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Novelty, Uniqueness, Originality

My work on An Ouroboros: Art, Money, and Entrepreneurial Action continues, sometimes at a pace of one or two paragraphs a day. Framing paragraphs are important, so this one took a while; it is the first of the fourth essay … Continue reading

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Art, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

I’m finally catching up on some of the background reading I need to do for An Ouroboros, including a 2014 working paper by Laura Niemi that demonstrates that an interest in the visual arts is predictive of occupational innovation (as … Continue reading

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What Does it all Mean?

Definitional problems still persist in the teaching and learning arts entrepreneurship. Each year, I ask students what “entrepreneurship” means to them and then, after a short lecture and reading material by Andrew Simonet, David Cutler, and Aaron Dworkin, ask: “What … Continue reading

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Fidelity ★ Efficiency ★Honor….Empathy

Because this past Sunday was “Purple Heart Day,” I had occasion to look at my father’s purple heart as well as his good conduct medal, inscribed with the words “fidelity,” “efficiency,” and “honor.” These are leadership values that are not … Continue reading

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Showcase, Not Competition

The Herberger Institute Office of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs, which I direct, just hosted its First Annual Herberger Institute Student Idea Showcase. It was a great event, with 18 students pitching ideas for everything from an app that reminds you … Continue reading

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The Ouroboros 2: What IS arts entrepreneurship anyway?

I was honored to be invited to deliver the keynote remarks at the UW-Madison Bolz Center’s Arts Business Research Symposium March 13-14, 2014.  I previewed those remarks here and am posting the full text serially over the next several days. … Continue reading

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Arts Entrepreneurship: New and Not New

My colleagues teaching courses or whole programs in “arts entrepreneurship” often categorize the discipline as “new,” “nascent,” or “emergent.” I too have used those descriptors. It is useful, however, to remember that while teaching specific courses, offering certificates and degrees, … Continue reading

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