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The secret letters of history’s first-known businesswomen

Around 1870BC, in the city of Assur in northern Iraq, a woman called Ahaha uncovered a case of financial fraud.

Ahaha had invested in long-distance trade between Assur and the city of Kanesh in Turkey. She and other investors had pooled silver to finance a donkey caravan delivering tin and textiles to Kanesh, where the goods would be exchanged for more silver, generating a tidy profit. But Ahaha’s share of the profits seemed to have gone missing – possibly embezzled by one of her own brothers, Buzazu. So, she grabbed a reed stylus and clay tablet and scribbled a letter to another brother, Assur-mutappil, pleading for help:

Democratization of Knowledge

Democratization of Knowledge

“Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy… cities will never have rest from their evils — no, nor the human race as I believe…” (Plato)

It is Not Just About the Money

It is Not Just About the Money

It is Not Just About the Money Monday, September 7, 2020, by Andrew McDonaldIt is Not Just About the Money Monday, September 7, 2020, by Andrew McDonaldIn continuing our conversation about the practical ways in which we can enact change for MSMEs globally, we will...

Resiliency

Resiliency

The panelists for “Arts and Entrepreneurship” (September 1, 2020) described both practicality and idealism under the current circumstances of distancing and digital outreach. The “new normal” of virtual representation was discussed by Tim Davis and Pat Thornton, who are forces in bringing the community together with positive visualization.

ICSB Resiliency Diploma

ICSB Resiliency Diploma

This ICSB event program, called the ICSB Resiliency, involves members who are looking for a formalized way of participating in ICSB programming. This is an incredible way to allow us to hold our members accountable to engage with their continued education and commitment to the evolution of entrepreneurship.

The End of the Status Quo

The End of the Status Quo

As transparency increases and the global population stands firmly and united in their demands to promote a just and green economy.

In December of 2019, ICSB provided a message to its entrepreneurship community, indicating the foreseeable “End of the Status Quo.” ICSB was expecting the need for a great upheaval of our past societal structure to meet the needs of an advancing world. With the growing demand for employment opportunities, attention to global health trends, and humanitarian justice, we can no longer ignore how our status quo has failed us.

The Changes in Wealth

The Changes in Wealth

Altering Perspectives with Humane Entrepreneurship

In the introduction to our paper, “Humane Entrepreneurship: How Focusing on People Can Drive a New Era of Wealth and Quality Job Creation in a Sustainable World,” Dr. Ki-Chan Kim, Dr. Song-Tae Bae and I posed the question, “Where — exactly — is the wealth of nations?”