how we spend, give, and save our money. Practicing the King’s Economy: Honoring Jesus in How We Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and […]
What’s a Start Up Studio
Startup studios are sometimes called “venture builders.” Or startup factories. Or venture studios. They are still new enough that there isn’t yet a single, consistent nomenclature. This article is one of the earlier pieces describing what a startup studio really is: a company whose product is other companies.
If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders…let me introduce them to you: They’re organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources.
Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don’t take any applications, nor do they run any sort of competitive program that culminates in a Demo Day. Instead, they pull business ideas from within their own network of resources and assign internal teams to develop them (engineers, advisors, business developers, sales managers, etc.).
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