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Peace Through Entrepreneurship by Steven  R. Koltai
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The world is sort of stuck in a post-WW2 mentality where working for big companies and firms seem to be the way of the road expect for a few pockets of entrepreneurship such as Silicon Valley. This sentiment is conveyed as well by Koltai who shows that if the US government spent more on entrepreneurship we can create jobs and peace all over the world. According to his data the State Department spends less than 1% of its money on entrepreneurship, less then the cost of a F16. Procurement for the government goes to giant nonspecialist contractors who know how to play the game of procurement instead of actually knowing how to do the job. Basically the US government is just not setup to deal with startups and how to help new companies thrive.

I liked the proposed policy changes that Koltai said may be beneficial for promoting entrepreneurship, but the one of the chapters seems to be a summary of Startup Communities by Brad Feld.

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Reading Progress

April 3, 2017 – Started Reading
April 3, 2017 – Shelved
April 17, 2017 – Finished Reading

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