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Is It Time to Ditch the Word “Nonprofit”? (Blog)

By Allison GaussWe transitioned from the term “charity” to “nonprofit” in the 20th century. Now it’s time to evolve and claim an even more fitting …

When Subscriptions Revenue Models Work Best

The two hardest aspects of starting a new business for me always seem to be naming the business (which I normally leave to my more creative partners) and determining a pricing strategy.<p>The core revenue model for theentrepreneurialmind.com started out as a transactional premium pricing model. We …

Business Strategy

The End Of Organic Farming Might Be Sooner Than We Thought

It might seem like a good time to be part of the small farm business: More people than ever want to eat locally produced food, even casual …

Agriculture

Small Meat Producers Take Their Slaughterhouse Gripes To Congress

Nowadays consumers are more willing to pay extra for a rack of ribs if it's produced nearby. A local bone-in ribeye, on average, costs about $1 more than a conventional steak. A pound of local sliced bacon has a $2 upcharge, according to retail reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>What …

What the U.S. could learn from Sweden’s 6-hour work day

Keeping with the spirit of work-life balance prized in Scandinavian countries, many firms in Sweden are supporting a six-hour work day. The news …

Steve Blank: Should I Get an M.B.A.?

STEVE BLANK: I usually hear the “Should I get my M.B.A.?” question at least once a month. If you’re an entrepreneur, the glib answer is “no.” It’s also the wrong answer. …

“Boss Life” Gives a Realistic View of Small Business Ownership

There are plenty of books on management and leadership today, but none comes close to the raw honesty and grit that you will find in “Boss Life: …

Lean Data – Acumen: Ideas

In 2006, Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun set out to eradicate kerosene as a source of light in the developing world. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, …

Customers

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge

Listening to these podcasts will make you smarter, tougher, and more business savvy.<p>Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are …

Entrepreneurship

Market Share—a Key to Profitability

The March–April 1974 issue of HBR carried an article that reported on Phases I and II of a project sponsored by the Marketing Science Institute and the Harvard Business School. The basic purpose of the project is to determine the profit impact of market strategies (PIMS). The earlier article …

Investing

What the Heck Is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?

I have the best job in the world.<p>Every day I talk to entrepreneurs, who are working on the next Periscope, and help them figure out how to grow their businesses.<p>Every day I learn a little more about how one of the most reputed technology companies in the world operates from incredible people like …

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

Design

What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living

<b>(IARphoto via iStock)</b><p>People say we’re “rich in other ways,” but that doesn’t fix the ugly fact that most farms are unsustainable<p>Jaclyn Moyer<p>February 10, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>On the radio this morning I heard a story about the growing number of young people choosing to become farmers. The farmers in …

Farming

VC investing boom neglects startups tackling poverty

PALO ALTO — The venture capital investing boom has sent billions of dollars to startups that serve the upper crust of society with an app to deliver …

Is “Fixing Development” The Real Grand Challenge for Global Development?

<i>“Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives” – Bill Gates, Bill &</i> …

A third way to think about aid

The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes …

Foreign Aid

The single biggest reason why startups succeed

Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others -- and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered …

Startups

The Great Repeatable Model

<i>Many companies believe that constant reinvention is the key to remaining competitive in today’s ever-changing market. But Chris Zook and James Allen,</i> …

Rethinking the E Word (SSIR)

<b>The Value of Strategic Planning & Evaluation</b> In this ongoing series of essays, practitioners, consultants, and academics explore the value of …

Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> We continue our coverage of Cuba with Catherine Murphy, a filmmaker who lived and studied in Cuba in the ’90s. Her film titled <i>Maestra</i> …

Farming

Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff

There’s something so cool about finding a new podcast to love — each little download opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, new ways of seeing the …

Comedy

Farmers turn to GMO-free crops to boost income

<b>WASHINGTON –</b>When Justin Dammann enters his southwestern Iowa cornfield this month, the 35-year-old farmer will sow something these 2,400 acres have …

What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Eighteen years ago, Dean Karlan was a fresh, bright-eyed graduate student in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He wanted to answer what seemed like a simple question:<p>"Does global aid work?" Karlan says.<p>He was reading a bunch of studies on the topic. But none of them actually …

Six Theory of Change Pitfalls to Avoid (SSIR)

Over the past decade, more and more nonprofits have developed a theory of change—that is, an articulation of the results an organization must achieve …

This Is Why Leadership Requires Mentorship

Mentoring is not just an optional activity. It is the best way to work through failure in a way that leads to a healthier, more well-informed success.<p>Failure <i>is</i> an option in entrepreneurship. In fact, it's a required step on the path to success. Without failure, you can't really figure out how to …

Leadership

Give Impact Investing Time and Space to Develop

Impact investing has captured the world’s imagination. Just six years after the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term, the sector is booming. An estimated 250 funds are actively raising capital in a market that the Global Impact Investing Network estimates at $25 billion. Giving Pledge members …

Why So Many Americans Are Trapped in ‘Deep Poverty’

While politicians in both parties continue to voice concern about the economic plight of the middle class, a more urgent crisis may be the growth in …

Income Inequality

How Human-Centered Design Can Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

In 2009, IDEO.org published the Human-Centered Design Toolkit to introduce creative problem-solving to nongovernmental organizations and social …