What Data on Older Households Tell Us About Wealth Inequality and Entrepreneurship Growth


Entrepreneurial activity—a measure of a country’s dynamism and indicator of economic opportunity—can enhance economic growth through a number of channels. First, entrepreneurship fosters innovation through the development and marketability of advanced, often groundbreaking products and services. Second, small businesses tend to be more capital intensive than larger ones, which ... [Continue Reading]

What ‘Ghostbusters’ Taught Me About Entrepreneurship


I think we can all agree that throughout the rich and vast history of cinema, one film stands out among the rest.  Forget about Citizen Kane or Casablanca.  I’m referring of course to the 1984 classic, Ghostbusters.  In addition to being my favorite movie of all time (Fun fact: when I was five years old I insisted that my mother refer to me exclusively as Peter Venkman), I’ve ... [Continue Reading]

The psychology of entrepreneurship: have you got what it takes?


Being an entrepreneur can feel like a rollercoaster ride. One with steep highs and lows, moments of intense adrenaline, exposure, disorientation and occasionally the sense that you've somehow arrived back where you started. If your experience of being an entrepreneur includes moments of vulnerability, doubt, guilt, fear, and anxiety, the good news is – you're doing it right. ... [Continue Reading]

VC Chris Lynch on why failure is important in entrepreneurship

Boston-area venture capitalist Chris Lynch knows a thing or two about how to run a successful business. In 2010, Lynch became the CEO of database-software firm Vertica Systems at a time when the Billerica-based company was out of cash and ensnared in two lawsuits. Within a year, with Lynch at the helm, Vertica Systems was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) for nearly ... [Continue Reading]