The Startup Kid feeds history, national flavor, cultural quirks, into the same lean-mean-winning-machine as whimsy, romance, spontaneity, gesture, immaturity, joy, personal development — these are sacrificed for ambition presented so wholesomely we often fail to appreciate its ferocity. This certain kind of ambition is, I believe, currently being expressed in the ASSU Executive. This is not to say The Startup Kid is a real person or that he is part of the ASSU — but the attitude is real, and present.
In response to last Friday’s editorial, “Freeing Tantalus — Time To Fix Entrepreneurship,” we would like to share some additional entrepreneurship-related resources that were not described in The Daily’s editorial.
Stanford’s ties to Silicon Valley have made it synonymous with entrepreneurship. The university carefully cultivates its image as an estuary for new companies. The names of some of our most notable alumni — Yang, Hewlett, Packard — are fixtures on both our campus and in the entrepreneurial world. Stanford’s reputation as a center of innovation affords the university enormous prestige, as well as high quality applicants and faculty. Yet, despite the obvious benefit the University receives from successful and entrepreneurial alumni, Stanford gives very little practical support to the students who wish to follow in the footsteps of our most famous graduates.
President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) kicked off a campaign today to promote entrepreneurial growth among AAPIs.
Chilean minister of economy Juan Andres Fontaine pushed his ideas for jumpstarting the nation’s economy, describing mid- and long-range ideas to put Chile on the path to recovery.
Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, gave an Entrepreneurship Week (E-Week) lecture Wednesday afternoon, where he discussed the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and the essential principles for success of any initiative — business or otherwise.