In a fully connected and ever-changing world, what does knowledge mean? The global public has access to seemingly all the information that one might desire to know. However, despite this possibility, understanding and information are still somehow disconnected from each other. There seems to be only a select few who can decipher data in a way that presents that data. Yet, again, this translation often does not reach the general public or even the practitioners and professionals that might use it.
A new approach to performing neural network computations for machine learning using photonic tensor cores instead of graphics processing units (GPUs) suggests 2-3 orders higher performance can be achieved for processing optical data feeds. It also indicates that photonic processors have the potential to augment electronic systems and may perform exceptionally well in network-edge devices in 5G networks.
As I am transitioning into a new leadership position, I am confronted with the higher truths of leadership and how they unfold within an entrepreneurial orientation and, further, a humane entrepreneurial orientation (as found in the theory and practice of Humane Entrepreneurship, or HumEnt). Leadership grasps the critical importance of creating workplace climate and culture, thus determining the state of the Humane Entrepreneurship at any given enterprise.
The UN Declaration of the Micro and Small Business (MSMEs) Day, spearheaded by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), has been a critical milestone in the fulfillment of ICSB’s mission to support entrepreneurs and small business is progressing towards inclusive economic growth. The Declaration, while highlighting the complexity and the multidimensionality of the entrepreneurial role, recognizes the role of MSMEs in the achievement of the UN – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Welcome to the New ICSB Board of Directors Monday, July 13, 2020 Welcome to the New ICSB Board of Directors Monday, July 13, 2020 Welcoming to a New Dawn for ICSB Almost two months ago, I presented my vision for a “New Dawn for MSMEs and Startups.” As the world begins...
Upon spending time considering and analyzing the pre-existing conditions, especially those that have been exploited due to the stress of COVID-19, at our MSMEs Day Celebration today, we feel prepared to continue the conversation.
To dive deeper into the individual facets of MSME realities, we must create platforms that uplift and highlight MSMEs. We are beyond excited to announce that we will have released our 2020 ICSB Global MSMEs Report. This compilation not only expands our discussion, but it also provides us with a physical representation of our community. Within the pages of the Global MSMEs Report, our community’s members share their stories, be that in the form of their research or their experience. This report represents the true diversity and uniqueness in entrepreneurial activity and small business perspectives dependent on location.
Micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) represent around
70 per cent of global employment and provide essential opportunities, often for
the most vulnerable, including women and youth. They also make up nearly half of the GDP in developing countries, playing a critical role in advancing shared prosperity.
The International Council for Small Business announces the theme and start of the Celebration of and Action for Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises on 27 June
Celebration of and Action for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day are a United Nations Name Day, which was established in 2017. The day, June 27th is meant to demonstrate global support of MSMEs. MSMEs are the most significant contributors to local and global economies. However, they are often much forgotten and oppressed by restrictive policies and unsupported responses in times of need. MSMEs Day seeks to be both a moment of applause for the work that MSMEs do and a moment to gather for future planning to better promote the smaller economic units in the world.
US Senator Marco Rubio, Addresses MSME DayTuesday, June, 23, 2020