Virgin Galactic – The Future of the Space Industry?

While reading about corporate entrepreneurship and writing my book report focusing on Hamilton Sundstrand I was moved to investigate other current entrepreneurial projects in the aerospace industry. When I think of exciting, new, and innovative projects in the industry I think of Virgin Galactic’s commercial space flight project. Before NASA lost most of its funding, … Continue reading


As I was perusing articles about entrepreneurship I came across a lot of information about contests for business plans and elevator pitches. Most were funded by places  higher education that required a certain amount of affiliation with the school but were still quite noteworthy (MIT requires only one student be on a team of five … Continue reading

The Influential Internet

Since the creation of the internet the power each force has in Michael Porter’s Industry Structure Model has shifted. These shifts have been advantageous to some forces while detrimental to others. The Internet has had an overall negative impact on the five forces, one of which being the ‘Rivalry Among Existing Competitors’. The Internet has taken … Continue reading

Nexus Taxes – Attacking small business or protecting state income?

I was perusing the NY Times today when I came across this article. I have been loosely following the dilemma of instating Nexus taxes as various states in the US fight to get the money they lose when tax payers buy products online at sites like Amazon where they are not required to pay sales tax. … Continue reading

Creative Abrasion – Does chafing payoff?

“Creative Abrasion” is a hiring technique used by Jerry Hirshberg when starting Nissan Design International, Nissan’s Design Studio based in California. This philosophy follows that you hire people in pairs, each with clashing world views and strong character. While at first glance this team structure is uncomfortable and risky, Nissan has had much success leading … Continue reading