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Some entrepreneurs say their drive comes from within while others point to role models who helped them think for themselves I’m just back from a round-table discussion on whether you can teach entrepreneurship. The room was packed with people who have started their own businesses but there was no real consensus on how to help… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan

A government-appointed expert group in Ireland makes uncomfortable reading for all invested in Europe’s “knowledge economy” experiment. It questioned (a) whether Ireland’s investment in ‘STI’ (science, technology and innovation) is really economically worthwhile and (b) whether producing 20% more PhD students might be counterproductive. These points are buried in a lengthy report by an academic… » read more

Posted by Gary Finnegan