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Innovation in the Government Industry, Vol. 1: Seasteading

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Innovation and progress requires experimentation -- trial and error. Unfortunately, for entrepreneurs with ideas for "startup countries," there's no way for them to experiment. It's not like the software industry where all you need is a laptop.

Ron Paul Benefits Least From Super PACs Among Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Ad warfare between super PACs dominated the Republican primary season, with Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum all leaning heavily on outsid...

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar and Michael BeckeliWatch NewsContrary to expectations, the much-criticized court decisions that gave us "super PACs" have not led to ...

Man Who Gave Students $100,000 To Drop Out Of College Will Teach At Stanford

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2012 | College

* Star tech investor to teach at Stanford * Campus abuzz over entrepreneurship * Anti-college stance has some crying "hy...

A Young Entrepreneur's Innovative Approach to Success

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

"How to Start a Venture Capital Firm." A Skillshare class... taught by a 21-year-old college dropout! Not even a Harvard-dropout, a small-liberal-arts-college-with-a-mediocre-reputation-in-upstate-New-York-dropout. I was skeptical but intrigued.

Candidates Rake In Donations From Wealthy

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just two dozen ultra-wealthy donors are behind a surge of million-dollar contributions to the new breed of political committees dur...

Eastwood Super Bowl Ad: Powerful, Inspirational and Dead Wrong

John Hrabe | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business
John Hrabe

The American recovery won't come from Detroit's dogged persistence. It will come from innovative computer geeks and social misfits. Instead of a pep talk, we need a lesson in computer programming.

Why 'The PayPal Mafia' Is Killing It

Eric M. Jackson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Small Business
Eric M. Jackson

It was a unique combination of circumstances, talent, and audacity that would make PayPal an incubator for so many successful entrepreneurs.

To Skirt Visa Issue, Blueseed Wants To Build Immigrant Startups On International Waters

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Max Marty, a Silicon Valley founder, wants to build a "visa-free" startup incubator aboard a ship in international waters. How crazy can entrepreneurs get?

The Singularity ... and Government in the Future

Marvin Ammori | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology
Marvin Ammori

The Singularity Government may (not) be a brilliant idea. The Singularity Summit definitely is. It couldn't come soon enough.

PayPal Founder Funds Floating Sea Colony

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.18.2011 | Technology

PayPal founder Peter Thiel has invested $1.25 million in an ambitious project--floating, autonomous colonies at sea. The progressive entrepreneur ...

Another Entrepreneur Says College Is Worthless | Gus Lubin | Posted 08.22.2011 | College


Genius is Overrated: the Thiel Fellowships and the Innovation Deficit

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology
Ian Fletcher

The Thiel Fellowship program's essential strategy consists in smoothing the path of individual geniuses, and this is simply not where the bottleneck to innovation lies in America today.

Ignorant and Free

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 08.14.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

Peter Thiel has drawn much attention for arguing that higher education is a "bubble" along the lines of the housing market and tech stocks because "people are not getting their money's worth, basically, when you do the math."

Women In Science: The (Low) Numbers Don't Lie

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.03.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Robyn Gee Peter Thiel, the co-founder ...

Peter Thiel Discusses His College Experience (VIDEO)

Posted 08.03.2011 | College

Paypal founder and Facebook investor Peter Thiel, is paying students 100,000 dollars to drop out of college. But what was his college experience (at ...

Am I Past My Entrepreneurial Prime?

Liz Hamburg | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
Liz Hamburg

Sure, younger entrepreneurs can afford to take more risk and work longer hours. But what about the benefit of years of experience, strong networks, perspective?

America's Higher Education Resource

Michael Roth | Posted 08.01.2011 | College
Michael Roth

When it works well, our higher education sector offers a wide range of choices to students who hope to build on their education in different ways. This is great American resource to be protected and cultivated.

I Didn't Go To College and I Am Proud of It

Yashar Ali | Posted 06.26.2012 | College
Yashar Ali

When most people hear about a college-aged kid skipping college, they aren't reminded of Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. They think of an aimless eighteen-year-old who sleeps the day away and lacks real purpose.

Thiel's Dropout Deal Misses the Point

Andrew P. Kelly | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Andrew P. Kelly

A four-year degree program is certainly not a good a fit for everyone, and we clearly need a broader array of high-quality postsecondary options. Unfortunately, Thiel's provocative brainchild does nothing to inform this debate.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

College Dropouts Wanted: Peter Thiel Awards $100,000 Fellowships To Entrepreneurs Under 20 | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Midway through his freshman year at Harvard University, Ben Yu felt like Harvard's core curriculum kept getting in the way of his other interests. So ...

Entrepreneur Pays Students To Drop Out Of School | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Parents, do you hope that your children have the chance to become like Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder, Facebook investor and hedge fund manager? I...

'Winning' the Higher Education Game

Zac Hill | Posted 07.10.2011 | College
Zac Hill

Clearly, the goal of the higher education system is not for everyone in America to get a JD or an MD or a Ph.D. But if you looked from a game design perspective, you'd very much think that it is.

Nate C. Hindman

Champagne And Easy Money: The Web's Young Stars Confront Another Bubble | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

For the sixth annual Summit Series, an invite-only gathering of elite entrepreneurs held earlier this month, 1,000 attendees paid $3,500 each to board a 14-story ocean liner for a three-day cruise in the Caribbean.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Pop Goes The Higher Ed Bubble? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.03.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The average college graduate leaves school with $24,000 in debt and one in 10 are unable to find work of any kind. By year's end, student ...