Today we honor Christopher Columbus day, a day that commemorates someone most people think of as an explorer. But beyond that, Columbus was an entrepreneur—and one of America’s very first ones, in fact. For five lessons in entrepreneurship from Christopher Columbus, check out this post on the U.S. Chamber blog.
UPDATE: With September now behind us, we wanted to add a quick update to this article. Over at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's site, Joel Klein, the CEO of Amplify and the former head of New York City's public school system, penned a great piece on how the U.S. needs to take a new approach to how it educates its students.
Nowadays, the term “big data” is tossed around a lot. But what do advances in data science mean for the U.S. economy, and what sort of impact can we expect data to have over the next few years?
These are a few of the issues that leading data experts are addressing today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s summit on Data-Driven Innovation, which features such speakers as Qing Wu, a senior economist at Google, and Julie Brill, a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission.
Inspired By Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Deep Space Industries Moves Closer to Goal of Mining Asteroids for Natural Resources
Though space travel used to be dominated solely by the government—and the American and Russian governments, specifically—a growing number of private companies have entered the formerly inaccessible industry over the past decade. Among this new crop of emergent businesses is Deep Space Industries, a space startup whose aim is appropriately out of this world.
In the beginning, Bob Shearer built vinyl liner pools. The vinyl liner pool was to the pool industry what the Volkswagen was to the auto industry: It created an affordable, easy-to-build pool for the middle class. It was a rectangular shape, came in two patterns, had a pump and filter, a ladder for access and egress, and a diving board. In contrast to the vinyl liner pool there was the concrete pool with a plaster finish, which took more resources and time to build.
The story of Ritani is, in many ways, the story of American manufacturing—just not the kind you’re probably thinking of. The company, which is revolutionizing the e-commerce space, particularly for the millennial buyer, has pioneered the “clicks and bricks” model of retail that merges the online and brick and mortar worlds to drive growth.
Yet the story of Ritani can’t be told without first telling the story of the Julius Klein Group.
When Alan Martin was in college, he struggled each semester to pay exceedingly high prices for his textbooks.
So he did something about it.
Over the past three decades, Ken Burns has created some of the most celebrated documentaries in film history. HIs latest feature length documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," is a 7-part series exploring one of America's most famous political dynasties.
Famous for his in-depth films, Burns knew from a young age he wanted to be a filmmaker. “I wanted to be a filmmaker, a feature filmmaker, from age 12,” he says. “I watched my dad cry at a movie one night, and I just suddenly realized. I understood why he cried.”