There’s a middle class of businesses that are the backbone of the economy. Professor Saras Sarasvathy coined that term, and we’re pleased to adopt it. These businesses sit between the big corporations of the major stock indexes and the VC-funded gazelles and unicorns of Silicon Valley and Silicon Hills. The watchwords for these backbone businesses […]
About Hunter Hastings
Hi, Hunter Hastings here - I'm an economist by education, a marketer in my professional track, a venture capitalist in my current business life, an Individualist in philosophy, and a passionate supporter of entrepreneurship in whatever form I can practice it, support it and advance it.
Value is a cyclical process. Innovative business model designs reflect the cycle, bringing new value to every stage for all participants and partners.
Bill Sanders, an expert in contract negotiation in business, applies Austrian Principles in dealmaking and business relationship management.
It’s very hard to think of running a business without a strategy or a plan. But in fact, business managers should free their minds of these restrictions on action, and instead focus on exploration and expansion of a portfolio of experiments.
Mark Schaefer is an expert at bringing economic theories of this kind into vibrant contemporary life. He coined the term Cumulative Advantage and wants all entrepreneurs to know how to harness it.
We often hear that capitalism is under fire: in contemporary politics, in journalism, in popular discourse, and even in some business schools and among some management scholars and their students. But the criticism, upon examination, is not about capitalism but cronyism.