Tag: entrepreneurship

Innovation and its discontents

Adam Gabriele , December 16th, 2021

Nostalgia for the Future “I’ll never be a billionaire. Now I help other people try to get there, but I just don’t have the emotional well.” These words…


A Very Lengthy Swedish Introduction: Hype, Storytelling, and the Question of Entrepreneurial Allies

Angela Kristin VandenBroek , August 3rd, 2021

The Pitch At a Stockholm-based entrepreneur meetup, two entrepreneurs stood on stage ready to pitch their startup to a panel of venture capital investors (VCs).[1]  The man clicked…


Entrepreneurship and Emergent Technologies: From Predicting to Creating the Future

Lorenzo Skade , June 15th, 2021

“What is the motivator, what inspires us?” Stephen discusses with his teammate. “The reason is contribution, contribution to the world and to the future. It is about the…


A Sandbox for a Specific Type of Narcissist – Clubhouse, the Allure of Live Audio and Dangerous Rabbit Holes

Johannes Lenhard , April 6th, 2021

A nasal voice is rambling on in a long monologue about how to best pitch a startup on Clubhouse when I log on sometime in March. It is…


Entrepreneurship and Technologies

Johannes Lenhard , April 6th, 2021

Everyone is an entrepreneur – a new ethos is sweeping through our economic world. While the promises of ‘being your own boss’ and ‘deciding about your working hours’…


The scientific entrepreneur as hero: from Arrowsmith to the covid-19 vaccines by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , January 29th, 2021

Cover Arrowsmith, Pocket Books, 1944 Edition Sinclair Lewis’s novel Arrowsmith, published in 1925 to critical and public acclaim (the book was awarded the Pulitzer prize, although Lewis refus…


Entrepreneurship and E-Health: How Promises of Innovation are Transforming India’s Primary Care Sector by Sandra Bärnreuther

Sandra Bärnreuther , June 15th, 2020

Promotional materials from the global campaign to achieve Universal Health Coverage by the year 2030. Copyright UHC2030 – reproduced here under ‘fair use’ for academic purposes. “Health for…


Diving into the unknown: Business Anthropology in Portugal

Augusto Ferreira , February 13th, 2019

When one starts studying anthropology at the university, one of the first things we’re told is that it can be used in almost anything. From medicine to psychology,…

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Creating a World Without Poverty?

guestanthropologist , January 8th, 2018

By Hannah Feldman Sat on the floor of a small shared room on the outskirts of Metro Manila, Mae* and her sisters are hurriedly crafting necklaces, while their…

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Citizen aid – and why ordinary people are founding their own development projects

guestanthropologist , October 9th, 2017

By Anne-Meike Fechter At the height of the European refugee crisis, volunteers delivered goods to makeshift camps in Calais, set up soup kitchens, and helped recent arrivals on…

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Review: The Anthropology of Corporate Social Responsibility

guestanthropologist , October 2nd, 2017

By Deniz Seebacher **Originally published on Anthropology Matters, 17(2)** Corporations, an omnipresent form of organisation in today’s society, are increasingly called to participate in tackling envi…

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“Capitalism Is Just around the Corner…”

Alexandra Frankel , August 14th, 2017

A view on tourism and economic development from rural Cuba Expanding private business “Everyone is now crazy for renting,” my friend Julio told me during my last stay…

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Enterprising Opportunities: Responsibilising Ghana’s Poor

guestanthropologist , February 27th, 2017

by Tim Perkin Agbogbloshie is an area of Accra, Ghana’s capital, which has become a graveyard for global electronic waste (e-waste). In light of its structural adjustment after…

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Cuban imaginations of the future

standplaatswereld , October 5th, 2016

Door Caroline van Slobbe    Havana is full of small businesses. The most common entrepreneurs are ladies who sell cupcakes and cookies from their front door or window,…

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