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What you Can Learn About Adaptability from Sylvan Learning

What you Can Learn About Adaptability from Sylvan Learning

When W. Berry Fowler decided to give up his formal teaching career to open a tutoring business in 1979, he had no idea he was at the forefront of a revolution.

His single location center at the Sylvan Hill Medical Center in Portland, Ore., eventually grew into Sylvan Learning: the largest for-profit tutoring company in the country, spurred on by a transformation in the U.S. educational system.

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How to Solve the Jobs Dilemma: Attract and Retain More Entrepreneurs

How to Solve the Jobs Dilemma Attract and Retain More Entrepreneurs

Note: originally posted on Knowledge@Wharton 

Despite an unemployment rate hovering at 6.7%, American businesses still struggle to fill jobs, with executives saying there’s a lack of innovative minds to lead new projects. But it seems the blame for this can be placed on the C-Suite, with leaders overlooking entrepreneurial-minded employees who are actively pitching the next big thing. Companies are wasting innovative energy by failing to support ideas. Business strategist and best-selling author Kaihan Krippendorff explains how this jobs dilemma is hurting progress and how business leaders can fix it.

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Knowing The Opportunity Is Yours

by Lisa Rific, Flikr user

An entrepreneur who has launched 19 companies, and created over 50 million human life years as a result, shares his approach to recognizing opportunities.

It seems to me it all comes down to this moment: it’s 5:30a.m., and while I write, shivering in a still-cold house, my kids are warming my bed, which they stumbled into last night. When the world is calling you back to sleep, how do you know the opportunity you keep waking up for is the right one?