Sunday, November 13, 2005


This post is an entry to next week's edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists, so I have decided to write a combination of a note of the death of Peter Drucker and the teaching methods of entrepreneurship in the schools. I searched the EGO archives and I found the following mention of Mr. Drucker:


Photon Courier describes two different kinds of Management Mentalities, as observed by Peter Drucker. [Editor's book recommendation: Edwin Locke's The Essence of Leadership: The Four Keys to Leading Successfully.] (EGO, CARNIVAL OF THE LAISSEZ-FAIRE CAPITALISTS, 07/28/04.)

Have you read Peter Drucker's book, Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

Pat Cleary of the Manufacturers' Blog has an hard hitting quote by Drucker regarding "big government."

The Economist has an article (The evangelist of entrepreneurship) on Carl Schramm and his "mission to teach the world to be entrepreneurial." Here is an excerpt from the article.

A key moment came in 1980 when America adopted the Bayh-Dole act, giving universities a serious financial stake in the intellectual property generated by their research. Yet Mr Schramm worries that universities are becoming too bureaucratic in their approach to intellectual property, creating a new bottleneck in the transfer of technology to start-ups. Several big firms have told Mr Schramm recently that they are considering switching research to universities in some developing countries, because there will be no question over who owns the rights to a breakthrough in those countries.

The university bottleneck is number two in Mr Schramm's top three worries. Number three is that favourite bugbear of American businessmen, an anti-corporate attitude that spawns burdensome government legislation, such as parts of the Sarbanes-Oxley act. But the top worry for Mr Schramm (and many others), is the low quality of much of America's educational system—since the most important ingredient of entrepreneurial capitalism is human capital. Happily, the other main focus of the Kauffman foundation is education: it is funding new approaches to teaching maths and science that Mr Schramm hopes will be imitated nationwide. (, 11/03/05.)

At the introduction lecture of Venture Cup, the co-founder of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Mats Lundqvist, showed us an interesting entrepreneurial model. (See slide #6, "function, control, use," PDF.)

One of our entries to the business plan competition is an idea to create a meeting place for entrepreneurs, inventors and investors. Read Palle Frid Svensson's post, OpenBC event in Gothenburg, at Matching entrepreneurs.