The following is a white paper I wrote over Winter 2013, which I then presented to the Dean of the Gabelli School of Business. I am posting it here for my own personal records, and for anyone interested in helping me turn Fordham into an Entrepreneurship Powerhouse.
The passing of the JOBS act was supposed to herald a new era in which regular people have access to fantastic opportunities previously restricted to industry experts (in this case accredited investors). To an optimistic few, it seemed like the Government was beginning to understand the possibilities for greater individual freedoms in our internet age. … More Power to the People – Supplied by the Market
Jerry Greenfield, one half of perhaps the most famous ice-cream duo in the world, recently delivered a keynote speech about his story and the lessons he has learned along the way to a packed auditorium of Fordham students. Jerry offered many insights to the students, including these two gems: Ben & Jerry’s Ice creams have … More Conscious Capitalism: The defining movement of the 21st Century
There has never been an easier time in the history of the world to consume. From physical goods to information, our entire economy revolves around making things easier and cheaper to obtain and digest. The vast majority of the population is content to be labeled “consumers”, and the government explicitly encourages consumers to consume, and … More Creativity, Not Consumption, Will Give The World A Reason To Dance.
As the New Year begins, I wanted to look back at my 2012 New Year’s Resolution of learning to code, and acknowledge that to date I have failed miserably in my pursuit of becoming the next Mark Zuckerburg. This winter, however, I will once again turn my hand to Codecademy, the free coding software used … More The Power of 2
“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you really are.” Just 20 minutes before I was due to give a presentation on the Opportunites for Entrepreneurship at Fordham University, I was yet to shower or even practice my speech. The reason? I was too captivated by an Austrian unbuckling his seatbelt, … More Why Felix Baumgartner may have more in common with an Entrepreneur than you may think.
As I prepare for a talk about the Entrepreneurship Opportunities at Fordham this weekend, and with the Compass Fellowship at Fordham well underway, I thought I would reflect on the state of Tech & Entrepreneurship in New York City, the city I am fortunate enough to call home.