In order to start a billion dollar company, we’re going to have to be playing with something that’s both crazy and dangerous. And by crazy and dangerous, I mean it has to have at least one element that scares the hell out of investors. Read on …
Tech startups have the potential to create an increasing number of jobs and help local professionals upskill in order to meet the increasing demand for specialized jobs. Here’s how tech startups can be a positive force for good in the financial lives of so many residents in the Carolinas.
Traditionally, the sole objective of any firm has been to maximize shareholder value. (This is reflected in the shareholder primacy model, as famously articulated by the late Chicago economist Milton Friedman.) However, there is now an open debate as to whether firms have an obligation to consider other stakeholders as well. Let’s look at family operated firms as an option.
“I spent the first half of my life in the for-profit sector, and the latter part sort of straddling the two: nonprofit and for-profit. Now, I’m working on systemic change that could bring the two together,” says Lara Stein. Here’s her story.
Epic Games appeared to be David taking on Goliath in its legal war against Apple. Epic sued Google, too. And in the long run the little guy appears headed for victory, as we predicted months ago. Here’s an update.
Starting in 2022, a provision in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will require companies to start amortizing their R&D investments over five years instead of expensing them in the same year they incur the costs. Congress should repeal the rule. Otherwise, jobs will be lost, and U.S. competitiveness will suffer.
On this Labor Day in a divided America, maybe we can take inspiration from entrepreneurs that don’t waste their time on divisive rhetoric but are united by the power of ideas. They are by nature optimists, and society benefits from their efforts. I just wish more people could be inspired by them to find the common ground that strengthens our nation.
Let’s be clear: The climate crisis is rapidly accelerating an already existential global water crisis. And just like the climate crisis, time is running out to act on water. It’s time to take action. Businesses can help. Here’s how.