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Entries by Steve Mariotti from 05/2013

Me and 'Mr. K' -- How Meeting Ewing Marion Kauffman Changed My Life and the Future of Entrepreneurship Education

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

NFTE today runs entrepreneurship education programs in over a dozen countries. Perhaps this rapid global growth would not have happened if I had not had a pivotal meeting in 1992 with one of our greatest modern entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

Harvard and The Marvelous World -- The Unlikely Story of a Maverick Fantasy Author and Educator

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Books

I get plenty of chances to travel and lecture about my experiences within the world of business and education. My recent trip to Harvard to do just that allowed me to hear a young author tell his unexpected story.

Playing For Real: Legendary Philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis

| Posted 05.10.2013 | Impact

One of the great philanthropists of our time passed away recently. During Kathryn's long, vital life, she gave millions to promote education, scientific research, and peace. She was my role model and friend, and I miss her already.

Jimi Hendrix... Entrepreneur!

| Posted 05.13.2013 | New York

One of my favorite entrepreneurs of all time is Jimi Hendrix. That might be a surprising statement at first glance, but studying this rock legend's career is instructive for any aspiring entrepreneur.

Harvard and The Marvelous World -- The Unlikely Story of a Maverick Fantasy Author and Educator: Part 2

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact

Troy CLE is an award-winning author who has developed a unique and highly comprehensive curriculum based upon his Marvelous World book series. This is an interview that took place after he spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Education about his accomplishments.

The Best and the Brightest -- My Favorite Book

| Posted 05.20.2013 | Books

Everyone has a favorite book. I read The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam over and over again, at least once a year. Sometimes, I will pick it up to touch and feel it, reading just a page or two, knowing by heart whole sections.

An Interview With Mark and Becky Levin, Founders of The Possible Project -- A World-Class Youth Entrepreneurship Program

| Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact

"The Possible Project was born out of an idea that came to us more than 30 years ago, while we were living in San Francisco. Each day we were overcome with the number of disengaged young people who were living on the streets, seemingly without direction."

A Must-Read on the '60s -- Carl Oglesby's Raven in the Storm

| Posted 05.23.2013 | Books

Much has been written about the tragedy of Vietnam and what often is not discussed is the waste of time and energy that was spent over the war and its advocates and opponents.

The SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference -- A World-Class Event

| Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

For the last three years, I have attended the SALT conference in Las Vegas. The brain child of Anthony Scaramucci, it is the top conference in the world for hedge funds and money managers. This year was the best.